Winter sports travel insurance

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, lost or damaged equipment and piste closures.

Staysure’s winter sports cover is available to Comprehensive policy holders under the age of 71 with 21 days of cover included as standard on Annual travel insurance policies. The cover can also be added to Single Trip policies from the additional cover options menu, or by calling one of our travel insurance specialists on 0844 692 8444^.

Why do I need special winter sports cover?

Skiing holidays are riskier than other types of holiday as the chances of injuring yourself on the slopes are greater than if you were relaxing on a beach. Also, if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident, the cost of a rescue on-piste is also likely to be greater if specialist teams and air ambulances are required.

Staysure’s winter sports cover can not only provide all the usual benefits of cover for medical emergencies should you have a mishap when enjoying activities 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.

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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