Snowboarding insurance

Includes off piste cover as standard within ski resort boundaries

Each year almost a million skiers and boarders take a trip abroad to get their own personal "fix" in the mountains.

There is no denying that the experience can be addictive and many of our clients give up summer holidays in order to spend as much time as possible on the snow.

A winter sport insurance is vital for any snowboarding holiday as they are tailored to provide additional cover where it matters. Snowboarding as a sport has risks independent to those of skiing and injuries tend to be different in nature. Beginners learn fast and fall even faster. With two feet strapped into a board it means that recovery from a stumble can be difficult and catching an edge is that much easier. Wrists and head injuries lead the way and with the recent vogue for terrain and snowboard parks it means that boarders are encouraged to spend time doing tricks and jumps.

Now many boarders rely on their EHIC card to provide emergency medical cover but what many travellers don't understand is the difference between your National Health European Health card (EHIC) and a wintersports policy. Whilst your EHIC card will pay for care in a state run hospital, most accidents on the mountain result in your being carried to a local clinic. Your costs there will not be covered and neither will the cost of getting you off the mountain. If your injuries are serious your EHIC card makes no provision to get you home to the UK and will not provide costs for someone to accompany you.

The team at Skicover have extensive experience of both skiing and snowboarding and can provide excellent advice as to why snowboard insurance is so valuable when planning a trip abroad. The team is available 7 days a week on 0330 880 5099 and is happy to answer any questions you have about the most suitable snowboarding insurance policy for your needs.

Alternativley use the booking engine above and choose a policy from those considered suitable for your needs. Don't worry, they all include snowboarding, on and off piste insurance in areas within resort boundaries considered safe by resort management.


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If you are going snowboarding and you want to make use of the terrain parks then make sure that the policy you have chosen will cover terrain parks on a occasional basis.

Click here to go to a page dedicated to product that covers terrain parks as standard 

If your not sure what a terrain park is and why some insurers consider it higher risk then have a look at Area 51 in Colorados Keystone resort below. As they say a picture paints a thousand words! Remember if you need clarification - Call on 0330 880 5099





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