0333 003 3161

Get a Quote

I am a permanent Resident of
Are you already travelling?
Trip type
Area of Cover
Cover Start Date:
Cover End Date:
Number of travellers
Travellers age(s)
Travelling as

Ski season/Seasonaire Cover

If you’ll be working at a ski resort, taking part in a Ski instructor Course, or travelling just to ski/snowboard for a season, our Winter Sports add-on can cover skiing/snowboarding in your leisure time. Non manual work like working in a chalet or bar/restaurant is covered automatically.

Medical & Repatriation

Our Winter Sports add-on extends this cover to include medical expenses due to illnesses or injuries incurred whilst partaking in Winter Sports activities. Our Premier policy covers you for up to £10m for hospitalisation, medical and repatriation expenses; up to £5m for our standard policy; and up to £2m for our budget policy.

Helicopter Rescue Included

Helicopter Rescue is included in all of our levels of cover under the Emergency Medical Expenses Section of the policy. So you can rest assured that if you sustain an injury requiring immediate medical assistance and have the relevant Winter Sports add-on included in your policy, costs of a helicopter rescue are covered.

Cover for Off Piste

Up to £10m Medical

Piste Closure

24 hour Emergency

Ski Season Travel Insurance

Ski Season Travel InsuranceBig Cat’s Ski Insurance and Snowboard Insurance Extensions provide great-value cover for those wishing to make the most of the snow.

As well as standard skiing and snowboarding, you’ll be covered for cat skiing, Heli skiing, snow skiing, cross-country skiing, off-piste skiing/snowboarding, and snowmobiling.

Note that cover excludes participation in any competitive winter sports or the use of bobsleighs or skeletons, while off-piste winter sports / back-country will only be insured if you are with a qualified instructor or in a group of not less than 3 people with working communications device to call for help.

Key Benefits of Ski Season Insurance

    • Emergency Medical and Repatriation Expenses up to £10 million.
    • Cancellation & Curtailment Cover up to £10,000.
    • Helicopter Rescue.
    • Emergency Dental Cover.
    • Cover duration of up to 24 months.
    • Baggage Cover.
    • Gadgets & Valuable Cover (Optional).
    • One Way Travel.
    • No return ticket requirement.
    • Free Home visits.
    • Policy Extensions whilst still travelling.
    • 156+ Sports and Activities.
    • Loss of Passport & Visa replacement costs.

Some FAQ's

Our Standard and Premier policies offer curtailment cover of £2000 & £5000 respectively (can be increased to £10,000 with the Premier) from the date you returned to your home country or the dates you were hospitalised as an in-patient or the date your quarantine period started.

10 people found this faq useful.

Off Piste Skiing

Our Winter sports add-on provides suitable coverage for both skiing on and off piste. 

Defining ‘off-piste’ can be a little tricky but generally speaking, If you are outside of the boundaries of the resort, so out in the backcountry, heli-skiing or ski touring, for example, you would need to be within a group of 3 or more / with a qualified mountain guide with working communications equipment in order to be covered.

If you are just skiing in between two marked runs or going off the trail into trees/gladed areas within the boundaries of the resort, this would be covered as normal and the requirement to be within a group of 3 or more would not apply.

8 people found this faq useful.

We offer a 'Winter sports plus' add-on that can provide cover whilst in Ski parks including jumps up to 9m (medium).

6 people found this faq useful.

We have a few options when it comes Winter Sports cover duration:

14 non-consecutive days
28 non-consecutive days
56 non-consecutive days

You can choose the cover duration you need. Remember, test the different durations, sometimes it's equal value - or better, to opt for the entire duration option.

When travelling to Europe, only the Unlimited option is available.

1 people found this faq useful.

Medical - First and foremost, The 'Winter sports' add-on provides medical coverage in the event of an accident or injury whilst on the slopes, this includes Helicopter rescue, in patient treatment in a hospital and repatriation to the UK if necessary.

Off-Piste - You are covered for skiing on/off-piste within the boundaries of the resort. If you are outside of resort boundaries/Heli-skiing, you must be within a group of 3 or more or with a qualified instructor with working communications equipment (mobile phone).

Winter Sports Equipment – Loss theft or breakage of your own Winter Sports Equipment is insured up to £300 Budget, £450 Standard or £600 Premier per person, subject to a limit of £100 Budget, £200 Standard or £250 Premier for any single item, set or pair.
Loss theft or breakage of hired Winter Sports Equipment in your charge is insured up to £150 Budget, £225 Standard or £300 Premier per Insured Person.

Winter Sports Equipment Hire – Up to £150 Budget, £200 Standard or £350 Premier per Insured Person in respect of replacement Winter Sports Equipment hire following loss, theft or breakage, or misdirection or delay in transit of an Insured Person’s Winter Sports Equipment preventing their use for not less than 12 hours.

 Ski Pack – Up to £200 Budget, £250 Standard or £375 Premier per Insured Person in respect of the proportionate value of any ski pass, hire or tuition fee necessarily unused following accident or sickness of the Insured Person, or loss theft or damage of the ski pass.

 Piste Closure – Up to £15 Budget, £20 Standard or £30 Premier per day per Insured Person to a maximum of £150 Budget, £200 Standard or £300 Premierfor additional transport costs to reach an alternative resort necessitated by a lack of snow or avalanche at your pre-booked resort following the closure of skiing facilities.

 Avalanche Closure – Up to £150 Budget, £200 Standard or £300 Premier per Insured Person in respect of additional travel and accommodation expense necessarily incurred as a result of the outward or return journey by public transport being delayed for 12 or more hours beyond the scheduled arrival time.

4 people found this faq useful.

Yes, bar work or working in a chalet is automatically covered with all of our policies.

5 people found this faq useful.

Big Cat Travel Insurance Services, a trading name of Flynow.com Ltd (registration No.FRN 745388)  is an Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd (registration No.306242) who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. You may check this on the Financial Services register www.fca.org.uk or by contacting them on (0) 800 111 6768. © 2023 Big Cat Travel Insurance Services.  All rights reserved.