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Off Piste Skiing (with a Guide) Travel Insurance

As Skiing holidays become increasingly popular, it is vital that you have comprehensive cover for your ski trip. The importance of insurance cannot be overstated, especially if you are planning to go Off Piste Skiing with a Guide or without a Guide. This is an adventurous, risky and sometimes dangerous activity and you should ensure that your Travel Insurance policy…

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As Skiing holidays become increasingly popular, it is vital that you have comprehensive cover for your ski trip. The importance of insurance cannot be overstated, especially if you are planning to go Off Piste Skiing with a Guide or without a Guide.

This is an adventurous, risky and sometimes dangerous activity and you should ensure that your Travel Insurance policy includes Medical and Repatriation cover, and Air Ambulance Rescue from the slopes. Even with an experienced Guide, the chance of avalanches and accidents remains high when Off Piste Skiing within Resort Boundaries.

Please Note: This policy does not cover you if you are going Off Piste without a Guide outside of Resort Boundaries. If you require a quote for this, please visit our page Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding (without a Guide) Travel Insurance.

JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.

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

We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
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

Off Piste Skiing (with a Guide)

You will need this type of cover only if you are leaving the Resort Boundaries and Ski Patrol Areas, which have been defined by the Resort Management, It is important before you go Off Piste Skiing or Snowbaording with a Guide that you research this and check with the Resort website for further details.

Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding with a Guide is defined for Travel Insurance purposes as if you are outside of the area boundaries of a recognised Ski Resort and following local Ski Patrol Guidelines. This type of Skiing or Snowboarding is done with an experienced Guide in the back country in unmarked or usually unpatrolled areas, 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. As mentioned, for you to remain eligible for insurance cover, it is essential that you comply to the local Ski Patrol guidelines.

Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding is usually done to take advantage of fresh, untouched snow. Whether Off Piste Skiing / Snowboarding is legal or not depends entirely on the area and often on the individual Ski Resort you are travelling to.

Risks and Dangers

As Off Piste Skiing  is practiced on ground that is untouched and not regulated or patrolled, it comes with inherent risks and dangers.

Important Information

You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as protective headwear, etc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in Off Piste Skiing (with a Guide) for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This Sport does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance 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.


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