Skiing and snowboarding trips are a great way to enjoy your winter vacation. Whether you choose to stay in the U.S. or hit the slopes abroad, opting to ski or snowboard for your next trip enables you to explore new terrain while staying active and engaged. While skiing and snowboarding trips are incredibly fun and adventurous, they do come with many risks. With that in mind, it's crucial you consider protecting yourself before hitting the slopes.

Travelex travel insurance can provide coverage for sporting equipment delay, emergency medical bills, adventure sports, and more to help protect you and your upcoming ski or snowboard trip.

Benefits for winter trips

icon man on mobile

Comprehensive medical coverage

evacuation repatriation icon

Emergency medical evacuation

Winter Sports

Sporting equipment protection

Why do I need travel insurance for winter ski and snowboarding trips?

Even if you're an experienced skier or snowboarder, it’s recommended you purchase travel insurance to help protect yourself both on and off the slopes. Whether you roll your ankle or develop hypothermia, you’re always at risk of sustaining an injury or ailment while out skiing or snowboarding. In these situations, it’s important to receive medical attention as soon as possible. Travel insurance not only offers 24/7 emergency medical assistance when you need it, but it also provides primary coverage to help pay for costly hospital bills as well as emergency evacuations. And if you’re injured while skiing or snowboarding, emergency evacuation coverage can provide helicopter transport to your hospital of choice.

Additionally, if you’re traveling during the winter, there’s a good chance you might experience flight delays or cancellations. Snowstorms, blizzards, and ice can all interfere with your flight, and rescheduling a trip can be pricey. Travel insurance is designed to provide coverage for additional costs in the event your trip is delayed or canceled.

If you’re delayed, travel insurance can also cover emergency expenses until travel becomes possible. Or, in the event your flight is canceled due to inclement weather, travel insurance can provide reimbursement if necessary.

Which Travelex plan is best for skiing and snowboarding trips?

For trips that include skiing and snowboarding, the Travel Select plan offers comprehensive coverage with five optional upgrades. In addition to offering higher limits on trip cancellations, delays, and interruptions, Travel Select also includes coverage for sporting equipment delays. This means if you land before your snowboard does, you can receive reimbursement (up to $200) for the rental or purchase of new equipment. The Travel Select plan can also provide up to $50,000 for emergency medical expenses and up to $500,000 for emergency evacuations and repatriation of remains. So, in the event you become injured or need medical assistance, the Travel Select plan can provide financial support.

What additional benefits can I receive with Travel Select?

The Travel Select plan offers optional upgrades to help you customize your insurance for a ski and snowboard trip.

In addition to coverage for cancellations, trip delays, emergency medical care and more, you can include the additional medical coverage upgrade with the Travel Select plan. It provides an additional $50,000 of emergency medical expense coverage and an additional $500,000 emergency medical evacuation & repatriation of remains coverage in case you’re in an accident on the slopes and need to be evacuated.

You can also include the adventure sports upgrade, which will provide additional coverage in the event you participate in heliskiing while on your winter snow trip.

Get a free quote instantly

While you would never want anything to go wrong on your ski or snowboard trip, you won't want to leave things up to chance. Get peace of mind with a free Travelex quote today!

Ready for takeoff?

Get quote