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Ski Season Travel Insurance - Ski Insurance

A Ski Seasonaire is a person who works a seasonal job at a winter sports resort. These jobs can range from Ski Instructors and shopkeepers in an equipment store to bar tenders in après ski bars and housekeepers in hotels. The perks of this kind of work include plenty of time to hit the slopes and sometimes free accommodation and meals as well.

If you want to get a quote online, please go to our dedicated page on our main website that covers a Ski Season.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREE) or 01273 773 017

JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover   Essential Essential Plus  
Cancellation or Curtailment   £2,500 £2,500  
Medical and Repatriation   £5,000,000 £5,000,000  
Baggage   - £1,500  
Personal Money   - £300  
Personal Liability   £1,000,000 £1,000,000  
Delayed Departure   £100 £100  
Missed Departure   £500 £500  
Legal Expenses   £15,000 £15,000  
Failure of Carrier   - -  
Ski Equipment   £750 £750  
Hire of Ski Equipment   £510 £510  
Ski Pack   £600 £600  
Piste Closure   £500 £500  

Ski Season

A Ski Season is an ever popular option with people either on a gap year or taking a break from their career. Should you be spending a Ski Season in Europe, it is advisable to get an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from the Post Office, this used to be called an E111 and is related to the Reciprocal Health Agreement between European countries, as well as Switzerland.

For those who wish to return back to the UK during the cover period, the policy offers one trip back home and up to a maximum of 14 days during the period of Insurance. So you can come back home to the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Republic of Ireland for Christmas, for example.

There are a huge range of different jobs to do that will allow you full access to the slopes on your time off. Tour Operators and Agencies that specialise in Ski Season will have thousands of vacancies to fill each year, so finding work should not be a problem.

Some of the most popular jobs that can be done on a Ski Season are:

Chalet Hosts / Reps. As a Host / Rep you will be responsible for looking after the Chalet and the guests staying there, so expect to have to cook for, clean up after and entertain around 10 guests at a time.

Resort Reps. Reps are the main contact for guests and the first point of call for organising every aspect of their holiday. As a result, you will be in charge of booking airport transfers, organising ski passes and equipment, administration for the resort, organising activities and Ski Guiding.

Nannies. As a Nanny, you will be looking after children and babies of all ages as they are parents spend their days on the slopes.

Maintenance Man. Working in maintenance will leave you responsible for most of the unpleasant jobs at a resort, including dealing with plumbing and electrical issues, as well as changing light bulbs and unblocking toilets. You have to be at least 21 years old and may well find that plumbing/electrical/mechanical skills are a benefit.

Bar Man / Waiter. If you decide to look for work outside of a tour operator company, there are plenty of jobs for bar and wait staff going. Though this will mean having to work set hours each day and can mean you will not see the slopes between the breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner rush, not to mention some antisocial work hours, you will be able to close early when not busy and spend your spare time out.

For the committed, it is possible to continue working a season in the summer. Head to Argentina, where the ski season lasts from July until September.

Injuries during a Ski Season

Snowboarding and Skiing are both high risk sports that it can result in injury - serious or otherwise. Sustaining a serious injury that can put an abrupt end to your season and leave you without a job, on your way home and facing hospitalisation and physiotherapy can be easy, so it is vital to ensure you are covered with your Travel Insurance should this happen.

Important Note:

You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.

This insurance contract is between you and White Horse Ireland dac, a company registered in Ireland (Registered Company No. 306045), whose Registered Office is at Rineanna House, Free Zone West, Shannon, County Clare, Republic of Ireland. White Horse Insurance Ireland dac is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. This can be checked by visiting their website at

Back to top is part of Jade Stanley Limited (JS Insurance).Jade Stanley Limited is a UK company (registered number 3570857) , Registered Office at 5 Chapel Mews, Waterloo Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1AR and is authorised and regulated by the FCA, Financial Conduct Authority (Number:306205)
Our policies are underwritten by Ageas Insurance Ltd, White Horse Insurance Ireland dac and Union Reiseversicherung AG. UK Branch.
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