Are the freshly powdered slopes calling your name? It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned skier or if you’ve never stepped foot on a snowboard, winter sports travel insurance is an essential on any ski trip.
Unfortunately, accidents can happen no matter how skilled you are, but Cover-More Winter Sports travel insurance can help you should the unexpected occur on or off the snow-covered mountains.
Got a question about snowboarding or ski cover? Want to know what’s covered or what to do if you require assistance on the slopes? We’ve got all your questions covered on our comprehensive, specialised Winter Sports Travel Insurance plan, as well as our basic Winter Sports add-on.
Ready to book? You can get a quick quote online or call the Cover-More team on 1300 72 88 22.
Frequently asked winter sports travel insurance questions:
Cover-More offers you two options when it comes to protecting your winter sports holiday:
Need help understanding which coverage is best suited to your trip? Call our team on 1300 72 88 22, and they’ll happily guide you through both policy options, as well as help you make a purchase if you wish to do so.
A winter holiday isn’t your average holiday. When you’re shredding up the slopes on a snowboard or a pair of skis, the likelihood you’ll injure yourself increases tenfold. Plus, injuries that occur on the snowy mountains often require urgent medical attention, and it’s generally extremely costly to evacuate people or bring in medical help because of the isolation and high terrain of most snowfields. For these reasons, the premium for a travel insurance for snow trip will always cost a little more than a regular travel insurance policy.
Like skiing in New Zealand varies to snowboarding in Japan, different travel insurance policies cover different winter sport activities. Because of this, it’s important to familiarise yourself with our PDSs so you know exactly what you’re covered for while on the slopes.
Cover-More has four options for winter sports cover – all you need to do is pick the one that’s best for you:
For full details on the winter activities our two policies cover and any criteria for each activity, check out their individual PDS documents:
If you’ve chosen to purchase Cover-More’s Premium, Medical Only or Inbound policy, the Overseas Medical and Dental Expenses benefit will apply for the duration of your trip, up to the limit described in your policy. However, if you are injured on the slopes, we will only be able to consider your claim if you have purchased our Winter Sports add-on.
If you’re after a winter sports policy that includes cover for overseas medical and dental expenses as standard, as well as travel delays and disruptions on top of an array of winter sporting activities, check out our standalone Winter Sports Travel Insurance policy. It offers three different tiers of coverage depending on the activities you plan to participate in on the mountain.
Before you step foot on the mountain, it’s important to know what you are – and aren’t – covered for on the snow.
Our basic Winter Sports add-on, which can be added to your Premium, Medical Only, Inbound, or Domestic plans, does not cover skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling if you’re participating off-piste, while racing, or in a professional capacity.
Our specialised Winter Sports Travel Insurance plan has multiple levels of coverage, helping to provide cover for a larger amount of activities than the basic Winter Sports add-on. However, not all levels provide cover for activities performed outside the resort boundaries, or solo activities performed without an instructor or organised tour.
Check out our Premium/Medical Only/Domestic/Inbound policy PDS for details on our basic Winter Sports add-on or our specialised Winter Sports Travel Insurance policy PDS for more details on our comprehensive snow sports plan.
When you’re on a snow trip, you want to have fun – not worry about your personal items. Whether you’ve purchased our basic Winter Sports add-on with our Premium, Domestic or Inbound plans that include luggage cover, or opted to increase your luggage limits with our comprehensive, specialised Winter Sports Travel Insurance plan, you can have peace of mind on and off the slopes.
Both can provide coverage for personal items that are lost, damaged or stolen on your trip. However, this doesn’t mean you should be careless with your belongings. When you’re at home, you take care of them; it should be no different when you’re travelling!
Our Premium, Domestic or Inbound plans’ luggage benefits automatically provide the following coverage per item, set or pair of items, not exceeding the original purchase price, including attached and unattached accessories:
Want to ensure your valuables are covered when you’re next hitting the slopes? Call us on 1300 72 88 22 or get a quote online.
It’s unlikely you’ll be heading off on a snow trip without using any form of ski or snowboard during your trip, so we provide you with different options to help protect your owned or hired equipment while you’re away.
If you choose the specialised Winter Sports Travel Insurance policy, you’ll be happy to know in addition to standard luggage coverage, we can also provide cover for your own winter sports equipment that is lost, stolen or damaged whilst in transit or in use.
Unfortunately, the basic Winter Sports add-on available on our Premium, Medical Only, Domestic or Inbound plans does not provide coverage for your own sporting and ski equipment whilst in use – only while it’s in transit or if it’s lost or stolen.
If you’ve purchased our basic Winter Sports add-on as part of our Premium, Medical Only, Domestic or Inbound plans, the Luggage benefit only provides cover for personal items that are lost, damaged or stolen on your trip. Unfortunately, it does not provide cover for any hired winter sporting equipment.
When hiring ski equipment on a snow trip, you engage in a contract with your chosen ski rental company. Always ensure you’re aware of your rights and responsibilities prior to hiring the ski gear on your winter holiday, so you know what to do should something happen to your hired ski and snowboarding equipment.
If you’ve purchased our specialised Winter Sports Travel Insurance policy, we will cover only skin equipment and other snow sports-related items up to the below limits depending on your policy purchased:
For more details on travel insurance for hired snow sports equipment, read our Winter Sports Travel Insurance plan PDS.
It doesn’t matter if you’re riding a snowboard that’s brand new or 10 years old – Cover-More does not have any specifications in regard to the age of your winter sporting items to provide cover for them as a luggage item. If your item wasn’t recently purchased, our team will apply reasonable depreciation to the item when assessing the claim. If you purchase the Luggage Cover – our “new-for-old” add-on – as part of your Winter Sports Travel Insurance plan, depreciation won’t be applied if the item is less than two years old.
Unfortunately, no. Whether you purchase our standalone Winter Sports Travel Insurance policy or our basic Winter Sports add-on with your general travel insurance cover, once it’s been applied to your policy, you’ll have protection for the whole duration of your trip. This is good news, though – it gives you flexibility with booking the ski or snowboarding part of your holiday if you’re yet to do so.
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