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Halifax: Boozy Brits need travel insurance

16 December 2005
British skiers holidaying abroad drink too much alcohol before hitting the slopes - resulting in injury for a lot of boozy skiers, says Halifax Travel Insurance.

A survey by the insurance provider found 86 per cent of skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes after drinking too much, resulting in eight per cent being involved in an accident.

A spokesperson for Halifax said: "Our research shows that some skiers even admit to injuring others whilst under the influence of alcohol or recovering from a heavy night.

"In response to these research findings, Halifax Travel Insurance is also keen to stress the importance of choosing a travel insurance policy with substantial medical and personal accident cover in case you become a victim of someone else's reckless behaviour."

Halifax found male skiers consume an average of 100 units of alcohol during a one-week ski holiday while women drink around 71 units - pushing both male and female skiers over three-and-a-half times the government limit.

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