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Sally Wilson

Sally is a key member of the MoneyMaxim editorial team. She is a frequent hire-car user and often goes on holiday with her family. With an interest in getting great value for money, Sally shares her hints and tips for travelling and insurance.

Winter sports insurance for your last minute ski holiday. Once taken you can relax!

New snowfall means a sudden flurry of bookings for ski holidays and insurance

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In the run up to Christmas 2015 ski resorts across Europe were struggling to open their slope because of the lack of snowfall. It was the warmest December in Switzerland for 150 years! This led to a real down turn in the number of people planning ski trips in the early weeks of 2016. However the New Year has started on a better note with a fresh fall of snow inviting some last minute bookings to ski resorts. Make sure if you are planning to dig out your ski gloves that you have adequate ski insurance.

Before Christmas many ski resorts were having to use artificial snow to keep, particularly some of the lower slopes, open. Many well-known destinations such as Portes du Soleil in France and Kitzbuehel in Austria had a large percentage of their lifts closed in the early part of the season. The lack of snow has even affected competition with the Ski Cross World Cup due to take place this weekend in La Plagne, France being cancelled.

Many people during this snow drought took off for North America instead where the snow is far deeper and they are guaranteed good skiing. However now there is a turnaround in conditions with more snowfall in resorts across Europe many will be trying to grab themselves a last minute bargain holiday on the slopes. Be aware that your standard travel insurance is unlikely to cover you for many winter sports.

We offer several policies tailored for different needs when it comes to a winter holiday. If you want cover for any of the following, we can help

  • Annual Ski Insurance - For those who may want to return to the slopes again this season or early next season.

  • Off-Piste skiing - If you like to venture off the marked pistes for a little more excitement.

  • Snowboarding and other sports - Many resorts offer the chance to try out other winter sports as well as skiing.

  • Skiing with a pre-existing medical condition - If you have recently or are currently undergoing treatment then you will need to let the insurers know.

  • For the Experts - Are you a bit of a daredevil on the slopes? Do you like to try your hand at more adventurous sports? Then this could be for you!

  • Seasonaires - If you are a real ski lover or you are working at a ski resort, this will cover you for the season.

So whatever type of skiier you are we have the winter sports insurance to suit you. And if you want any advice on ski holidays visit the Ski Club of Great Britain where they have details about equipment to take and general tips for those new to skiing.

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