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Ski Insurance Over 65: FCO say don’t hit the slopes without it

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By , December 6, 2011 8:51 am

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued fresh advice to ski and snowboard enthusiasts, to emphasise the importance of ski insurance when going on a winter sports holiday.
Ski insurance is vital when you go skiing, no matter what you’re age. Being over 65 you may be more careful than you used to be, or you may not! Either way ski insurance over 65 is a must before you hit the slopes.

Ski at Les Contamines

Ski at Les Contamines

With fresh snow falling in the last couple of days, fears that Europe will be short of snow this season will hopefully be unfounded. This means that we Brits are ready and raring to hit the slopes.

The advice issued by the FCO yesterday quotes new research which shows that one in five travellers are still not taking out ski insurance when they go on a winter sports holiday. This is a big risk to take because the costs of an accident on the ski slopes can easily amount to thousands of pounds.

Every year there are numerous incidents where skiers are faced with huge medical bills following an accident on the slopes. This is often because people have not taken out ski insurance, or have not read the small print of their ski insurance policy.

The cost of an accident on the ski slopes can be significant – a fractured leg in the United States could land you with a medical bill of up to £40,000. A knee injury in Austria could set you back £8,000. Not getting ski insurance cover or not training beforehand is just not worth the risk.

Lynda St Cooke from the Foreign Office, said:
“We strongly advise anyone hitting the slopes this winter to take out comprehensive travel insurance and make sure you have an up to date EHIC card. Don’t forget to check the small print – most insurance policies will not cover you if you’re under the influence of alcohol. If you’re unlucky enough to have an accident and you’re not covered, you could find yourself thousands of pounds out of pocket.”

When you are over 65 you may have more difficulty getting ski insurance at a good price than you used to, but you still need to make sure you are covered. has partnered with to provide ski insurance over 65.

The FCO have provided these safety tips to help you stay safe on the slopes this winter.
Read the FCO’s Ski Checklist >>

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Travel insurance over 65 for ski and adventure sports

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By , November 22, 2011 11:24 am

65 is the new 40! You’ve been active and adventurous all your life, now just because you’re over 65 doesn’t mean that you’re suddenly going to change the habit of a life time and choose a more boring, sorry I mean relaxing holiday!

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Being over 65 no longer means you’re ready for your pipe and slippers and a lifetime in front of the TV. You’re still fit and active and you want to be adventurous and active on holiday. But, you do need to make sure that you have the right travel insurance cover for the sports and activities you want to take part in, and when you’re over 65 getting travel insurance for adventurous activities can start to get more difficult.

Ski insurance over 65

Travel insurance is vital when you go skiing or snowboarding, you need to make sure that you are properly covered if you have an accident on the slopes and need emergency medical treatment.

In addition to ensuring that you have medical cover in an emergency ski insurance over 65 will also provide cover for your ski or snowboard equipment and cover for unused ski pass and lessons if you are unable to ski due to illness or injury.

Adventure sports and activities cover on travel insurance over 65

A recent story of a 10 year old boy being injured in a quad biking accident in Turkey highlights the importance of having travel insurance cover for all the activities and sports you intend to take part in.

The boy was in hospital with head injuries and his parents were trying to raise £15,000 to cover his medical treatment because quad biking was seen as a hazardous activity by his travel insurer and therefore not covered on a standard policy.

If you are planning on taking part in any adventure sports or activities on holiday, make sure that you buy a travel insurance policy that provides cover. Most travel insurance policies will provide a list of sports and activities that are covered in their terms and conditions. recommends to provide travel insurance over 65 for sports and activities.’s specialist insurance cover for travellers aged over 65 encompasses cover  for a broad range of activities as standard, including parascending, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, surfing and scuba diving to 18 metres as standard.  

If you plan on being even more adventurous, that’s not a problem, can offer optional upgrades to cover other adventurous sports activities such as mountain biking, canyoning, rock climbing and quad biking.

Whatever you plan to do on holiday, make sure you have the appropriate travel insurance over 65 cover, it may cost you a few pounds more to get cover for some sports or activities, but it could save you thousands if you have an accident and need medical treatment.

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