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Ski Season Travel Insurance

Get Covered with a Ski Season Travel Insurance Policy

Whether you’re doing a Ski Season in France, Austria, Italy, Japan or Canada / USA, you should get Ski Season Travel Insurance policy to cover costs incurred such as Medical Expenses and Helicopter Rescue

Whether you’ll be working as a Chalet Host, working in a Bar, Kitchen Staff or doing something else like babysitting,  JS Travel Insurance Ski Seasonaire Policies have got you covered

Or even lucky enough just to chill and do a Season without working. We will cover your recreational Skiing / Snowboarding too, including Off – Piste Unguided and Ski Terrain Parks for every day of the Season.

Contact us on 0800 043 0020

Ski Season Travel Insurance Cover Highlights:

  • Medical & Repatriation Expenses, including Helicopter Mountain Rescue.
  • Off-Piste – Guided and Unguided.
  • Cancellation or Curtailment.
  • Personal Baggage.
  • Delayed & Missed Departure.
  • Gadget Cover.

Our Ski Backpacker and Longstay Policies have rates tailored to long durations, between 1 to 12 months. Cover for pre-existing medical conditions is available too.

Buying Ski Season Travel Insurance after you’ve left the UK

The best rates for Ski Season Travel Insurance are undeniably lower if you purchase your cover before you leave the UK. However, if you have already left the UK, do not fear – we can still cover you!

Please call us today for a policy so we can get you protected before any potential injury occurs: 0800 043 0020.

Please Note: Some Providers have Waiting List terms in place to avoid fraudulent claims, so please read your Policy Terms and Conditions carefully.

Special Equipment

This higher-risk activity requires extra precaution. Here is a list of Equipment we recommend you carry with you to keep you safe, available at

Avalanche Safety Course

Taking an Avalanche Awareness Course before you go will equip you with life-saving skills, particularly if you go Off-Piste. You will learn to use your equipment effectively and how to test snow conditions as part of your risk assessment in the mountains.

Many of these courses can be done in the United Kingdom or abroad. Check your local listings or search Google for the best courses in your ski destination.

For example, in Chamonix, France, Mountain Tracks offer a range of safety courses.

Get Fit!

Working and Skiing for months is likely to put a strain on your body. To maximise your enjoyment, you will need to prepare yourself physically and mentally too!

Build regular exercise into your routine months before you travel. Focus on strengthening your arms, legs and core.

When you arrive at your Ski Haven, keep an eye on your alcohol intake since good hydration levels are paramount in keeping you alert whilst On-Piste or Off-Piste.

Skiing / Snowboarding Equipment

There’s a 50:50 split between those hiring their Winter Sports Equipment and those buying their own. Either way, make sure you’ve organised everything needed in advance.

Buying: There are several online and High Street shops that offer a great selection of products. Charity Shops may have something to offer too. Check existing equipment for wear and tear to see if it needs replacing, especially if you’re Skiing or Snowboarding for several months.

Hiring: This convenience saves you lugging equipment from door to door and saves airfare costs too. Plus hire firms now offer up-to-date equipment. But depending on hire costs and the length of your stay, it may be more cost-effective for you to purchase your equipment, so calculate what works best for you.

Essential Items to consider:

  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Snow Trousers and Jacket
  • Thermals
  • Ski / Snowboard Gloves
  • Ski / Snowboard Boots and Binding
  • Backpack

Visa Requirements & GHIC Card

Work and Travel Visas requirements can vary depending on which country you are travelling to. The UK Government Website has some useful guidance for your trip, but you should check with the Embassy of your destination country.

The Visa Process can take some time, so start it early to avoid disappointment.

If travelling within the European Union, you should have a valid Global Health Insurance Card.

Useful Links: Holiday Companies that Specialise in Off-Piste

0800 043  0020

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