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Wintersports Travel Insurance

Wintersports Travel Insurance

If you are taking a skiing holiday or a winter break then don't forget your travel insurance. Cover4travel can offer a winter sports policy that includes cover for:

Winter Sports Cover -Extends your policy to provide cover for you when skiing or snowboarding and provides the following additional cover:

  • Winter sports equipment up to £500
  • Hired winter sports equipment up to £250
  • Ski pack up to £400
  • Piste closure up to £500
  • Avalanche closure up to £500
  • Benefits are per person.

Winter Sports with Increased Equipment Cover - This option includes our standard winter sports cover with the addition of an increased level of cover for your own winter sports equipment.

  • Winter sports equipment up to £2000 (Single Article Limit £1000)
  • Hired winter sports equipment up to £250
  • Ski pack up to £400
  • Piste closure up to £500
  • Avalanche closure up to £500
  • Benefits are per person.

Cover Explained

Ski Equipment: Covers you for accidental loss, theft or damage of ski equipment that you own or have hired up to £500.

Ski Hire: Covers you in the event that your own ski equipment is lost, stolen or damaged; or delayed in transit for more than 12 hours on your outward journey from the UK. You can claim £20 for each 24hr period you are without your own ski equipment up to a maximum of £500.

Ski Pack: Cover you up to £300 if you are unable to use your ski pass, tuition or ski hire due to being involved in an accident / or your sickness / or the loss or theft of your ski pass.

Piste Closure: The insurer will pay £20 for each complete 24hour period up to £200 you are unable to ski due to a lack of snowfall or adverse weather conditions during the months of December to March inclusive (April to October in the southern hemisphere) at your pre-booked wintersports resort.

Delay due to avalanche: You are covered up to £100 for additional travel & accommodation expenses, if your return journey is delayed by at least 12hrs beyond your scheduled departure time as a direct result of an avalanche in your pre-booked winter sports resort.

How do I make a claim?

If you require a claim form, please download it here: Claim Form .

Alternatively, please advise the section of the insurance on which you want to claim and master policy number and policy reference to:
Travel Claims Team, 3rd Floor, Fitzalan House, Fitzalan Court, Cardiff CF24 0EL. Telephone: +44 (0)2920 474 138

You need to:

  •  produce your insurance certificate confirming you are insured before a claim is admitted.
  • give us full details in writing of any incident that may result in a claim under any section of the policy at the earliest possible time.
  • provide all necessary information and assistance we may require at your own expense (including where necessary medical certification and details of your National Health number or equivalent and Private Health Insurance).
  • pass any and all correspondence relating to outstanding medical bills to us with your claim form, or if received afterwards, send them on to us quoting your claim reference number.
  • pass on to us immediately every writ, summons, legal process or other communication in connection with the claim.
  • provide full details of any House Contents and All Risks insurance policies you may have.
  • ensure that all claims are notified within 3 months of the incident occurring.
  • not abandon any property to us or the claims office.
  • not admit liability for any event or offering to make any payment without our prior written consent.

We will:

  • make your policy void where a false declaration is made, or any claim is found to be fraudulent.
  • take over and deal with, in your name, the defence/settlement of any claim made under the policy.
  • subrogate against the responsible party and take proceedings in your name but at our expense to recover for our benefit the amount of any payment made under the policy.
  • obtain information from your medical records (with your permission) for the purpose of dealing with any medical claims. No personal information will be disclosed to any outside person or organisation without your prior approval.
  • only make claims payments by electronic BACS transfer, unless otherwise agreed by us.
  • pay a maximum of £80 for medical records/completion of a medical certificate
  • cancel all benefits provided by this policy without refund of premium when a payment has been made for cancellation or curtailment of the trip.
  • not make any payment for any event that is covered by another insurance policy.
  • only pay a proportionate amount of the claim where there is other insurance in force covering the same risk and to require details of such other insurance.
  • settle all claims under the law of the country that you live in within the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Isle of Man unless we agree otherwise with you.
  • submit any disputes arising out of this contract to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the country that you live in within the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Isle of Man

Your Important Information 

24 hr Medical & Emergency Assistance 

If you need emergency medical assistance abroad or need to cut short your trip contact our 24-hour emergency advice line on

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 474133

24 Hours a day, 365 days a year.

Note: You must retain receipts for medical & additional costs incurred.


If You Need To Access A Claim Form

You can download the relevant form: Claims Form .
or contact the claims department by phone:
Tel: +44 (0)2920 474138 


If You Need Legal Advice:

contact Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP on:
Tel: +44 (0)1483 411 499


If You Need To Talk To Customer Service & Sales:

Tel: 0330 024 9295

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