26 January 2017
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have partnered with five-time Olympic skier Graham Bell to urge winter sports enthusiasts to stay safe on and off piste.
The weather conditions are looking promising over the coming days and many resorts should experience sunshine and dry slopes which all make for an excellent skiing experience. New video from Graham Bell shows his top tips on how to stay safe on the slopes which are:
If you are heading to a ski holiday in the coming weeks, ensure you are prepared for your time on the slopes so that you have a #SkiSafe holiday.
Make sure you plan your trip well in advance, and use the following tips before you head to the slopes. Make sure your insurance covers the activities you want to do. Medical costs and returning to the UK unexpectedly can be very expensive. Many insurance policies will not cover damage to rental equipment or skiing off-piste without a guide, and many policies require you to wear a helmet at all times. Check your policy before you go!
Take out Winter Sports travel insurance policy that covers the activity you plan.
Follow this Predeparture Checklist before you go abroad.
#SkiSafe checklist: in resort: