If the frosty weather has got you dreaming about hitting the slopes this winter, you should remember that it's important to get the right travel insurance. Research published by ABTA and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has shown that as many as a third of skiers and snowboards aren't buying the right travel insurance before they hit the slopes.
Buying the right travel insurance means buying a specialist ski insurance policy or adding a winter sports or ski extension to your standard travel insurance. Not having the right insurance cover when you go skiing can put you at risk of incurring hefty medical bills if you are injured on the slopes and require emergency medical treatment.
The most important thing about having specialist ski insurance or adding winter sports cover to a standard travel insurance policy is that the emergency medical expenses and repatriation sections are extended to provide cover if you need medical treatment as a result of an accident on the ski slopes. If you go skiing with just a standard travel insurance policy, you will not be covered if you have an accident whilst skiing and would have to pay any medical costs yourself. Ski insurance will also generally include some additional sections of cover including cover for your ski equipment, ski lessons and lift pass.
For many people, living with a pre-existing medical condition does not prevent them from enjoying a winter sports holiday, but it can make finding travel insurance a bit more difficult. Medicaltravelcompared.co.uk makes it easy to find ski insurance with cover for all types of pre-existing medical conditions.
Simply tick the box for winter sports cover when you get a quote, answer our easy medical screening questions and you can be sure that all of the policies presented to you will provide cover for winter sports and the medical conditions which you have declared.