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  • Cover for skiing, snowboarding & 100's of activities
  • Protection for winter sports equipment
  • Off-piste options available
  • Cover available from £12.48¹

Winter Sports Travel Insurance

If you’re heading off on a winter sports adventure, you may think a standard Single-Trip policy will provide a sufficient level of cover but, in actuality, many single trip policies won’t offer cover for winter sports equipment or activities. Instead, you should consider a Winter Sports travel insurance policy, which is specifically designed for those who plan to ski, ice skate even snowboard, whether that’s as a beginner or a black-run pro.

With this policy you can choose to travel to ski destinations in Europe or Worldwide, plus, you’re automatically covered for loads of activities, including; on-piste skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. You can also add extra sports to your policy, such as heli-skiing, terrain park riding and ski and snowboard racing. This additional cover comes at a very affordable premium and provides that much needed protection. For more information, check out our activity packs.

Our Winter Sports travel insurance can be purchased for Single Trips or as a Multi-Trip policy - even if you only intend on the one ski trip for the year, a Winter Sports Multi-Trip policy will also cover the beach holidays or city breaks you’ve booked as well.

With all our policies, we give you the choice of excess, so whether you’d rather pay a higher premium and a lower excess or vice versa, the decision is up to you. Your excess can be anything from £0 to £175.


All of our Winter Sports policies include:


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Cover Levels

Cover Levels

£500 - Winter Sports Equipment

Winter sports equipment is often very expensive to purchase and maintain, therefore having suitable cover to protect it from being lost, stolen or damaged is key when looking for a travel insurance policy. Both owned and hired winter sports equipment is covered under the Alpha Wintersports policy giving you complete freedom to simply enjoy the slopes to the max, without worrying about the consequences of footing the bill should anything happen.

£2 Million - Personal Liability

If you are held legally liable for any event during the lifetime of your travel insurance policy, Alpha is there to help with £2million personal liability cover. Whether you have caused injury or illness to another person or even damage to trip accommodation, having peace of mind in place in the form of a holiday insurance policy can help lessen the potential financial burden.

£10 Million - Emergency Medical Expenses

One of the highest claimed for items is medical expenses; whether for less-serious incidents such as doctors’ visits for check-ups and medication, to more serious cases such as being hospitalised as an in-patient, avalanches or mountain rescue. Rest assured that wherever you are in the world, Alpha offers medical cover up to £10million as well as a Doctor managed 24 hour emergency medical helpline to offer you help and advice when you need it most, no matter the time of day or night.

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Why Alpha?

Why Choose Alpha

  • Cover For Medical Conditions
  • Online Medical Screening
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Couples & Family Discounts
  • Choose Your Own Excess
  • £10m medical cover

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Activity Packs & Extensions

Activity Packs

If you’re planning on doing any specific activities on your trip, you’ll need to make sure these are covered in our activity list. Most activities are included FREE with all policies.

Check out all activities covered here

Activity Packs


Tailor your policy to your needs – we’ve got a range of extensions available, including:

  • Gadget extension – can be added onto any policy
  • COVID-19 extension – can be added onto any policy
  • Cruise extension – can be added to any single trip or multi trip policy
  • Golf extension – can be added onto any policy
  • Large Scale Events extension – can be added onto any policy

Find out more about our policy extensions

Medical Conditions

Medical Conditions

All Alpha Travel Insurance policies are able to include cover for hundreds of medical conditions.

Some of the most common ones include:

  • High blood pressure / hypertension
  • Asthma
  • High cholesterol
  • Underactive thyroid / hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes (both type 1 and type 2)
  • Food allergies and intolerance
  • Arthritis
  • Heart conditions
  • Stroke
  • and many more…

Medical conditions can be declared and screened at the same time as obtaining your quotation.

Our customers use this policy for:

  • Skiing trips
  • Snowboarding adventures
  • Wintersports festivals
  • Couples breaks
  • Activity and adventure holidays
  • Last minute bookings
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Wintersports Info

For those looking for more specialist winter sports cover, the Wintersports travel insurance policy is the perfect choice.

With cover for skiing, snowboarding and ice skating included as standard alongside a wide range of other activities, rest assured that we’ve got you covered.

Cover includes protection for both hired and own winter equipment as well as lost lift passes and £10 million emergency medical expenses.


Please note that our policies must be purchased for trips starting and ending within the UK, and will not be valid if you have already begun your trip or are already abroad. Our insurance policies are also currently unable to cover for cruise holidays unless you have purchased our cruise extension.

¹Pricing based on a 30 year old, travelling to Spain for three days, if purchased within the two weeks prior to travelling on an Alpha 175 Wintersports policy. Prices correct as of 19/12/2023




Do you have a question about us, our cover or our policies? You may be able to find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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