Britons urged to double-check ski insurance

26 January 2009 12:13

Britons urged to double-check ski insurance

For many Britons there is little better than spending Christmas with snow falling outside, which is why millions head away on winters sports holidays each year.

But the Ski Club Great Britain has warned that many head out to the slopes without any travel insurance at all, and has issued some tips for those looking to get on the piste this winter.

Firstly, it claims that travellers should check their policy covers them for all the activities they are indulging in, as many travel insurance policies will not cover things such as parapenting, tobogganing or dog sledding.

And travellers should also check their travel insurance providers' definition of off-piste, as well as ensuring the policy covers delays to flights, accidents and breakdowns.

Furthermore, anybody wishing to ski their way into the new year overseas should check that their cover for baggage is adequate, and that their medical expenses – which covers you for medical emergency assistance services, such as air ambulances – is at least £2 million.

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