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Ski Travel Insurance

  • Add ski and winter sports cover to Post Office Travel Insurance
  • Winter sports option includes skiing & snowboarding on and off-piste within recognised paths and resort boundaries*
  • Protection for injury & damaged or stolen ski equipment and piste closure*

If you're looking forward to a winter sports holiday this year, make sure you're properly prepared. That doesn't just mean packing appropriate clothing or hiring the right equipment. It means making sure you have the right ski holiday insurance. It's surprising how many people head off for the slopes without the appropriate insurance cover.

What is ski insurance?

Ski travel insurance is a special layer of cover for winter sports activities. It focuses on providing you cover for ski related issues, such as having an accident on a snowy, European mountain slope. Activities like skiing and snowboarding involve high speed manoeuvres and the risk of injury can be high. The risk you are at is then further heightened if you’re on an icy slope, or if there is heavy snow blocking your vision, making it easier to collide with an object or another skier. These types of accidents can be extremely expensive and the costs involved in seeking medical help can sometimes prevent you from getting the treatment you need. This can be especially scary when you’re far away in a resort in the USA, or Canada. Having insurance can help you remedy this issue.

It’s not just injury on the slopes that a ski insurance policy will typically help you with on your trip. Other possibilities a policy usually covers includes loss of your equipment, or having your gear stolen. If bad weather closes the slopes and prevents you from being able to go snowboarding on the mountains, then you may find a policy that covers you for this unfortunate event too.

Terms and conditions apply, please refer to the policy wording for full details.

What does a ski travel policy cover?*

Of course, you're going off to have fun. Skiing, snowboarding and ice skating are all exhilarating sports but unfortunately they can also be dangerous. If you're unlucky enough to have an injury abroad it can hurt even more if you have to pay for medical expenses or, in the worst case scenario, a hospital bed or flight to get you home safely.

What's more, it's not just accidents to yourself that you may wish to cover. If you're hiring specialist winter sports clothing and equipment, insurance might not be included. So it could be very expensive to replace if it gets lost, damaged or stolen.

EHIC may not be enough

You may have heard about the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). It will give you some state-provided medical healthcare for less than you'd otherwise pay, if you're travelling in Europe. But travel insurance will normally cover more of the cost for you.

Why choose Post Office?

Our ski travel insurance won't make navigating the slopes any easier, but as one of the UK's leading providers † it might make them less expensive if you have a tumble. A Post Office policy can provide you with the following benefits when you go on a winter sports holiday:

  • 5 levels of cover available to protect you against the unexpected. Pick the one that best suits you
  • Cover includes skiing & snowboarding on and off-piste while on recognised paths and within resort boundaries
  • Extra protection for injury and damaged or stolen ski equipment and piste closure
  • 24/7 emergency medical assistance
  • Single-Trip Travel Insurance that protects you from the moment you take out your policy
  • Annual Multi-Trip policy includes 17 days winter sports cover

Award-winning travel insurance provider †

We’ve been voted one of the Best British Travel Insurance Providers by the UK public for over ten consecutive years. We're particularly proud of our achievement because those awards are based solely on the number of votes we receive from the UK public. In other words, we have people like you to thank for our success.

To upgrade to Post Office SKi Insurance, simply select Winter Sports when purchasing any one of our polices from an award winning Travel Insurance provider^.

By opting for additional cover, you can enjoy all of the benefits of a travel insurance policy plus important extras that wouldn’t be covered otherwise. There are unique risks and situations associated with skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports, so ensuring you have the right kind of cover is important for you to really relax and enjoy your trip.

The availability of cover options is dependent upon the level of cover you select. Conditions and exclusions apply. For full details of what's included with your cover, check the Policy Wording.

Sort out your travel insurance when you sort out your holiday

Don't leave your holiday insurance to the last minute, have it in place the instant your holiday is booked. That way you'll be covered for things that might prevent you from travelling such as unexpected illness, injury or bereavement. 


 Post Office has won the 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' each year from 2006 to 2015 and won the Silver award from 2016 to 2018 at the British Travel Awards.

*Terms and Conditions apply, please refer to the policy wording for full details.

0330 & 0333: Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calling a standard geographic number starting with 01 or 02 from your fixed line or mobile and may be included in your call package dependent on your service provider.

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Award-winning travel insurance provider †

Single Trip Cover

Offering cover for anything from a short UK break to a year of travelling around the world.

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Annual Multi-Trip Cover

Travelling more than once this year? An annual multi-trip policy could save you time and money.

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Small print

Post Office® Travel Insurance is arranged by Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited. 

Post Office Limited is an appointed representative of Post Office Management Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 630318. Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited are registered in England and Wales. Registered numbers 2154540 and 08459718 respectively. Registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ. Post Office and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.

For Super Economy, Economy, Standard, Premier and Premier Plus Policies
Post Office® Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, and administered by Collinson Insurance Services Limited, FRN 311883.

Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. Registered number of HRB 230378 in the commercial register. UK Branch office: Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AJ. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority under FRN 769884. Details about the extent of its regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority is available on request.

Collinson Insurance Services Limited is registered in England & Wales, registered number 758979. Registered Office: Cutlers Exchange, 123 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7BU. Collinson Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 311883.

For Classic, Superior and Superior Plus Policies 

Post Office® Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK.

Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The above details can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting the Financial Conduct Authority website and searching by Firm Reference Number (FRN).

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