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Skiing Travel Insurance

Skiing is one of the most popular Winter Sports. Winter Sports holidays are becoming increasingly popular in the past few decades and it is important that you have comprehensive cover for your trip. All of our policies cover includes Medical Expenses and Repatriation cover as well as Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance if it is a medical emergency from the slopes. It…

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Skiing is one of the most popular Winter Sports. Winter Sports holidays are becoming increasingly popular in the past few decades and it is important that you have comprehensive cover for your trip.

All of our policies cover includes Medical Expenses and Repatriation cover as well as Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance if it is a medical emergency from the slopes.

It is also important that your Ski Equipment is covered for loss or theft, even if you do not own the Equipment, but have hired it for the duration of the holiday.

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 £1,500 £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
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

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

In case that you have a Pre Existing Medical Condition, it is essential to share this information this, as this might affect a potential future claim. You can get a quote and policy online by visiting our website. CLICK HERE

If you neglect to do this, you may find yourself with a rather extensive medical bill to pay after arriving back home.

Safety Advise whilst Skiing

With the cold and sometimes difficult conditions on the slopes, there is some basic safety information you should know:

  • Protect your eyes. You should use either goggles or sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and any branches or stones that you might encounter whilst Skiing.
  • Dress in warm clothing. You are advised to wear more than one layer of clothing and always wear a hat and gloves. Purchasing some thermal clothing that keeps the heat in would be a recommended thing to do to help you stay warm.
  • Know your limits. You may be an experienced Skier, but you should try to be on or off piste with a friend and always know when it is time for a break.
  • Follow good piste etiquette. You should always give way to those who are in front or below you. Doing so will lower the chance of any potential accidents or injuries to both yourself and other Skiers.

Common Injuries whilst Skiing

Injuries sustained while playing Winter Sports are usually light, but can occasionally be quite severe. It totally depends on the type of sport in which you are participating, Ski Racing will obviously be much more dangerous than Snow Shoeing. Especially the downhill Winter Sports are known for their danger, due to high speeds, if something goes wrong, it usually goes terribly wrong. Although fatalities are exceptionally rare, injuries are rather common.

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 Skiing 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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