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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 back country in unmarked areas. This is done within the Resort Boundaries.

You will need to select Winter Sports during the quote process.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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

This also makes it much more dangerous, for there may be hidden rocks, patches of trees and other obstacles that should be avoided.

On the other hand, the thrill of being alone in a snow covered landscape is highly rewarding and is why this particular type of Skiing / Snowboarding is so attractive to adventure minded people.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

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

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

This Travel Insurance policy for Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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 would that provide exciting off piste areas. If the resort is at 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 loss 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 which yiou might get stuck in. It might be an idea to go with a Guide until you become familar with the terrain.

Check the Weather Report

It is a good to have a look at the days weather report to see if Off Piste Skiing / Snowbaording 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 are able to provide you with a policy.

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


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of a European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding whilst on your trip. It can also cover yuou if you have already left your home and are already in your destination.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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