Snowboard Insurance, Travel Insurance and Annual Insurance Cover
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Ski Insurance - An Essential Expense
Ski & Snowboard Travel Insurance - from a weekend to a season. Different levels of cover are available with a basic long weekend cover in France starting at £29.
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Winter Sports holidays have become more and more popular over the last 10 years or so. You might be thinking of a trip and this might be the first time you have tried any sport such as Skiing or Snowboarding. Due to higher risk of injury or the damage, theft or loss of your Sports Equipment, you should look at getting a comprehensive Winter Sports Travel Insurance policy.
Holiday Travel Insurance - Excellent value with good, basic European cover starting at just £11 for a long weekend. A family of 4 can get basic cover in the USA for 2 weeks for £67. Just click on the logo above to purchase instant cover.
Annual multi-trip Travel Insurance - available from £73 for basic European cover with 17 days skiing included - just click on the logo above to purchase instant cover.
Don't Forget Your EHIC Card (it does expire too!)
Of course you should always have comprehensive travel insurance as well, but don't forget your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC - the replacement for E111s) it covers limited necessary treatment but in particular it does NOT cover repatriation back to the UK.
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A Ski Seasonnaire is a person who works a seasonal job at a Winter Sports Resort. These jobs can range from Ski Instructors and Shopkeepers in an equipment store to Bar Tenders in Après-Ski bars and Housekeepers in hotels. The perks of this kind of work include plenty of time to hit the slopes and sometimes free accommodation and meals as well.
Some employees may provide comprehensive insurance free of charge or belong to a discounted scheme.
Information on Carré Neige Insurance available in resort
New “Carré Neige Season” Insurance for Ski Season Pass Holders is also available for day/week pass holders from €2.90 per day - comes in to its own when rescue services and immediate medical care is required but this is not full travel insurance that is always recommended.
One final thing - everyone is duty bound to assist in the French Mountains when someone is in need of help and ski patrollers & pisteurs do not leave people if they have no insurance or credit card - that is an Urban Myth. But big rescue bills and medical expenses costs can follow if you don't have adequate cover.