All you need to know about winter sports insurance and ski safety from Getcover.ie
Accidents happen, but with Getcover.ie’s cheap ski insurance you’re covered. Skiing is classified as a dangerous sport, which is why it is essential you have specialist insurance before you go.
You can hit the slopes knowing that, no matter what happens, we’re there for you. Still, prevention is key and here are some basic safety tips for both beginner and advanced skiers. Our
cheap ski travel insurance is such good value, you can make the most of your holiday budget. Getcover.ie ski insurance covers everything a skier needs, from beginner ski enthusiasts to the FIS racer.
Ski & Snowboarding Holiday Tips
Get the right gear
Wear lots of thin layers under your waterproof, windproof ski outer wear and avoid cotton. Ensure you are visible by choosing bright colours.
Many accidents on the slopes are caused by collisions with other skiers. The more visible you are the better. Getcover ski insurance insures your ski hire equipment.
Hypothermia and frostbite can be a real concern, so invest in good socks, gloves and headgear to protect yourself.
Be aware of the weather
Before you head out for the day be sure to check the weather forecast. Talk to local experts, or check the weather online to ensure that the day is safe for a trip
to the slopes. Getcover ski holiday insurance does cover you against piste closures and avalanche closures. Make sure to wear sunblock, though it may be cold, the sun reflecting on
the white snow can cause nasty sunburn to the face.
Obey the signs
Keep your eyes open and follow the signs when using ski lifts, crossing busy routes or deviating from established ski runs. Stick to the runs at all times,
not matter how inviting some fresh snow may look. Getcover winter travel insurance covers your medical bills, including search and rescue, but we’re sure you’d rather not have
the opportunity to experience more!
Learn the basics
Beginner skiers should always start out with lessons, because the basics are important when engaging in the sport that can see a person moving at high speeds
relatively quickly. Most important to master is the art of slowing down, turning, and most importantly - stopping. Remember, ‘Snow plough is my friend! Getcover ski insurance
also gives you snowboarding insurance.
Wear a helmet
Improvements in equipment and snow grooming (combing it smooth with special machines) can mean that speeds of up to 40 miles an hour are achievable on the slopes.
Wearing a helmet has been flagged as a way to decrease serious head injuries by approximately 50%. We would strongly advise any skier, beginner or advanced to wear a properly fitting
helmet. Getcover.ie ski holiday insurance has you covered, but your safety is priority.
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