Winter sports travel insurance

Exciting yet dangerous by nature, winter sports can often mean accidents, most of which are caused by a third party. Whether you surpass ‘Eddie the Eagle’ or simply want to stand out on the slopes, you will need the correct winter sports travel insurance to insure against the unnecessary expense of costly medical bills, loss, damage or delays. Winter sports cover is available to Comprehensive policy holders under the age of 70.

Staysure’s winter sports cover not only provides all the usual benefits of cover for medical emergencies and repatriation, trip cancellation, curtailment and interruption, and baggage loss, it also provides for you should you have a mishap when enjoying winter sports such as skiing, ice skating, mono-skiing and snowboarding. In addition, you’ll be covered for delayed or lost ski equipment, ski passes, piste closure and much more.

If you are travelling more than once in one year, it may be worth considering Staysure’s Comprehensive Annual cover, which includes 21 days winter sports cover as standard as well as cover for all your other trips during the year.

To get an instant quote online, click below, simply chose your travel dates, select the level of cover you require and we will do the rest. If you would prefer to speak to one of the team first, please don’t hesitate to talk to the specialists on 0844 692 8444^.

Winter sports travel tips

No matter what the snow or ice conditions are, travelling in winter weather can take planning if you are to get to your destination safely and with a minimum of fuss.

When it comes to delays, we are often left at the mercy of airlines but here are a few useful tips to help avoid disruptions as much as possible.

  • Try to book direct flights to your final destination. This avoids the possibility of missing your connection or even being stranded in a hotel for half your holiday. When searching for flights online, remember to tick the “Direct flights only” box. If you indicate your dates are flexible, you will increase your chances of finding as direct a route as possible.
  • If you have no option but to book a connecting flight, allow plenty of time between flights to minimise your chances of missing a connection should your initial flight be delayed. Airlines are not necessarily legally obliged to give you a seat on the next flight. Our winter sports travel insurance policies can cover you for flight delays and cancellations.
  • If you have a really tight connection time and your flight is running late, let your flight attendant know – he or she may be able to make arrangements to hold your next flight, or at least allow you to get off your flight quickly.
  • Choosing morning flights mean you are far less likely to have your flight delayed by problems at other airports. If it is cancelled or badly delayed, your options for alternate flights are increased, hopefully enabling you to get on a different flight by the end of the day.
  • If possible, avoid peak travel dates, including school holidays and bank holiday weekends. This will reduce your costs as well as potential for long delays and queues.
  • If you plan to drive in winter, pack extra clothing (gloves, blanket, extra socks and pull-overs etc.) as well as jump cables, a torch, windscreen ice scraper and other emergency supplies in your car.
  • If you break down in cold weather, these could come in very handy.
  • Reduce your speed by at least 50 percent when driving in very bad weather and leave extra space between you and the car in front.

Winter Sports Travel Insurance

Get your winter sports travel insurance quote online or call our specialists in our UK Contact Centre on 0844 692 8444^.

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