As the ski season continues, many winter sports enthusiasts are still risking seriously high medical bills when they hit the slopes without travel insurance. Check you have adequate visitor insurance that covers you for winter sports if you are planning a ski trip during your US stay.
Medical bills in the United States can be large under any circumstances. But skiing could cause you serious problems if you injure yourself.
Ski injuries like a broken leg could result in considerable time in hospital. And if you get injured in the mountains you risk having to be evacuated by helicopter – a huge expense.
If you are planning to ski off-piste, or you are a professional ski instructor spending a lot of time on the slopes, check with your insurance company to see that the policy covers extended time on the slopes or adventurous skiing. Whatever you do, don’t skip insurance if you’re skiing.