Snowboarding Travel Insurance

Snowboarding Travel Insurance

Dreaming of snow this year. Hit the slopes with peace of mind by adding winter sports to your travel insurance policy. Snowboarding and skiing cover for on or off-piste within resort boundaries.

The Winter Sports option will suit your international and domestic travel, whether you are a beginner or experienced snowboarder, we can provide cover while on and off the piste for you and your snow gear.

Surf Travel Insurance can provide you with cover while participating in the following snow activities at no additional cost:

Snowboarding and Skiing (on or off piste within resort boundaries) when on approved runs (groomed or ungroomed) and in permitted areas designated as safe and patrolled by resort authorities.

Snowboarding and Skiing within terrain park boundaries; excluding acrobatics.

Backcountry snow skiing and snowboarding, including heli-skiing and cat skiing, when with a licensed tour operator and in areas designated as safe by the operator and local authorities.


What’s covered?

Overseas medical expenses for sudden illness or serious injury

Medical evacuation to the nearest medical facility for treatment, including any transportation by ski patrol

Cancellation or additional expenses incurred if you are injured whilst participating in snow skiing/boarding activities.

Your ski gear (skis/board, boots & bindings, clothing) is covered up to a maximum of $700 per item, unless specified. You can be covered for valuable items up to $4000 per item by specifying the item for an additional premium at the time you purchase your policy. There is no deprecation applied to items you specifically nominate.

Your ski equipment (skis/board/bindings/poles) is only covered whilst in use (and when under three years old).


When your SureSave plan includes Benefit 19: Snow Skiing Benefits, there is also cover for:

Piste closure – If before commencing your trip the skiing facilities at the resort you have pre-booked are totally closed due to adverse snow conditions (including the absence of snow during the usual ski season), we will pay a set daily limit under each plan for each day of closure.

Pre-paid costs – If you suddenly take ill or are injured during your trip and are prevented from skiing/snowboarding for more than 24 hours, we will pay the proportional amounts of irrecoverable pre-paid charges for your pre-paid:

Lift passes;

Equipment hire;

Ski school costs.


Equipment replacement – We’ll allow you to hire alternative ski equipment when your equipment has been temporarily misdirected or its arrival has been delayed for more than 24 hours or if your equipment has been lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.

For the maximum benefit limits and sub limits that apply, please refer to the following sections of the PDS;

‘Your Policy Benefits’ from page 6; and

‘Details of Your Cover’ from page 28 onwards.


What’s not covered?

Damage to ski equipment over three years old 

Damage to ski equipment and leisure equipment due to normal wear and tear including dents and scratches

Flight component of heli-skiing when you are not a passenger in a licensed passenger aircraft (i.e. you alight mid-air before the helicopter has safely landed)

Racing at any time

Professional sports (i.e. you are receiving a wage or appearance fee for training for or participating in the activity)

Extreme sports or experimental versions of any sport

Intentionally exposing yourself to a needless risk or not taking reasonable care

Any search and rescue expenses

Medical expenses in Australia

Personal Liability relating to your employment or profession (i.e. ski instructor)


Additional exclusions specific to Benefit 19:

You engage in bobsleighing/bobsledding, snow rafting, para-penting, ski acrobatics, skijoring and any form of power assisted skiing or use of mechanised snow-mobiles except as provided by the recognised piste authorities for transport to and from areas designed for recreational skiing

Events that occur outside the normal ski season

Where the resort does not have skiing facilities at least 1,000 metres above sea level

Full terms, conditions and exclusions are available in the PDS.


STI Surf Travel Insurance / Global Surf Travel Pty Ltd, ABN 79083338649 AR 299807. SureSave Pty Limited ABN 82137885262 AR is a distributor of nib Travel Services (Australia) Pty Ltd (nib), ABN 81 115 932 173, AFSL 308461. Before deciding to purchase this product, read the Product Disclosure Statement available from us. This insurance is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd’s.

This is general advice and you should consider if this product suits your needs. Before you buy, please read the Product Disclosure Statement. This insurance is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's.