At Snowcard we are renowned for providing specialist travel insurance for winter sports. 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.
We provide policies to cover a wide range of winter sports with on and off piste skiing and snowboarding travel insurance.
As a leading provider of winter sports travel insurance we cover;
- Cresta or bob sleigh
- 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 racing/training (as an amateur or junior, excluding national team members or major international events)
- 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.
Snowcard policies are completely flexible and put you in control providing you with the option to customise your own policy and choose sums insured for your very own unique winter sports insurance.
Whether you are looking for single trip or annual multi-tip winter sports insurance we have a policy for you. Depending on which winter sports activities you plan on taking part in we offer the following cover options;
- Adventure Basic
- Adventure Plus
- Max Adventure
- Extreme Adventure
- Pro Adventure
If you’re a thrill seeker looking to partake in multiple winter sports activities, then please ensure that you select the highest level cover option for all of your activities. Use the 'find my level of cover' tool in part 1 above to select the correct policy option.
Remember, you can tailor your policy to suit your needs, to include cover for;
- Emergency Medical Expenses, Rescue & Repatriation (automatically covered on all policies)
- Personal Liability
- Personal Accident
- Personal Belongings
- Ski Equipment
- Techno pack – for cameras and electronics
- Cancellation & Curtailment
- Travel Delays
- Missed Departure
- Piste Closure
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.
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 travel insurance may not always be appropriate when it comes to providing adequate 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 25 years.
The FCO estimate that up to 1 in 5 winter sports travellers, particularly younger travellers, do not buy adequate wintersports insurance and rely on the EHIC card. The FCO advise that the EHIC card alone is not sufficient to cover emergency rescue and medical expenses incurred in ski resorts.
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.