The winter sports activities we cover are listed below. If you can not see the winter sports activity you are taking part in, please email with details and we will advise if cover can be provided.
Please note all policy levels include serach and rescue including helicopter and air ambulance costs.
Cross country lauglauf skiing on marked resprt trails
Cross country langlauf skiing away from resort trails
Skiing on and off piste with or without a guide on marked resort runs and unpisted trails on resort ski area maps
Snow shoeing on marked resort trails
Cross country langlauf ski marathon amateur events
Snowboarding - on and off piste with or without a guide on marked resort runs and unpisted trails on resort ski area maps
Ski touring (ascending using skins) - back country skiing or snowboarding including telemark, skidoo, snowcat or helicopter skiing
Heli and snowcat skiing
Split boarding - back country touring
Snow shoeing away from marked resort trails
Pipe and park freestyle skiing and snowboarding (but excluding competitions)
Ski touring (pulling pulks) - commercially guided tours only
Ski mountaineering - alpine ascents using mountaineering equipment (European destinations only)
Ski mountaineering - alpine ascents using mountaineering equipment (Worldwide destinations)
Ski touring (pulling pulks) - unguided - you must provide full details of the trip for acceptance before proceeding
Activities covered: click here for full list
Winter Sports Travel Insurance
Snowcard are renowned for providing the best specialist winter travel insurance. In fact, we've been providing what we regard to be the best winter sports holiday insurance cover since 1990, which today makes us one of the UK's leading specialists for skiing and snowboarding travel insurance. Discover our winter sport insurance today!
Snowcard winter sport cover is completely flexible and puts you in control providing you with the option to customise your own policy and choose sums insured for your very own unique winter sports holiday insurance.
Wherever in the world your winter adventure may take you, with winter sports travel insurance from Snowcard you can enjoy your holiday safe in the knowledge that you'll have 24-hour access to one of the best emergency assistance services available in the UK. Purchase your winter sport insurance form Snowcard today.
Is Standard Travel Insurance With Winter Sports Cover Enough?
If you’re considering taking standard travel insurance including winter sports cover, then be aware that standard winter sports cover may not always be appropriate when it comes to providing cover specifically for on and off piste winter sports activities. Most standard travel policies including those provided free with bank accounts severely restrict or limit off piste skiing and snowboarding. With a Snowcard winter sports insurance, you can rest assured you are covered by experts who have been insuring skiers and snowboarders for over 30 years. All Snowcard policies include search and rescue as standard.
Winter Sports Safety Tips
Skiing, snowboarding, and all winter sports are regarded as being accessible holiday options for anyone, but they are dangerous sports with increased risks of injury. However, whether you are a novice going on your first adventure, or a seasoned professional there are safety tips which you should never ignore. We recommend reading 10 Rules for Conduct compiled by the International Ski Federation for more information.
Remember, be safe when you hit the slopes and enjoy your adventure with winter sports travel insurance from Snowcard.
If you would like to find out further information about our winter sports holiday insurance then please get in touch. We offer a variety of different insurances for skiing and snowboarding, water sports, climbing and mountaineering. You can get in touch with us by using our contact form or by email. We would be more than happy to answer any queries you may have about our winter sport insurance.
What Winter Sports Insurance Do I Need?
At Snowcard we have our own unique specialist winter sports travel insurance suitable for a wide range of different winter sports activities.
We offer specialist cover for the following activities:
- Dog sledging
- Pipe and park freestyle skiing and snowboarding
- Skiing - on and off piste with or without a guide
- Ski-biking and ski bobbing
- Ski touring
- Ski mountaineering
- Snowboarding - on and off piste with or without a guide
Please view our comprehensive list of activities covered for more information.
Why Use a Specialist Winter Sport Travel Insurance Provider?
Winter sports activities like skiing, snowboarding, and mountaineering are high risk sports with variable hazards increasing risks of injury.
A specialist winter sports travel insurance provider will cover you for a wide range of activities that will not always be covered by a standard travel insurance policy. Beware, the EHIC does not provide the same protection as a specialist winter sports policy. Most expenses incurred in winter sports resorts are privately charged and must be paid for at the point of delivery. Snowcard will guarantee these costs for you.
Low cost standard winter sports policies will not provide you with adequate cover for on and off piste winter sports activities. A specialist Snowcard policy will offer you the protection you need, a service that has been tried and tested for 30 years with a claims service geared up to respond in a crisis with 24-hour assistance from International Medical Rescue.
What Does Winter Sports Insurance Cover?
Snowcard polices are tailored so that you have protection specific to your needs, our specialist winter sports travel insurance includes cover for:
- Emergency Medical Expenses & Repatriation including heli-rescue and air ambulance cover – this core cover is included with all Snowcard policies.
- Personal Liability
- Personal Accident
Optional cover – with policy limits tailored to match your needs:
- Personal Belongings
- Winter Sports Equipment
- Techno pack – for cameras and electronics
- Cancellation & Cutting short a trip
- Travel Delays
- Missed Departure
- Travel Disruption
- Piste Closure