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Off piste insurance - non-uk residents

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Hi all. Looking for some recommendations/advice as I will be travelling to Tignes for 3 months between Jan-Mar 2020 to snowboard. Currently residing in the UK but my visa will cease from Jan 20 (therefore non-UK resident at that point). Struggling to find some suitable insurance to cover off-piste riding without a guide. The main issue is that I can't seem to find an insurer that will cover me as a non-UK/non-Euro citizen. Anyone have any experience in finding some good cover as an international traveller to the Alps? Thanks in advance for any opinions offered.
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@epox, welcome to snowheads. You could check the Austrian Alpine Club

http://www.alpenverein.at/portal/service/mitgliedschaft/mitgliedervorteile/membership-english-version/0100_insured-worldwide.php

Or check french insurers? Failing that, what's you nationality? Could you not get insurance from home?
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I use worldwide insure
You have to speak with an advisor to add more than 31 days winter sports, last year my annual multi trip policy was £140 including 42 days winter sport cover.
Can't remember who I used when I was working seasons, will see if I can find a copy of an old policy, but to cover the whole season was in the region of €200
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Thanks @nbt and @freeridechef !

I'm a New Zealand resident however insurers back home don't cover the backcountry unfortunately so wouldn't really be of much help to me. The issue I face is that I'm moving to Sweden in April so between Jan-Mar I'm just a traveller in Europe rather than being a resident. My guess is I need to find an insurer that can either provide one-way cover (i.e. don't have to return to the UK), or an international insurer, in either case they'd need to offer coverage outside of resort bounds without a guide.
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If you will be basically living in Tignes then you presumably wouldn't need the repatriation bit of a UK policy. Maybe look at the French Alpine Club (CAF) or Carte Neige through the Club des Sports in Tignes.
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what's wrong with carre neige? Will cover you for the specific resort including lift accessible off-piste. More comprehensive is carte neige, but for that you need to belong to a french ski club and have a French Dr's certificate saying you're fit to ski.

...posted in a rush, basically same as @rjs's advice.
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Dr John wrote:
More comprehensive is carte neige, but for that you need to belong to a french ski club and have a dr certificate saying you're fit to ski.

Membership of the club and full race insurance is only €140, the checkup and medical certificate was €40 from the medical centre in Tignes. A "leasure" licence with the next level down in insurance cover is €75.
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DogTag have come through with the win for full insurance. Thanks for all responses and suggestions!
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