Travel insurance for skiing and snowboarding

Travel insurance for skiing and snowboarding




Are you heading to the snow?

Some of the best holidays include some mountain air, deep powder and amazing scenery. We love getting on a mountain whenever there’s a chance to slide down it again and again…and again!

You’ll already know that it can be a costly past time with all the gear, travel and accommodation anywhere that’s alpine. But if something should go wrong whilst you’re at the top of a mountain, the cost of travel insurance will seem insignificant.

Imagine injuring yourself on a mountain, overseas. First, you pay for a helicopter to get you to the nearest hospital. Then, you pay the local hospital costs (remember that you will probably need to prove you can pay before you get help in most countries, or get credit card approval at least). Then, you’ll need to rebook your flights home and pay to change all of your plans. You might even need an ambulance to the airport. Ouch!

The medical costs are going to hurt a whole lot more than your broken leg and probably for a lot longer!

Our travel insurance will look after your medical evacuation, hospital and doctors’ fees and we’ll even pay for the changes to your flights and get you back home safe and fast. Phew!

Ski and snow cover is already included

Did you know SCTI's TravelCare policy provides comprehensive travel insurance including ski and snow cover at no additional cost? Now you do.

What you need to know

You’ll need to make sure you’re skiing or boarding in an amateur downhill ski field and you’re within the designated commercial area. Just don’t go forging off into closed sections or ‘off-piste’ in areas outside the designated ski field area - unfortunately we can’t cover you for that.

You should also be aware, that sporting equipment (skis or snowboards), will not be covered for damage whilst in use. For example, if you were skiing, had a tumble and broke your leg and your skis, you would be covered for your broken leg, but not for your damaged skis. But, if you your skis were broken while they were in checked luggage (and your airline refused to compensate you for the damage) you would be covered.

For more information, watch this video and check out our skiing and snowboarding article

As with any insurance policy, terms and conditions apply. Please read the Combined FSG and PDS including Policy Wording to make sure TravelCare is right for you and your next ski or snow adventure overseas.

Comprehensive travel insurance cover

Our policy offers a comprehensive range of benefits, including cover for:

  • Unlimited medical and evacuation expenses, with no excess for medical claims
  • Cancellation fees and lost deposits
  • Damaged or lost baggage
  • Personal items if they are stolen or damaged
  • Rental car excess should you have an accident
  • Emergency dental treatment
  • Funeral costs

24/7 worldwide emergency assistance

Our worldwide emergency assistance team are only a phone call away, available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Should the unexpected happen and you require urgent help, please do not hesitate to call us.

Before you go

Get a quote right now and get this sorted before you leave. Then all you need to do is get your board or ski’s waxed and tuned.

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TravelCare is issued by Southern Cross Benefits Limited ABN 99 133 401 939, AFS License 331058 trading as Southern Cross Travel Insurance ®. We are a signatory to the General Insurance Code of Practice and the Financial Ombudsmen Service (FOS) Australia.

**Terms and conditions apply to the promotion and to the purchase of a TravelCare policy.

As an Australian financial services licensee (AFSL), SCTI is authorised to deal in, and provide, general advice on travel insurance products. As we are unaware of your specific needs, financial objectives, and circumstances, we highly recommend you take time to read the Combined Financial Services Guide (FSG), Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), including Policy Wording before buying this product, to ensure that our travel insurance product is right for you.

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