Snowboarding Travel Insurance


Snowboarding Travel Insurance

Embarking on a snowboarding adventure? Then look no further. We’ve got you covered with our specialist snowboarding travel insurance protection.

Our snowboarding cover has been carefully designed by our in-house winter sports enthusiasts and cover experts, who have spent their time tailoring the protection available to ensure it meets the needs of fellow snowboarding addicts.

So, whether your next adventure is in the UK, Europe or the other side of the world, you can rest assured we’ve got a policy for you.  After all, as one of the UK’s leading extreme sports travel insurance providers since 1999, we know a thing or two when it comes hitting the slopes!

Why buy travel insurance for snowboarding?

Snowboarding is one of the most exhilarating winter sports activities you can take part in and is extremely popular among winter sports enthusiasts. But like all types of sports – it doesn’t come risk-free and there is a danger of injury. For that exact reason, it is important to have travel insurance for snowboarding in place should you need it.

Aside from snowboarding being a potentially high-risk sport that could lead to injuries and even hospitalisation (costing hundreds of thousands of pounds in some extreme cases), let’s be honest, snowboarding holidays and the equipment required for a snowboarding trip aren’t exactly cheap. Therefore, having snowboarding insurance not only gives you peace of mind that you’ve got cover for any emergency medical expenses, but should you lose or damage your personal possessions, equipment, or need to cancel your trip for one of the reasons detailed in your policy, you’re covered too.

Benefits of DOGTAG’s snowboarding travel insurance

  • 24/7 emergency medical assistance team
  • Covid cover available¹
  • Cover for up to £10 million for emergency medical expenses if required, including repatriation where necessary
  • Cover for your equipment and your apparel included within the relevant optional extension
  • Policies developed by enthusiasts, professionals, and experts in the sports we cover – we don’t just insure it, we actually do it
  • Plus, much more! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does snowboarding holiday insurance cover?

DOGTAG’s standard Sports snowboarding policy offers protection against the elements that most travel insurance policies include. For example, cover for medical emergencies, personal possessions and trip cancellation. With DOGTAG’s winter sports extension, the policy also offers protection against piste closure, lost or damaged equipment and lost or stolen ski passes.

However, we know that many of our customers enjoy living life on the wild side and so we offer an additional five different levels of cover that vary in terms of protection, based on how extreme you plan for your snowboarding trip to be.

For example, some cover includes extra protection for things like heli-snowboarding, while others offer cover for para-snowboarding – you get the picture. You can check out our list of sports here to see which level of cover best suits your trip.

What is the best snowboarding travel insurance?

The best snowboarding travel insurance cover is the policy that matches your individual travel needs. Anyone travelling to embark on a snowboarding adventure should make sure their policy includes enough equipment, personal possessions cancellation and emergency medical treatment cover as a minimum. Plus, if you plan on going rogue while you’re on the slopes, it’s important to have the right protection for this. For example, cover to snowboard off-piste, protection to heli-snowboard. Basically, the right cover for you will vary depending on what you want your trip to look like.

Where do I need snowboarding insurance for?

Wherever you’re planning to snowboard, whether it’s in the UK, Europe, or worldwide, to make sure you’re fully protected against any unexpected events that could happen on a snowboarding break, you’ll need snowboarding travel insurance cover.

Snowboarding travel insurance protection can be slightly cheaper in European countries compared with worldwide cover, and you may be able to use the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) in some EU countries to cover certain medical treatment. However, you must not rely solely on a GHIC as it does not offer full protection for all medical treatment costs or repatriation home if medically required, nor does it protect against other unexpected events that could occur, such as trip cancellation or lost or damaged personal belongings.

Can I buy snowboarding travel insurance for a year?

Absolutely. Simply buy an annual multi trip policy (instead of a single trip), select the activity you need travel insurance protection for, the level of cover you desire and your cancellation limit, and you’re on your way. With an annual multi-trip policy, you can take an unlimited number trips, for up to 31 days at a time.

If you plan on taking two or more trips a year, an annual multi trip policy can work out more cost-effective and save you time from putting in your details every time you fancy a getaway.

What are your rules on wearing helmets while snowboarding – will it affect my cover?

At DOGTAG, we are advocates when it comes to safety equipment. There are a number of easy ways to make your chances of having an accident, or getting injured, much slimmer while you’re on the slopes. Plus, you may not be covered if you decide to head off up the mountain without the necessary safety equipment and later make a claim. Here are our top tips on keeping safe while on the slopes:

  • Wear a helmet  when you’re travelling helmet-less at rapid speeds there’s a good chance you’ll do serious damage if you crash and make contact with the ground. For this reason, we require all adventurers to wear a helmet while on the slopes. Failure to wear a helmet while participating in certain activities may also affect your cover – so this is something to consider.
  • Follow the resort rules – when it comes to personal safety, it’s important you put your renegade streak to one side. Rules are made on the slopes for a reason. Safety is the name of the game when these are created and every step taken is to ensure the greatest levels of personal well-being possible. As such, any rules, restrictions or specific laws you see need to be followed at all times.
  • Tell a friend – whatever route you’re headed for, make sure to let someone know where you’re going. That way, should you become lost or hurt yourself, someone will know where to send help.

When should I buy travel snowboarding insurance?

You should buy snowboarding travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip. That way, if you need to cancel your trip before your departure date for any reason detailed in your policy, you’ll be covered.

¹Coronavirus cover includes cover if you need to cancel within 14 days of your trip or curtail your trip early as a result of a positive COVID test, and cover for medical expenses related to a coronavirus diagnosis during your trip. Any further cover can be purchased within the optional COVID-19 Extension. More information can be found here.