Why buy travel insurance when going skiing or snowboarding?
Big dumps, fresh tracks and bluebird days will make for an epic trip, yet accidents on and off the hill do happen, even to the most experienced sliders. If you’re just learning on your first trip or you’re a ski bum chasing seasons, World Nomads travel insurance can help cover your emergency medical bills and keep the stress out of your winter vacation.
Thousands of sports enthusiasts tackle the slopes every season, usually without any major incident. But adventure sports can be risky, especially when frosty temperatures and spine-rattling runs are part of the picture.
Here are a few case scenarios where travel insurance for skiing and snowboarding could be a real asset. You wouldn’t forget to pack your ski jacket and gloves – so why would you leave home without travel insurance?
Whether you’re on- or off-piste, navigating steep (and even not so steep terrain) can be tricky. It only takes one bad fall or collision to end up with a broken ankle, a dislocated shoulder, or a wrist fracture. Emergency medical bills can be just as painful as a crash. This is where travel insurance can soften the blow.
When you get hurt on a mountain, getting transportation to a hospital can be critical. Our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team can help plan your evacuation so that it’s timely and efficient. And thanks to travel insurance, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
If your skis or snowboard have been lost or damaged by your common carrier, or stolen after your arrival, you could get reimbursed for the current value of your equipment (which factors in depreciation) or the cost of a replacement, up to a per item and total maximum limit. Your plan could also pick up the cost of rental equipment for your use while you’re waiting for a resolution from your carrier. (Damage from the use of sports equipment is not covered.)
Maybe an avalanche buried your lodge or a snowstorm delayed your connecting flight. Our plans cover inclement weather under certain circumstances. Read more in our Help Center on how weather, including natural disasters, figure into trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay coverage.
For more information on skiing and snowboarding coverage, go to our Help Center.
As passionate ski bums, we’ve designed our plans to cover the style of riding our Nomads love the most*:
*Standard and Explorer plans differ in their coverage of skiing or snowboarding activities. Conditions and exclusions apply. Read our Help Center article on adventure sports coverage to choose the right plan for your trip.
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Whether you need medical or dental assistance or advice, emergency evacuation or travel assistance, our team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.
Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?
For policies purchased on or after 1 January 2020:
Contact Generali Global Assistance:
Telephone: +1 954-334-8143 (Collect outside the US)
+1 877-289-0968 (Toll-free in the US and Canada)
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
Here are our most frequently asked questions about overseas medical insurance. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask our customer service team. If you’re looking for general travel advice, you can ask our community at Ask a Nomad.
Travel insurance for independent travelers. Nobody wants to think about all the things that could go wrong on their trip, but these things can and do happen. So be prepared and get your travel insurance today.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - what you need to know
Please read your plan documents carefully. Cancellations due to fear of travel are not covered. However, our plan does not exclude losses associated with pandemic or epidemic conditions; meaning that if you, your traveling companion or family member were to become sick (after you purchase the plan) as a result of COVID-19, you could still receive benefits for losses covered by the plan. Learn more here www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/coronavirus.About Coronavirus