Ski Terrain Park Travel Insurance
If you are planning a trip and will be going to a Ski Park, it is a good idea to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.
A Ski Terrain Park is an outdoor area where Snowboarders and Skiers can do tricks. The roots of Ski Terrain Parks lie in regular Skate Parks, or Terrain Parks, which have ramps, jumps, rails and other features.
This is a relatively young sport, jumping and performing tricks was not allowed in any Winter Sports resorts up until the 1980s. This is changed sometime in the 1990s. Nowadays, many Winter Sports resorts offer Skiers and Snowboarders to opportunity to do tricks, jumps and other stunts. Even more so, some Resorts are even entirely focused on snow stunts.
If you are Freestle Skiing / Snowboarding in Ski Terrain Park, such as performing tricks, these activities are covered as long as they are in the designated areas. However if you are performing advanced tricks when you have little experience in the activity, then you would not be covered.
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- Summary of Cover
- Popular Locations for Ski Terrain Parks
- Common Injuries whilst in a Ski Terrain Park
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Limit Per Person||Excess|
|Search & Rescue Cover||£50,000||£500|
|Delayed Activity Equipment||£200||-|
|Activity Equipment Hire||£300||-|
|Section & Cover||Limit Per Person||Excess|
|Loss of Personal Money||£300||£75|
|Loss of Travel Documents||£1,000||£75|
|End Supplier Failiure||£2,500||-|
Popular Locations for Ski Terrain Parks
Some of the most popular Ski Terrain Parks around the world are found in the following locations:
Mammoth Mountain, California: This popular place to hit the Terrain Park has three award winning Parks. If you do not want to deal with huge crowds, try to avoid it during the weekends.
Keystone, Colorado: the A51 park comprises more than 60 acres, an area that is split up into five main sections. There are more than 35 obstacles, which offer rides suitable for all skill levels. It boasts everything from a beginners park to rides suitable for the pros.
Buttermilk, Colorado: this is one of the best places in the world for Winter Sports, renowned for its massive jumps and step downs. If you visit in the beginning of February, you will have the opportunity to ride the exact same jumps as are used in the games.
Whistler / Blackcomb, Canada: Because of the presence of Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, this ski area is home to more professional Skiers and Snowboarders than any other place in the world. There are bowls, chutes and parks, while the back country riding increasing in popularity. One of the absolute favourites is the Nintendo Terrain Park.
Tignes, France: famous for boasting the longest ski season, the Tignes Board Park is better for beginner and intermediate Boarders because of the smaller kickers. As it is sponsored by Swatch, it has a system with cameras across the park that will film your run and will save the footage online. This allows you to watch, share and download images of yourself doing tricks.
Mayrhofen, Austria: Mayrhofen is one of Austrias best Winter Sports locations. This resort hosts some of the biggest events in Skiing and Snowboarding, including the annual Snowbombing weekend and the Aesthetiker Jam.
Myoko, Japan: Two hours from Tokyo, the modern, floodlit park receives 40 feet of snow each winter.
Snowpark, New Zealand: on the South Island, this is a Mecca for Winter Sports enthusiasts. There are no fewer than 40 boxes, rails, kickers and even a superpipe. The park offers late night riding on both Tuesdays and Fridays.
Common Injuries whilst in a Terrain Park
Injuries are easily sustained when Skiing or Snowboarding, with abrasions and contusions being the most common ones. There are, however, also several more serious injuries and conditions that might even require surgery if not taken care of in the beginning stages.
Snowboarders Ankle: This Talus bone fracture is 15% more common among Snowboarders and Skiers than other people. It is often caused by a history of many sprained ankles. This long term abuse of the ankle joint could eventually result in joint deterioration and even disability.
Wrist Injuries: Because your natural reflex is to put your hand out to break a fall, wrist injuries are commonly sustained by falling when descending.
Dislocated Shoulder: This injury is easy to sustain and can put you out of action for up to two or three weeks. This is often followed by about six weeks of rehabilitation.
Knee Ligament: About a third of all winter sports injuries have something to do with the knee. And there is a noticeable increase in the number of cases of knee ligament ruptures in the past two decades. This can be explained by the use of new bindings and new ski boots that reduce the risk of suffering ankle and shin injuries, but do move the effects to the area around the knee.
You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.
Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.