Some of the benefits include:
- Full medical assistance
- Lift pass cover
- Piste closure cover
- Avalanche delay cover
- Protection for both skiing and snowboarding
- Pre-existing medical cover is available
- Winter sports equipment protected.
The above benefits are in addition to the standard, comprehensive travel insurance policy that forms part of this package. Other than the single trip winter sports cover, Columbus Direct also provides annual travel insurance with either 11 or 24 days winter sports cover per year available. This way, you would be protected for any other trips you decide to do within the period, without any additional costs to be incurred.
Winter sports can be so exhilarating and adrenaline fuelled with breath-taking views and the sheer whiteness of the slopes. It would be so much better traversing your way down the mountainside knowing you’re properly insured if the unexpected were to happen. The frustration caused by piste closure, or avalanche delay can be compensated for with Columbus Direct. There is even the option of Search and Rescue cover, for those wanting to wander off the beaten track.
Tree branches decorated by the latest fall of snow, the taste of hot chocolate outside a lodge on the slopes and the excitement of carving your way through soft powder to the next chair lift. Yes, we can understand why so many of you go back, year after year. Why not take us with you next time?
Want to see a quote?
Latest from our blog View more
Chemmy Alcott - travelling with a 10 week old baby
Following the birth of her baby boy Locki in January this year, four-time British Winter Olympian and our brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott has long gone back to her demanding work duties. Juggling between sleepless nights, her work as a ski race coach and TV presenter, as well as a hectic travel sched... Read more
Your travel insurance questions answered
Booking your holiday is always a great feeling. After all, it’s your world - enjoy it! From exploring a new city to lounging on the beach with a cocktail, your holidays are the best time of the year.
We’ve covered the most frequently-asked questions about our travel insurance; from your first holida... Read more
Winter sports holiday insurance: Your questions answered
Winter sports are less of a hobby, and more of a glorious obsession. The satisfying sound of clicking into your skis, the way the piste feels when it’s soft and crunchy underfoot. When else can you enjoy a lunchtime beer overlooking the mountains, and wallow in a steaming hot tub at the end of the d... Read more
How to think like Chemmy Alcott
There seems to be no stopping our brand ambassador, Chemmy Alcott. Despite recently tearing her ACL (the tough band of tissue joining the thigh bone to the shin bone at the knee), she’s still firing on all cylinders.
Her recovery’s going well, and she’s determined to make the most of her time off th... Read more
What’s it like to work as a chalet host with your partner?
When winter sports fans Helen and Tom decided to work a winter season in France, they had no idea what to expect. After packing up their lives in the UK and moving to Chatel, they worked as chalet hosts from December 2013 - April 2014. The pair ran a catered chalet which slept up to 12 people; they ... Read more