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Skiing Off Piste Travel Insurance

If you are travelling and will be taking part in Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before you travel. Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding is done in the backcountry in unmarked areas. This is done within the Resort Boundaries. You should check the Resort website and maps to see the markings for the Resort. There are no…

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If you are travelling and will be taking part in Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before you travel.

Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding is done in the backcountry in unmarked areas. This is done within the Resort Boundaries.

You should check the Resort website and maps to see the markings for the Resort. There are no groomed trails, which adds an aspect of adventure to the descent.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover (per person)

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover* £1000 £1000 £1000
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Ski Equipment £500 £500 £500
Hire of Ski Equipment £250 £250 £250
Ski Pack £400 £400 £400
Piste Closure £500 £500 £500
Avalanche Closure £500 £500 £500
Standard Excess** £100 £50 £35

*Gadget Cover can be added to the quote page at an additional premium.

**Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance are covered under Medical and Repatriation Terms.

Please read the Policy Wording of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

This Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding Travel Insurance is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited (Red Sands), registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission is licensed and regulated by the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Safety Equipment when Off Piste

  • Shovel and Probe
  • Transceiver
  • Backpack
  • Piste Map & Compass
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water & Food
  • Extra Clothes & Gloves

Some of this equipment and more can be purchased at our website: www.snowsafe.co.uk.

Where is it Best to do Off Piste Skiing?

There are plenty of resorts around the world that provide exciting off-piste areas. If the resort is at a higher altitude, the chances are there will be lots of untouched snow.

You should be aware that in some countries off-piste skiing is against the law and should not be attempted. You could lose your ski pass or even worse find yourself in a prison cell for the night!

When you are off-piste, the dangers might not be obvious, such as hidden rocks and very thick snow in which you might get stuck. It might be an idea to go with a Guide until you become familiar with the terrain.

Check the Weather Report

It is good to have a look at the day's weather report to see if Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding is a good idea or not. If there is heavy snow forecast or fog this might not be the best time to go Off Piste.

Every Ski Resort will have Avalanche Warnings and Reports available each day, so make sure you check their website or go to the Resort Management Office for an update.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre-existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding whilst travelling abroad, we can provide you with a policy.

On the quote page, you need to select Hazardous Activity Pack C.

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our JS Travel Insurance policy for Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding can cover you provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all but essential travel to your destination.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation - when medically necessary, if you or anyone on this policy contracts COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation Cover - if you or anyone on this policy are unable to travel because you have contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Curtailment Cover - if your trip is cut short if you or anyone on this policy becomes ill with Covid-19.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine - additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you or anyone on this policy are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.