Don’t get caught with the wrong school ski trip insurance

ABTA, the travel association, have issued a warning that hundreds of British skiers are getting caught out by skiing with the wrong insurance, or even no insurance in place.  On a school ski trip with Ski Adaptable, you are covered with our specially tailored insurance, which is put together schools and colleges on ski trips in mind.

Almost one third, or 29% of the one million Brits, and 19% of youths expected to take a ski holiday this coming season will do so with the incorrect insurance in place according to a new ABTA report.   Indeed, it is the younger age group that are most likely to travel without the correct insurance in place.  Skiing inevitably incurs injuries unfortunately, and this can be made worse when turning up for treatment and then being forced to pay a large, unexpected medical bill.  Many believe simply that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will suffice.  However, EHIC cards simply do not offer assistance on the slopes of Europe nor do they offer assistance for repatriation and other expenses that can be associated with ski injuries.  Furthermore, in countries such as Andorra or Switzerland the EHIC cards have limited use.

Foreign Office spokesperson, Martin Redmond, from the Foreign Office’s Know Before You Go team, outlined: “Whether you are an experienced skier or hitting the slopes for the first time, it is crucial to take out appropriate travel insurance.

“Those who don’t do so risk having to pay thousands of pounds in medical bills, so we urge British nationals going on a winter sports break to choose a policy that covers them for everything they want to do”.

The number of school ski trips is on the increase, however having adequate and appropriate insurance in place is crucial, especially for school group leaders planning on leading a school skiing holiday.  Ski Adaptable provide insurance for schools which is specially tailored to meet the demands of our trips and offer substantial protection should any accidents occur on a school skiing trip.  This is not only in the form of winter sports medical cover for students, but also further expenses included for costs incurred by schools and group leaders.

Contact Ski Adaptable today to find out more about of tailored insurance for school groups heading out on one of our school ski trips.

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