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Ski Touring Travel Insurance | Ski Insurance

Ski Touring combines aspects of Cross Country Skiing, Ski Mountaineering and Downhill Skiing. It is a type of Skiing that involves travelling across snow covered landscapes on skis, the route may…

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Ski Touring combines aspects of Cross Country Skiing, Ski Mountaineering and Downhill Skiing. It is a type of Skiing that involves travelling across snow covered landscapes on skis, the route may include ascent and descents.

Ski Touring is usually done off piste in pristine environments outside of busy Ski Resorts. Skis used when Ski Touring are Nordic Skis, the free heels of which allows for a wide range of movement.

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Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Economy Standrard Excel
Cancellation or Curtailment £500 £3,000 £5,000
Medical and Repatriation £1,000,000 £5,000,000 £5,000,000
Personal Effects - £2,000 £2,500
Personal Money - £200 £400
Travel Delay - £150 £300
Missed Departure - £750 £2,500
Legal Expenses - £25,000 £50,000
Loss of Passport - £350 £600
Ski Equipment - £950 £1,500
Hire of Ski Equipment - £250 £300
Ski Pack - £500 £750
Piste Closure - £500 £750

 

Types of Ski Touring

Nordic: Nordic Ski Touring involves using skis that generally free up the heels, meaning that Nordic skiers do not have to change their skis when going uphill or downhill, which is useful when skiing on rolling terrain.

Traditional Nordic: This type of ski touring uses lightweight, simple skis that are often similar to cross country skis and ideal for groomed trails or perfect snow conditions. They allow for easy negotiation of mildly hilly trails, as the skier does not have to change them when going up or downhill.

Back Country Nordic: Back Country Nordic skis are a mid point between Nordic and Telemark skis. The wider and stouter skis are designed for use in the Back Country and allow for more control over turns and speed, which can be useful when touring on steeper slopes.

Telemark: Telemark skiing is usually done in the backcountry or ski areas on steeper slopes, so the skis are adapted to allow the skier greater control when going downhill. Telemark boots are also easier to walk in.

Alpine: Alpine Ski Touring (or Randonee) skis are ideal for descending slopes, but can be less easy to negotiate long, uphill treks as they are heavier and stiffer than other skis, as well as other, difficult skiing conditions. Most of the time, alpine ski boots will be switched for hiking boots when walking uphill.

Snowboard: Snowboard Touring usually involves the boarder swapping their board for either snow shoes, a split board or short skis for the uphill traverses.

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This insurance is arranged by Voyager Insurance Services acting as agent for the insurers. This insurance is underwritten by Ageas Insurance Limited, except in relation to Legal Expenses cover detailed in Section 10 which is underwritten by DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Limited. Claims are dealt with by Ageas Insurance Limited, except in relation to claims for Travel Legal Guard which are dealt with by DAS Legal Expenses Company Limited.