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Cheap travel insurance 'essential' as ski costs rocket

26 January 2009 12:12

Cheap travel insurance 'essential' as ski costs rocket

Although millions of Britons continue to slip down the slopes over the winter ski season, the cost of heading out on the piste has hit new highs, according to new research.

The cost of lift passes, equipment hire and ski lessons have shot up by 25 per cent compared to two years ago, with overall costs rising 15 per cent in Austria, 13 per cent in Norway and nine per cent in Switzerland.

And figures from a new survey from the Post Office also found that those heading further abroad for their fix of the snowy slopes are paying yet more, with a 25 per cent increase in the price of holidays to Canada.

People looking to save money on their trips are urged to shop around for the cheapest travel insurance deals and make sure they get adequate winter travel insurance for the duration of their trip.

And it's not just skiers – anyone indulging in some après ski in the bar will find prices have shot up as well. Beer in Geilo, Norway, can cost £5.56 a glass, the survey claimed.