Planning to hit the slopes soon? Make sure ski insurance is on your checklist!
Insurance companies generally cover skiing under travel insurance policies. However, as premium rates and the specifics of the cover can vary, looking into multiple options is a wiser choice.
In this post, I’ll talk about 5 ski insurance companies that offer helicopter rescue. While the thought of being rescued by a helicopter could sound extreme, do keep in mind that accidents and mishaps are never planned.
Definitely prioritize your safety as well as the safety of your loved ones by opting for a policy that covers everything and (a lot) more than you would expect. Afterall, skiing can be dangerous.
Snowcard happens to be one of the UK’s longest-serving insurance providers; specializing in winter sports ski insurance. While different individuals have various styles and requirements for skiing, this is a company that is bound to be able to give you a policy based on your needs.
From 24/7 emergency medical treatment to heli evacuation (helicopter rescue), Snowcard has insured both snowboarders and skiers for over 30 years.
Since they have quite a few policy levels, the right one for you can be selected based on your requirements. Their policy ‘levels’ include:
- Adventure Basic.
- Adventure Plus
- Max Adventure.
- Extreme Adventure.
- Pro Adventure.
You can simply visit SnowCard and get a quote by filling in the form at the top of the page.
One of the opening lines on the Insurefor.com website does a pretty great job of emphasizing the importance of insurance: ‘’A mountain rescue helicopter costs 75 pounds per minute”.
Yes, you read that right. When rates are exceptionally heavy on the wallet, an insurance policy is the best option.
Insurefor.com offers a wide range of policies that can be chosen based on your needs. Do keep in mind that their winter sports cover will be provided as part of your travel insurance policy.
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As it can be customized, you’ll be able to add optional extras, cover different regions (worldwide) and a range of other options.
The Winter Sport Cover includes:
- Medical costs (mountain rescue and/or hospital stays) up to 10,000,000 pounds.
- Equipment replacement and lift pass.
- On-piste and off-piste.
- Up to 2,500 pounds for damaged, lost or stolen belongings.
- Up to 5000 pounds for cancellations and curtailment.
- Avalanche, landslide and piste closure.
- 24/7 emergency assistance helpline.
For more information and an approximate quote, visit insurefor.com.
Coverwise Travel Insurance
The Coverwise Travel Insurance Policy also offers ski insurance with helicopter rescue. Designed by experienced skiers themselves this cover includes:
- On and off-piste activities.
- Mountain search and rescue expenses.
- Helicopter evacuation costs.
- Piste closure.
- Ski and snowboard hire.
- Medical treatment and repatriation to the UK.
- Damaged, lost and stolen ski equipment.
- The loss of your ski pass.
- Physiotherapy once you return home (Silver, Gold and Platinum policies).
The policy categories (Silver, Gold and Platinum) are based on increased flexibility. These categories give you the option to take as many vacations of your choice during the year and cover up to 17 days for each trip.
On the other hand, Coverwise also offers multi-trip policies under the categories Standard, Standard Plus and Bronze. These policies cover 17 days of winter sports trips within a year.
Visit coverwise.co.uk and get a quote by entering your details on the form at the top right of the page.
True Traveller Ski Insurance
True Traveler offers a ski and snowboarding cover for both on and off-piste winter sports with helicopter rescue. Their policy covers:
- Ski Equipment.
- Alpine Ski Touring.
- Helicopter Repatriation.
- Terrain Parks.
A few added benefits (covers) of True Traveller Ski Insurance include 24/7 Emergency Assistance, One way travel insurance, Baggage cover (optional), Road and gadget cover, Activity and high-risk cover etc.
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True Traveler is rated 5/5 by the independent techie service reviews.io and is described by the company as the best value insurance.
While they are aware that premiums may appear pricy from the perspective of certain individuals, their maxim is: if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel. A line based solely on the fact that you can’t put a price on safety.
Visit truetraveller.com for quotes/details and feel free to use the chat option for any queries you may have.
Big Cat Travel Insurance.
The Winter Sports Travel Insurance policy at Big Cat covers everything a skier needs and more. The Medical and Repatriation section is inclusive of £10m that can be utilized for hospital, medical and repatriation expenses (inclusive of helicopter rescue).
Big cat offers 4 different options for Winter Sports add-on. Your cover can include either 14, 28 or 56 days— each of which includes helicopter rescue and can be used whenever you please.
Do keep in mind that you also have the option of including what is known as an Unlimited add-on for the duration of your entire policy.
Visit Big Cat Travel Insurance for quotes and all the information you need.
Having ski insurance with helicopter rescue coverage can give you added peace of mind in the event of an emergency.
All of the insurance policies we highlighted in this post are great but IMHO True traveler is the best option if you are in the US and Snowcard is the best if you are from the UK.
There are a lot of other companies out there that offer ski insurance with helicopter rescue other than the ones we’ve highlighted in this post. So it’s definitely worth taking some time to compare the different policies to find the one that best fits you and your budget.
Don’t let a potential ski accident ruin your vacation – get covered with ski insurance and helicopter rescue coverage today.