Protect Your Ski Vacation with a Custom Travel Insurance Plan

  • Travel Team
Jan 15, 2013

Under 300 words: trip protection insurance, specifically designed for ski enthusiasts, is a must for your next downhill adventure.

Travelers embarking on any kind of journey should consider investing in the best travel insurance they can find in order to protect themselves against emergencies that can surprise even the most prepared adventurer. These savvy globetrotters should be ready for anything, especially if they are heading out on a vacation that involves winter sports. Skiers, snowboarders or any other outdoor explorers need to protect themselves against the aftermath and expenses of a medical emergency on the slopes or trails, and purchasing travel insurance is the best way to do just that.

A study from an international travel insurance company found the average cost of receiving medical treatment at winter sports destinations has risen recently, and the value of medical insurance packages has gone up as a result. The Telegraph reports that, although skiing or partaking in other winter sports has not become more dangerous, travelers would have to spend more money to get the proper treatment in the event of an emergency, and one of the only ways to help themselves in this situation is to have travel insurance that covers medical costs.
"These latest figures show the cost of an accident on the slopes can be expensive, and with costs for medical treatment on the increase … the appropriate winter sports cover is essential for any trip," David Barrett, a travel insurance manager, told Opodo.
If you're planning on heading anywhere from the Rockies to the Alps, be sure to think about the type of insurance package that can best help you should you need medical attention during a trip. Carefully read all of the details of the policy to know the stipulations of the coverage and shop around to find the best fit.

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