Winter Sports Travel Insurance

  • Over 30 Winter Sports Activities Covered as standard
  • For people aged up to 70
  • Available to residents anywhere in the EU and EEA
  • 24/7 medical emergency helpline
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Winter Sports Travel Insurance

What is Winter Sports Travel Insurance?

Winter Sports travel insurance policies have been designed to cover people travelling out on a skiing or snow boarding holiday and gives you that extra cover for that expensive equipment or compensation should your resort be closed due to lack of snow (please see terms and conditions). Winter Sports Travel Insurance is also referred to as ski travel insurance or snowboarding travel insurance.

The cheapest winter sports policy is € (based on 1 adult aged up to 50 travelling in Europe for up to 8 days).

Winter Sports Travel Insurance Key Benefits

  • Accidental loss theft or damage to your own or hired ski equipment - €500 in total
  • Daily benefit if your equipment is lost stolen or damaged in transit - €20 per day
  • Benefit payment if your resort is closed for more than 12 hours - €200 in total
  • Cover for unused ski pass following illness, injury or loss of pass - €400 in total
  • Emergency Rescue (including helicopter rescue if medically necessary)
  • Emergency Medical Expenses and Repatriation - up to €10,000,000 in total.


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) / Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) provides some emergency healthcare within the EU, but it does not cover Repatriation costs, or a doctor or nurse escort home; nor lost or stolen property. You need Travel Insurance for that.


If you’re participating in any Winter Sports Activities, you should purchase Winter Sports cover, or an Annual Multi Trip Policy with an individual ‘trip duration’ minimum of 45 days (as this will give you 17 days free Winter Sports Cover). See the list of Winter Sports Activities below to check that it lists what you plan to do, or give us a call to check before you travel.

From the Alps and Dolomites to British Columbia and Alberta – Globelink Winter Sports Travel Insurance will have you covered.

Winter Sports Insurance is available for people aged up to 70 years, or if you purchase an Annual Multi-Trip policy with a 45 day trip duration, you get 17 days free Winter Sports cover for people aged up to 65 years and 17 days free cover in European areas for those aged between 66-70 yrs. You can travel up to 5 months at a time (age dependent).

Please Review the included Winter Sports activities below:

Below is the list of activities included under the Winter Sports Cover Extension that are covered as standard within all policies, subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions within this policy. Please note however that the following restrictions apply: Activities marked with an asterisk (***) have NO cover under Section H for Personal Liability and must be carried out within organisers guidelines and will only be covered as part of a pre-arranged/organised activity led or instructed by professional guides or organisers. In addition to the above restriction, Husky Dog activities have NO cover under C Personal Accident

Activities marked with *** are only covered when within organisers guidelines and only covered as part of an organised activity led or instructed by professional guides or organisers
Air-Boarding Big Foot Skiing Cross Country/Nordic Skiing (recognised path)
Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding Glacier Walking (not using crampons and ice picks) Heli boarding/skiing
Ice Cricket *** Ice Go Carting Ice Skating (when not on a rink)
Kick Sledging Langlauf Mono Ski
Ski Blading Ski Boarding Ski Randonnee
Ski Run Walking Ski Swimming Ski Touring
*** Sledging/Sleigh-riding as a passenger pulled by any animal Snow Blading *** Snowcat Skiing
*** Snowmobiling / Skidooing Snow Shoe Walking *** Snow Tubing
Snow Zorbing Winter Walking (not using crampons and ice picks)

If you do not see your chosen Activity listed here or in our Adventure Activities please contact us to check. You may not be covered while participating in the Activity unless it is listed and you have paid the additional premium where applicable.

All premiums are subject to the person(s) travelling being up to 70. Winter sports travel insurance is available to people who are living in UK, EU and EEA countries. If you travel all year round, check our Annual Multi Trip policies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Winter Sports cover include?

This cover is provided only if you are under 70 and the policyholder has paid the additional premium where required as confirmed on the Validation Certificate. Below are the details of winter sports cover provided by this extension for a period of no more than 17 days in total in each period of insurance under annual multi trip policies and for the period of the trip under single trip policies. Winter Sports covers people on a skiing, snowboarding or other winter sports activity holidays and covers loss, theft or damage to your own and hired ski equipment, resort closure cover, and emergency medical expenses and repatriation including piste rescue. A range of wintersports activities are covered as standard as shown in the table above. Activities that involve the use of equipment or machines such as skidoos and sledges have no cover for third party liability and the person supplying you with these vehicles must have appropriate cover in place, you should check this before using such equipment.

Do you cover mountain rescue including helicopters?

You are covered for mountain rescue costs on the basis of medical necessity. This means that if you are injured or fall ill on the slopes and cannot continue skiing we will cover the costs charged by the local piste authorities or recognised rescue service to get you to the nearest suitable point of medical treatment . Where the local authorities feel this is necessary this would include helicopter transfers. You should ensure that the 24 hour assistance service on your policy is contacted as soon as reasonably possible so they can take over the management of your costs and provide guarantees of payment and other necessary assistance such as repatriation. Anything other than unavoidable emergency costs must be pre-authorised by the assistance service. You have no cover for rescue costs associated with you skiing in remote areas or because you are in difficulties not associated with an illness or injury covered by the insurance.

Do you cover off piste skiing?

All skiing and snowboarding activities defined in the wording are covered provided you remain within the boundaries of a recognised resort area designed for public use and are not skiing or snowboarding in areas marked out of bounds or hazardous by the piste authorities.The boundaries of a recognised resort area with runs (pistes) designed for public use will be shown on the piste map issued to you with your ski lift pass. Provided that the piste authorities have not marked an area as dangerous, out of bounds or closed, you can ski “off piste” between the designated runs if your route is connecting you to another run or ski lift and is within the general area that is patrolled by the local piste authorities who issued your ski pass. You must not ski off piste alone or on routes beyond your level of competence. If you are in any doubt about the route you are planning you should get advice from the local authority or a qualified ski instructor or guide.

Still have questions?

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