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, 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 up to 17 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 delays 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.
You can also get cover for your children if you are planning to enjoy a winter holiday together, as you can get family ski insurance to ensure that all of you are protected ahead of the trip. The family travel insurance cover can be flexible to support your needs, and with an annual multi-trip policy you and your kids can also travel separately throughout the year and still be covered.
The sheer choice of travel insurance available for winter sports, whether they be in Europe, America or Asia, is large enough to keep you entertained with a new sport almost every day – if you’re daring enough!
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?
How to stay safe doing winter sports activities
There are many ways that you can reduce the risk of injury and stay safe on-piste, as well as protect yourself when taking part in the various activities included in our winter sports cover.
Wearing and using the right equipment is one of the main ways that you can stay safe, whether you are skiing, snowboarding or taking part in other winter sports. You should wear a ski jacket and ski trousers, as well as suitable gloves, socks and goggles. A secure helmet is also crucial for keeping your head safe during potential falls or collisions.
To avoid clashing with others you need to stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings while on the snow. More experienced skiers are usually more aware of potential hazards and have more time to react, so if you are on a beginner slope you will need to be more cautious of what others are doing. If it is your first time out on the snow then you should stick to beginner pistes and follow your trainer’s guidance so that you know the best ways to protect yourself.
Make sure that your skis or snowboard are fit for purpose and in good condition so that you don’t face any problems while on the slopes. Certain items like sun cream, water bottles and extra clothing are also useful to have with you when you are skiing to help keep you hydrated and protected from the sun.
Skiers and snowboarders should avoid drinking alcohol before heading onto the snow as it could affect how you perform and could lead to accidents. The higher altitude can mean that you are affected by alcohol quicker than normal.
Which winter sports are included in the policy?
If you were inspired by the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea then you may want to try other winter activities and see first-hand how challenging the snowy conditions can be. The next Winter Olympics in Beijing, China is still a few years away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy other popular winter activities.
With the additional premium for winter sports cover, you will be covered for skiing and snowboarding on your trip, as well as the following –
Big foot skiing
Cross country skiing (recognised paths)
Dry slope skiing/snowboarding
Nordic skiing (recognised paths)
Off-piste skiing/snowboarding (within resort boundaries)
Ski run walking
Snowcat skiing (with a professional guide)
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