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5 great reasons for a ski trip and 5 questions answered by the experts at Direct Travel Insurance

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - January 10th, 2013 - As winter sports fans start thinking about getting their ski boots out of the attic and limbering up in preparation for a fantastic holiday in the mountains, here are five great reasons to go – and the answers to your frequently asked ski insurance questions from travel insurance experts Direct Travel.

Why go?

1. The strong £ means it's even cheaper to visit eurozone ski resorts, with skiers getting 6.6% more for their money than last season. Low-cost winter sports travel insurance is another way to save, with cover from £6.48.*

2. The café at the top of the new Wildspitze cable car will be the highest in Austria. The 2km ride takes six minutes to the Hinterer Brunnenkogel at 3340m for steaming mugs of coffee with breath-taking views.

3. Skiers have a new way to reach the Swiss Alps with the launch of a weekly Eurostar service from St Pancras via Lille using the high-speed TGV Lyria, for resorts such as Gstaad, Verbier, Zermatt and Saas Fee.

4. There should still be time to do six to eight weeks of running, cycling or sit-ups to prepare the body for the slopes and help avoid injury. If something does go wrong, ski insurance will provide cover for medical emergencies.

5. Direct Travel's brilliant Ski Guides provide honest, unbiased information about queues, food and resort nightlife, as well as contact details for ski schools, medical centres and taxis, snow reports and piste maps.


1. Can skiers and snowboarders go off-piste? Yes, with good winter sports insurance: everywhere approved by local authorities and resort managers.

2. Are there annual winter sports insurance policies? Yes, with DTI, for example, you can take unlimited trips as long as each is 17 days or less.

3. Can backpackers ski on backpacker insurance? Good policies cover dozens of activities free, with winter sports available for a supplement.

4. What gear is covered by ski travel insurance? Usually skis and snowboards, poles, boots, helmets, bindings and ice skates.

5. What else is covered? Direct Travel cheap ski insurance covers more than 20 activities for no extra cost, from bigfoot skiing to speed skating.

*From Direct Travel Insurance for skiing and winter sports in Europe.

Notes for Editors

Established in late 1992 and trading since 1993, Direct Travel Insurance specialises in travel insurance for individual travellers, couples and families up to the age of 75. Direct Travel Insurance offers a range of cover options and added benefits including cover for over 100 sports and activities enabling customers to tailor their policies for single trip, annual multi trip, backpacking and winter sports.

All travel insurance policies are underwritten by AIG Europe Limited. Direct Travel Insurance is a trading name of UNAT Direct Insurance Management Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 312350). AIG Europe Limited is also authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 202628).

This information can be checked by visiting the FSA website.

Press Contact

AIG Direct
Vincenzo Zuccarello
0800 980 4313


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