ski insurance

If you're heading onto the slopes on your backpacking trip, you need to ensure you have the appropriate winter sports cover added to your policy. Winter sports cover protects you for a range of potential issues not covered for by your basic backpacker travel insurance policy. These include cover for your winter sports equipment, lift pass, ski pack and winter sports equipment hire protection. You will also be covered for piste closure and cover if an avalanche delays your arrival or departure from your booked ski resort.

It is simple to add your winter sports add-on pack to your travel insurance - you can do this whilst making your way through our secure online quote system. You'll also be able to add on a range of additional extreme sports if you are looking to really add some excitement to your backpacking holiday.

key policy benefits

Lift Pass Protection

Cover, whilst abroad, for the loss of your lift pass.

Equipment Cover

Cover if your equipment is lost, stolen or damaged whilst abroad.

Equipment Hire

Cover if you need to hire equipment if yours is lost, stolen or damaged.

Piste Closure

Cover if you can't get out on the slopes on your ski holiday abroad.



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* We include cover for some types of work and charity as standard, for other types you'll need to pay an additional premium, please click here for more information. If you include cover for manual labour please note we exclude manual work involving the lifting or carrying of heavy items in excess of 25 kgs, use of power tools or machinery, work involving the use of scaffolding or ladders, working at a height above 6m, any electrical or construction work or any form of work underground.

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Working Holidays* and a Return Trip to the UK
Cover up to 230 Sports and Activities
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Instant Online Policy Delivery
24 Hour, 365 Days Emergency Assistance
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