Piste closure 'covered by travel insurance'

26 January 2009 10:38

Piste closure 'covered by travel insurance'

Thousands of winter sports enthusiasts have flocked to ski resorts across Europe over the last few weeks hoping to catch the end of the ski season.

But some people are continuing to journey overseas on winter sports holidays without adequate travel insurance - which is leaving them at risk of not getting money back if their trip goes wrong.

According to the British Insurance Brokers' Association, those without travel insurance look set to lose out, especially if some ski resorts close one or more of their slopes.

Graeme Trudgill, technical and corporate affairs executive for BIBA, said: "With skiing you do get cover for piste closure.

"That is why you have a specialist winter sports holiday insurance policy."

Research by price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com released last month showed that buying annual travel insurance can sometimes prove cheaper than buying it for one-off trips.

The study showed that a single trip cover to the USA, for example, is 27 per cent more expensive than annual cover.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18524918-ADNFCR

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