Early snow promises a great start to the ski season

Added 26/11/2013

Skier in Pink

Heavy snowfall in November looks set to get this year’s season off to a great start with many ski resorts across Europe opening earlier than planned.

The popular French ski resorts of Tigne, Val Thorens and Alpe D’Huez, along with Obergurgl in Austria and Zermatt in Switzerland are already open (ahead of their planned 30 November opening) and are welcoming skiers who want to take advantage of the excellent early snowfall.

The prospects are looking good for skiers with weather forecasters predicting that the cold temperatures will continue across the Alps well into December.

In short, 2013/14 looks set to be another great ski season with plenty of snow for winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy.

Tempted by the fresh snow? Make sure you have ski insurance

If the reports of fantastic, fresh, early snowfall are calling you to hit the slopes this winter its important to buy ski insurance first; and make sure that any existing medical conditions are covered.

Ski insurance, or winters sports cover, is a must if you are heading the mountains for a ski or snowboard holiday. Adding the winter sports option to your travel insurance extends your cover to ensure that you are covered for emergency medical treatment if you are injured on the slopes, it also includes cover to get you from the piste to a medical centre if you are injured and unable to ski there yourself.

Remember, a standard travel insurance policy will not provide cover if you are injured whilst taking part in winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding.

Ski insurance also includes extra benefits such as cover for your ski equipment, ski lessons and lift passes.

Research published by ABTA and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office suggests that as many as a third of British skiers don’t have the right travel insurance with cover for winter sports when they head for the slopes. Make sure you’re not one of them.

Goodtoginsurance.com can provide ski insurance for skiers and snowboarders up to age 75. We can also cover all types of pre-existing medical conditions.

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