We provide travel insurance designed specifically for school ski trips abroad, including winter sports cover.
In order to provide you with maximum peace of mind, we work as an appointed representative of Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited (Financial Conduct Authority registration number 304295) to provide you with travel insurance that covers your group’s participation on the slopes and your tour’s optional extras. The insurance policy matches the requirements set by most LEAs with our standard policy including the following cover:
• Cancellation or curtailment - up to £3000
• Emergency medical expenses - up to £5 million
• Personal accident - up to £25,000
• Missed departure - up to £1000 (in Europe £500)
• Piste closure – up to £200
• Personal baggage - up to £1,500 (under 18s £1,250)
• Ski equipment – up to £400
• Personal money - up to £500 (under 18s £250)
• Personal liability - up to £2 million
• Organiser’s liability - up to £5 million
• Legal advice and expenses - up to £25,000.
It is crucial you read the insurance policy prior to completing your booking so you are fully aware of the levels of cover provided. This is also in special regard to any pre-existing medical conditions of anyone within your school ski group. We recommend you email details of insurance to all involved with the ski trip at the time of booking to ensure they (and if under 18, their parents or guardians) are aware of the full terms of cover.
Insurance will be included for your group automatically. A full copy of the insurance policy and statement of insurance document are on the below links. Please note that as soon as your full first deposits have been paid and received for every member of the group your policy will be live. If the cover does not meet your needs there is a ‘cooling off’ period of 14 days from the date of receipt for first deposits during which you may cancel the insurance in writing to Skibound. Please refer to the policy and the statement of insurance for details regarding cancellation. The policy also contains a Complaints Procedure.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
For SkiBound school ski tours within the European Economic Area (EEA), we highly recommend all within your group obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) (formerly known as E111). Many state hospitals and doctors in the EEA will accept this if a member of your group seeks medical assistance. It is important to note that this is not a replacement for travel insurance. The EHIC may not cover the cost of all treatment or repatriation as per that received in the UK.
We are able to offer a high level of financial protection being part of Travelopia and can provide the assurances that come with being a member of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO). Party Leaders can also take comfort in the fact all of our tours are fully bonded by ABTA and ATOL, protecting your group against unforeseen events.
Alternative student travel insurance providers
Should you decide to make your own travel insurance arrangements, please note adequate and valid travel insurance is a prerequisite for all those travelling with SkiBound. It is a condition of completing your booking with SkiBound that you agree to obtain adequate travel insurance (including winter sport cover) by the date of departure. You must ensure there are no exclusion clauses that limit cover for the winter sport activities that form the basis of your school ski trip with us.
If you have any questions about travel insurance, please contact the SkiBound team 01273 767 677.