If you’re a ski or snow sports fan, you know that it can be a challenge to find ski travel insurance and other snow sports coverage. Many companies don’t include coverage for adventure sports in their policies automatically, so you’ll most likely need to add on optional coverage for ski insurance or snowboarding travel insurance.
We’re still completing this review section, but we do have a few companies to start with that offer ski insurance and snow travel insurance: World Nomads, Travel Insurance Direct, and 1Cover Travel Insurance. All three companies offer cover for adventure sports and World Nomads lets you opt into coverage for specific sports and activities.
Give them a try below to get a quick quote and we’ll add the other companies once we’ve had a chance to properly review them.
World Nomads Ski Insurance
World Nomads is an Australian company known worldwide for their coverage of young backpackers, so they’re no strangers to cover for adventure sports like skiing and snowboarding. You can read our review of World Nomads here.
We got a quote for a 30 year old traveling to Canada for two weeks – the cost was $102.50 AUD for the Standard policy with no added skiing insurance. To add on insurance for ” Skiing – on piste or off piste within resort boundaries”, it was an additional $99.50, bringing the cost up to 202.00 AUD.
You can get a quote from World Nomads online or just use the form below to get a quote directly from World Nomads.
Travel Insurance Direct Australia
Travel Insurance Direct offers 100 sports activities covered (like hiking and cycling) with its standard policies. However, you’ll need to add ski travel insurance as an additional option to get cover.
We got a quote for a 30 year old traveling to Canada for two weeks for $113.00 AUD with no ski travel insurance. Adding additional cover for snow sports was an additional $73.45 AUD, bringing the total cost to $186.45 AUD.
Cover-More Travel insurance
Cover-More lets you add ski, snowboarding or snowmobiling cover to any Cover-More travel insurance policy when you get a quote.
For our 30-year old traveler, we got a quote for $120.00 AUD for a medical only plan with no winter sports insurance. Adding cover for winter sports cost $103, with a total of 223.00 AUD for two weeks. The policy came with unlimited overseas medical and dental.
You can get a quote on the Cover-more website, or click the image below.
Columbus Direct Australia
Columbus Direct offers winter cover travel insurance.
We got a quote for a 30 year old traveling to Canada for two weeks for $148 for the Single Trip Standard plan with 12.5 million in emergency medical expenses, and $171 for the Single Trip Premier plan with $20 million in emergency medical expenses. Columbus Direct offers an annual ski travel insurance plan as well.
When you get a quote, select the Winter Sports option on the front page.
Fast Cover Travel Insurance
Fast Cover Travel Insurance offers ski and snowboarding insurance cover if you’re under 69 years of age.
Coverage includes loss of baggage, theft of belongings, or unexpected illnesses, “protection for any of your equipment that you take with you and provides money towards equipment hire if yours is damaged or stolen. Compensation can be claimed if the piste is closed or if the weather is bad.”
We were quoted $127.20 for their Comprehensive Snow policy, which included:
- unlimited emegency medical expenses
- unlimited trip cancellation
- $7,500 luggage
- travel delays and missed connections
1Cover Travel Insurance Ski Insurance for Australians
1Cover Travel Insurance Australia offers snowboarding and ski insurance for Australians.
We got a quote for a 30 year old traveling to Canada for two weeks for $170.24 AUD for the 1Cover Ski Plus insurance package. It included unlimited overseas medical insurance.
You can get a quote for 1Cover Travel Insurance online on their website or read our review of 1Cover here.
We’re working on getting more information on these, but here’s a short list of other companies to check for ski travel insurance for Australian adventurers.
- Southern Cross Travel Insurance
- Travel Insuranz
- Go Insurance
Policies and coverage can change at any time, without warning. This article is only intended as general advice. Please check your own policy carefully and visit the travel insurance company website or talk to your travel insurance agent for specific, up-to-date quotes and policy information.