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Winter Sports
Travel Insurance, underwritten by


Winter Sports
Travel Insurance, underwritten by


Feefo 2024

Independent Service Rating based on
4729 verified reviews.

Feefo 2024

Independent Service Rating based on
4729 verified reviews.

Underwritten by

Underwritten by AXA XL

Our Winter Sports Travel Insurance policy options

Put simply, we offer three different policy options…

1. Travel Insurance

Going abroad to take part in a winter sport? Our Winter Sports Travel Insurance provides cover for over 500 sports and includes cover for emergency medical and repatriation costs, trip cancellation and much more.

2. Travel Insurance Bolt-On

If you have a travel insurance policy with another provider, such as your bank or buildings society, but it does not include cover for winter sports, we can provide a bolt-on style of protection.

3. Sports Accident Insurance

Our Sports Accident Insurance is designed to protect you whilst taking part in a winter sport in the UK. The policy provides a range of benefits including personal liability and income protection.

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Why choose our Winter Sports Travel Insurance

30 Years Experience

We have been providing tailored Sports Insurance policies for over 30 years, and today protect more than 57,000 customers a year.

Professional Claims Handling

We work with leading claims handlers to make sure our customers experience a prompt and professional service when making a claim.

Underwritten by Experts

We’re pleased to offer tailored cover from AXA XL, a leading provider of insurance in the sports and leisure industry.

UK Based Customer Service Team

Our highly experienced Sales team are available to help support you with any questions that you might have.

5-Star Customer Service Rating

Thousands of happy customers have awarded us a 5-star customer service score on the independent feedback platform, Feefo.

500+ Sports Covered

Being a specialist in Sports Insurance, we provide cover for over 500 different sports & activities, far more than other providers.

What is Winter Sports Travel Insurance?

Our Winter Sports Travel Insurance is designed to financially protect sports enthusiasts who are participating in a variety of winter related sports and activities abroad.

Whether you are looking for specific skiing insurance, snowboarding insurance, off-piste or ice-skating cover, at SportsCover Direct we can offer comprehensive insurance that will protect you whilst you are on the slopes.

Our Sports Travel Insurance policy includes cover for medical and repatriation costs, trip cancellation and curtailment, plus it can insure any lost, stolen or damaged skiing or sports equipment whilst on your trip.

You can choose the level of winter sports cover, that best suits your requirements, for example select a single or annual multi-trip basis. Compare prices when you get an instant quote for Winter Sports Cover.

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What’s included with our Winter Sports Insurance?

Due to the nature of these sports, there are risks attached to yourself and others, so it is worth ensuring you have appropriate insurance to cover unexpected incidents. Our Winter Sports Insurance cover will include:

  • Emergency Medical Expenses & Repatriation
  • Cancellation & Curtailment
  • Personal Accident cover
  • Personal Liability
  • Delayed, lost or stolen baggage
  • Activity & Race Entry Fees
  • Sports Equipment

What winter sports are covered?

A comprehensive winter sports travel insurance policy will cover multiple winter sports, popular sports include:

  • Skiing (on and off-piste)
  • Snowboarding (on and off-piste)
  • Snowshoeing 
  • Cross-country skiing 
  • Ski Touring
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Insurance for adventure sports

As an adventurous traveller, you may want to include multiple sports in your policy. As well as a Winter Sports policy, you can also select from over 500 specialist sports such as adventure travel insurance and extreme sports insurance, depending on the selection of activities you need.

You can also choose our Activity Top-Up insurance, this applies if you want short term cover for a one-off activity such as paragliding or snowmobiling that isn’t covered on your standard policy. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Standard travel insurance policies do not always cover winter sports and activities. Our Winter Sports Travel Insurance is specifically designed to cover over 500 high risk activities such as skiing, dog sledding and ice climbing.

Our Winters Sports Travel Insurance policy provides up to £5,600 worth of equipment cover. This add-on not only protects your own winters sports equipment, but also any gear you hire during your trip. It also covers your winter sports equipment in transit to and from your destination.

Yes, our Winter Sports Travel Insurance can generally be taken out even if you have a medical condition. We can almost always offer cover at no extra cost, but occasionally our underwriters may apply special terms if you subsequently needed to make a claim relating to your condition.

You can purchase our winter sports travel insurance online up until 74 years old. Above this age you would need to call us on 01494 484800 and we will be able to refer your quote to our underwriters. Please note, our quotes are based on your age at the start date of cover.

* 10% online discount applies to our Sports Travel Insurance and Activity TopUp policies only. 

** Data relates to Sports Travel Insurance claims from Jan 2023 to Dec 2023 inclusive.

*** Feefo rating relates to Sports Travel Insurance claims review score from Jan 2023 to Dec 2023 inclusive. 

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