Winter sports travel insurance for active travelers

Winter sports travel insurance for active travelers

If you love to travel the world, then you probably love being active and trying new things as well. Winter sports are one of the things that many travelers are keen on. Snowboarding, snowboarding, snowboarding, ice hockey, paragliding, snowboarding… Snow and ice can be so much fun! If you travel somewhere where you can experience these sports, don’t miss out! Just remember to make sure your travel insurance is good enough to cover winter sports, too. It’s a known fact that regular travel insurances don’t cover anything considered “extreme sports,” but some people still don’t find out before it’s too late. Winter sports are great, but unfortunately also dangerous. So it makes sense to be prepared for everything. You’ll likely be fine, but if something does happen, you’ll be happy to know you have insurance to cover the costs.

Since travelers are usually skiers or snowboarders, I’m going to talk about winter sports travel insurance from a skier’s point of view, but the principles are pretty much the same when it comes to other sports as well. Just remember that different insurance companies offer slightly different policies, so all I can do is give examples here. Make sure to read your insurance policy carefully before you go!

Here is an example of what can be covered with an extension Winter sports travel insurance:

  • accidents.
  • Emergency medical treatment.
  • Transport costs if you have to be evacuated by plane or ambulance.
  • Your ski or rental ski equipment has been stolen, damaged or accidentally lost.
  • Loss of a ski pass.
  • Reimbursement for ski-related costs if you become ill or injured.
  • Transportation costs in case you need to travel to another ski location due to bad weather, avalanches, or lack of snow at your ski resort.

Just be sure to use common sense while skating. No insurance policy allows skateboarding while drunk. You can also lose your coverage if you start taking unnecessary risks or go skiing into restricted areas. If you stay within the confines of the ski resort and do things within your skill level, you should be fine.

Many travelers travel on a budget and try to save money in every possible way, but insurance coverage is not the place to save. Get proper insurance and worry-free travel and skiing!


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