World Nomads Travel Insurance

Ski Travel Safety Tips

Whilst it is nice to know that you have piece-of-mind by having good insurance cover, having to make a claim should always be the last thing you want. It is also important to understand where you are not covered and to take the necessary actions to avoid costly situations.

Here are a few tips to think about to try and help you minimise your risk:
  • Keep high value items on you at all times unless locked away in a secure location in your accommodation or a specific secure storage area.
  • Never leave high value items unattended in a car whether locked or not.
  • Make sure you always lock your skis up in public areas. Whilst they won't be covered by insurance in most cases, they are far less likely to be stolen (or taken by accident).
  • Keep good health while away. Drink in moderation and always make sure you are up for the fresh powder in the morning (not still under the influence).
  • Never ski when under the influence of alcohol.
  • Carry avalanche gear with you if you intend to ski beyond the boundary of the resort. Whilst again you won't be covered for this on your insurance, at least you will have half a chance of survival.
  • Do not undertake any high risk activities such as heliskiing or parachuting without making sure you are covered by your insurance policy.
  • Wear a helmet if you intend to tree ski (or get your brain smashed!).
  • Don't ski beyond your ability (and definetely no hucking off clicks).
  • Always, always, always, ski in control!!!