If you’re looking for ski holiday insurance, then you’re in the right place! Snowcard Insurance Services has been providing skiers and snowboarders with flexible, adaptable ski cover insurance and peace of mind since 1990. Snowcard is the best value ski trip insurance.
Snowcard policies now cover cancellation if you become ill with coronavirus COVID-19 and include emergency medical expenses if you contract COVID-19 on holiday. If you are travelling within Europe we will cover you if you are travelling against FCDO advice. Full details of COVID-19 cover click here.
As one of the UK’s longest serving specialist providers of winter sports ski insurance, Snowcard cover a wide range of winter sports activities including on and off-piste skiing with or without a guide. All of our ski holiday insurance policies include invaluable search and rescue insurance, critical for travel in the mountains where heli rescue costs must be paid for by the injured skier.
Whatever your style of skiing, we have a policy to suit your needs. Snowcard, we believe, is the best ski travel insurance available in the UK. Our insurers operate an in-house 24/7 emergency service, Internatinal Medical Rescue who are able to provide a unique and specialist claims service for skiers. The claims team have been looking after Snowcard clients for over 30 years, a unique relationship in the modern travel insurance market with many years of shared experience in providing ski insurance to experienced skiers.
Taking chances on the slopes without adequate ski cover is a problem (the FCO estimates around 1 in 5 skiers ignores the need for ski insurance). For skiers particularly, this can be a costly risk. Should you require medical assistance, or even helicopter rescue in an emergency situation, then you’ll need to be covered with a good ski travel insurance. Average claims costs are over £1000 and are set to rise as the UK leaves the EU and the benefits of the EHIC card. If you need a helicopter rescue and hospitalisation is involved, average costs exceed £5000, serious injuries can run into much higher figures, especially in North America where claims regularly exceed £50,000.
As an established specialist provider of ski travel insurance, we understand customer requirements when it comes to skiing, which is why we can offer cover for skiing on and off-piste with or without a guide, allowing you to enjoy your adventure with security and peace of mind.
The Swiss Federal Institute For Forest, Snow and Landscape Research website outlines each avalanche danger level with the European Danger Scale. You should be aware of these guidelines as failure to exercise a duty of care and triggering avalanches that cause other skiers or snowboarders injury or death has recently landed the unaware in court! Snowcard ski cover insurance includes personal liability insurance.
Why Take Out Travel Insurance for Skiing With Snowcard?
As for any holiday or trip abroad, the last thing you want to think about is what could go wrong and that’s why we provide access to 24/7 emergency assistance no matter where you are in the world. Our ski holiday insurance policies are designed to respond in a crisis, and whilst our premiums are competitive for the high level of cover we give, it’s important to know when comparing quotes for ski travel insurance that standard, budget or cheap policies typically provide you with much lower levels of cover, often underwritten by insurers with little or no experience of the mountains. Our ski holiday insurance is suitable for all skiers and has been tried and tested over many years.
If you’re new to skiing and planning a ski holiday for the first time, then you may want to read how to stay safe on the slopes, a guide produced by GOV.UK. This will help you choose the right ski holiday insurance for you as well as providing you with further information about skiing.
If you would like to find out further information about our ski insurance or want to enquire about our ski cover policies then please get in touch with us - you can use our contact form or email. We would more than happy to answer any queries you may have about our ski insurance.
What Ski Insurance Do I Need?
At Snowcard we have specialist travel insurance suitable of all types of skiers.
We offer specialist cover for the following activities:
- Nordic cross-country skiing
- Pipe and park freestyle skiing and snowboarding
- Skiing - on and off piste with or without a guide
- Ski-biking and ski bobbing
- Ski racing/training (as an amateur or junior, excluding national team members or major international events)
- Ski touring (ascending using skins) - back country skiing or snowboarding, skidoo, snowcat or helicopter skiing
- Ski mountaineering - alpine ascents using mountaineering equipment
- Ski cover Insurance Skiing On and Off Piste
Why Use a Specialist Ski Travel Insurance Provider?
A specialist travel insurance provider will cover you for a range of different activities that will not be covered by a standard travel insurance policy.
Purchasing non-specislist ski cover rather than specialist travel insurance can be a huge risk and could leave you having to pay thousands in medical bills. A standard travel policy may not cover you for certain situations that may occur when you’re skiing and the claims handlers might not have the expertise to deal with your situation. A specialist Snowcard policy will offer you insurance protection that is made to respond in a crisis based on over 30 years winter sports insurance experience.
What Does Ski Travel Insurance Cover?
Here at Snowcard our polices are tailored so that you have protection specific to you, our specialist insurance includes cover for:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Search and rescue
- Heli evacuation
- Repatriation to the UK
- Personal Liability
- Personal Accident
- Ski Equipment
- Techno pack – for cameras and electronics
- Cancellation and cutting short a trip
- Travel Delays
- Missed Departure
- Travel Disruption
- Piste Closure