/ ski insurance (offpiste)
Carte neige if your in France
Yep, just buy it on your lift pass - far easier as there's no need to muck about paying and reclaiming.
Thanks, It is France for once actually.. How does this carte niege thing work? I guess it's in addition to normal travel insurance for flights etc?
For more "pan-European" cover I have Dog-Tag, which isn't expensive and covers you for anything depending on what level you buy.
Magic, will look into these.. Thanks
I think the Austrian Alpine Club Insurance will cover you for this as well. If so is pretty good value if you have any European climbing trips as well
> Yep, just buy it on your lift pass - far easier as there's no need to muck about paying and reclaiming.
I normally pay the extra few £1 insurance in Chamonix when I buy my lift pass at the lift station.
What exactly does that buy you? is it simply the blood wagon off the piste? DO they dump you on the kerb?
I don't think it will get you home or pay your medical bills, I think its as you say, gets you off the hill to the hospital.
I use insure and go , they cover off piste for about £25 for a week
The BMC Alpine & Ski? Covers you for all aspects of off-piste activities, plus climbing etc etc.
Don't think so - I think it covers the lot.
> Don't think so - I think it covers the lot.
Thats a bargain!
Perfect as I just can't be arsed insurance shopping!
I use BMC which covers rescue, treatment, repatriation and kit.
Carte neige is fine for getting you off the slopes and off the hill but doesn't do anything to get you home or for medical care beyond the end of your trip. A broken pelvis in France will get very expensive after the first week's over and you now need to try and fly home or stay in France: same as Austrian Alpine Club.
>€3000 on top of your E111 cover (which doesn't seem like a lot)
E111 or whatever the current version of this is covers something like 75% of the total medical bill
2 weeks in Chamonix hospital for a punctured lung, broken collar bone (including op to stent a blood vessel), and other cuts and bruises - no insurance, only e111 - total bill was around £90
I have used Snow Card before - although not claimed on it.
Usually, I have an annual travel policy that includes off-piste skiing - company is Voyager, via my broker.
Have a read of the pdf - it does cover getting you home, but the med cover's pretty limited (although don't actually know what €3K plus E111 actually gets you).
Austrian Alpine Club.............
Rescue costs are deemed the demonstrable costs incurred in
searching for and transporting the injured person to the nearest
road open to traffic or to the hospital nearest the site of the
2. Costs for Transfer, Repatriation and Medical Treatment
Costs of moving persons who have been injured or have
fallen ill, and costs of transferring corpses within the country
of permanent residence without any limitation on cost when
preceded by a rescue operation.
Repatriation from abroad without limitation on cost.
For medically necessary treatment (including medically necessary
transportation to a hospital) abroad, up to EUR 10,000,–.
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