Skiers should shop around for insurance

12 January 2006
With thousands of people hitting the slopes this winter, is warning skiers and boarders to make sure they shop around for insurance.

The website says that as winter sports enthusiasts become more and more adventurous their policies become more and more detailed.

Things to look out for include ski equipment loss/breakage and replacement hire, piste closure, inability to ski due to accident, inability to ski due to sickness or the loss or theft of your ski pass, avalanche closure and cancellation cover.

Richard Mason director at also said that by shopping around for insurance you can get a travel policy that covers all of your adventure areas and gives you piece of mind.

"If you're planning a ski holiday this winter it's essential to shop around for insurance. Don't assume that all travel policies are the same, or that they will cover you for everything that might go wrong," he explained.

"If you plan to ski off-piste, or try your hand at other winter sports such as snow-boarding of blading, it's even more important to check your policy carefully. Winter sports insurance has become more refined as skiers are getting more adventurous and need cover for more hazardous pursuits.

"However, some policies won't even cover you for activities such as ice-skating or tobogganing so it's always best to check what's covered as many policies…can be very limited," he added.

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