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 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi,

I am going skiing 4 days to Austria and then 4 days to Slovakia in March. My travel insurance does not cover winter sports and I cannot change the policy (i.e. add winter cover) at this stage.

What is recommended for additional ski coverage for me and my partner? Most insurance policies which are single trip but also include travel insurance and not just winter cover which I do not need.

We are also planning on getting the evacuation insurance that you get with you ski pass on the mountain.

Thanks
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@pred02, just buy full policies with winter sports cover. It'll be pretty cheap with someone like insure and go. You dont generally get evacuation cover with your lift pass in Austria....the pisteurs will get you off the mountain but you will need cover for ambulance and medical treatment and potentially repatriation


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Just buy a single trip policy, they mostly have an option for winter cover. Last one I bought for my daughter was through Direct Travel and cost under £30. Rescue cover look at Austrian Alpine Club UK, particularly if you do anything else that might need you rescuing from somewhere remote (land or sea) the rest of the year as the cover is one of the membership benefits,
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If you are skiing in the Arlberg, you can get the Arlberg safety card (ASC) for €15 for up to 8 days from the ticket office when you buy your pass. It's quick and easy and they take a picture of you and print it on your lift pass.
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@pred You must make sure you're covered for repatriation and prolonged recuperation locally. Scenario is you're discharged from the hospital but need time to recover before it's feasible to travel home. Your EHIC won't cover this and the cost could be hefty. If you have both covered then a lengthy recuperation is an incentive for the insurer to fly/ambulance you home, at which point their liability is finished. I know the odds are low, but that's the nature of insurance.
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If you dont want to pay for a single trip policy look at the Austrian Alpine Club, part of the membership is mountain rescue insurance (no nonsense about off piste exclusions) and basic medical cover see https://aacuk.org.uk/p-mountain-rescue-search-insurance
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Just beware https://www.skiarlberg.at/en/regions/ski-area/lech-oberlech-zuers/tickets/safety-card covers you on piste and on ski routes -not off piste
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