- Policies include off-piste and backcountry skiing without a guide
- One of very few policies able to cover that area
- Specialist skiing policy designed with skiers in mind, but annual policy can be used for summer holidays too
Skiers may be more confident taking on a black run than understanding exactly what their travel insurance covers them for. The Ski Club of Great Britain can help skiers navigate the insurance process with cover designed by skiers for skiers.
Ski Club of Great Britain members have a choice of over 150 different holidays however skiers and snowboarders don’t need to be travelling with the club to benefit from comprehensive ski specific insurance cover. The Ski Club of Great Britain offers a wide range of insurance policies to suit any need, from families heading away for a half term break to those looking for their next thrill in the backcountry.
The Ski Club travel insurance policies are engineered for winter, by skiers, for skiers – with up to 45 days winter sports cover per year, and including off piste, without a guide, and outside of resort boundaries as standard on all policies.
The Ski Club offers three levels of Club Membership – Beginner, Standard and Platinum providing benefits including member events, discounts with partner organisations and information and advice on all things snowsports. The Ski Club’s Platinum Membership package brings membership and annual multi-trip travel insurance together, into one easy to manage subscription. With Platinum membership package prices starting at £140 for an individual, or £230 for a family, the packages represent great value for money. Skiers don’t need to be members to purchase their travel insurance through The Ski Club, but the member benefits are compelling.
James Gambrill, General Manager of The Ski Club of Great Britain said:
“Understanding what level of insurance cover is needed for a ski holiday can be confusing. The destination and type of ski trip can make a difference to the type of insurance policy that will be most suitable for the skier or snowboarder. Our online Insurance Guide helps by clarifying what to look for when searching for ski holiday cover, and the Ski Club’s own insurance provides wide-ranging winter sports cover.
Skiing or snowboarding is exhilarating, but accidents, injuries and delays can and do happen, so it makes sense to be prepared. Specialist winter sports insurance cover is invaluable if you’re caught out with unexpected medical or travel costs, our guides will help our members understand what to do in the event of a medical emergency or when to submit a claim.”
Ski Club members who have opted for Beginner or Standard membership and later decide that they want insurance cover can pay to upgrade their membership to the Platinum package, or alternatively they can buy Gold or Diamond insurance policies with a 15% discount.
Insurance options start from Individual and Family Single Trip policies, then Individual and Family Annual Multi-trip insurance for Europe. Parents will be pleased to know that family policies include cover for dependents up to the age of 23 (and in full time education).
The key benefits of the policies include:
- Up to 45 days winter sports cover per year and including off piste, without a guide, and outside of resort boundaries as standard on all policies.
- Dedicated Membership Service – The Ski Club works closely with the insurers to provide the best possible service for members, and the friendly team are on hand to answer questions.
- Excellent value for the whole family – family policies include cover for dependents up to the age of 23 (and in full time education).
The Ski Club Platinum package holders are covered for winter sports activities up to 45 days a year (24 on any single trip) and there is the option to request an extension which may be useful for seasonaire’s. The Platinum policy also includes Business Cover for non-manual work during a trip – which is beneficial for those who want peace of mind for their tech while they are remote working in the mountains.
The Ski Club Platinum Membership includes Activity Pack 1 as standard under the policy – this includes skiing/snowboard, off piste, without a guide and outside of resort boundaries, as well as heliskiing, catskiing, touring and telemarking. For a range of other sports it is possible to add on further Activity Packs at additional premiums. Platinum members also have the option to extend their policy to add USA and Canada at preferential rates.
The Ski Club of Great Britain’s handy online insurance hub has all the info skiers and snowboarders will need including a range of guides, FAQs and resources.
Insurance is not something skiers and snowboarders want to use but the reassurance of ski specific insurance cover means people can get on with enjoying skiing, with confidence that the insurance cover is there if it is needed.
Notes To Editors
The Ski Club is unable to comment on any policies issued by any provider other than Ski Club Travel Insurance or those issued as part of Ski Club Platinum Membership.
Please be aware that there is no cover under any section of any Ski Club Travel Insurance policy, including that issued as part of the Ski Club’s Platinum Membership, for travel in relation to a destination to which the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has advised against all or all but essential travel.
Those taking cover may need to declare medical conditions to our insurance providers to ensure that appropriate cover is available. Please read your policy documents carefully to understand exactly what may be required of you. Please contact the medical screening team on 0330 660 0749 for more information. This can be done either before or after you complete the joining or upgrade process.
The insured person must read their travel insurance policy documents carefully, and ensure any travel insurance they hold is suitable for their wants and needs. There is a 14-day cooling off period, during which the insured person may cancel their policy for a full refund of all premiums paid, if the insurance provided does not meet their wants and needs.