Medical claims costs for winter sports accidents now outstrip the amount spent by skiers on their entire winter holiday by an average of £375.
Despite this, three in five skiers do not have winter sports cover on their travel insurance, potentially leaving them with a painful medical bill.
Aviva’s claims data from last ski season found the average winter sports accident cost £1490, a rise of 40% on the previous year.
Jerry Finch of Aviva says, “Trying to save a bit of money by not getting travel cover when the potential for injuries is high could be a false economy. The risk of participating in winter sports is often not covered by the European Health Insurance Card.”