Have you been riding the snow for as long as you can remember? Do you live to experience the perfect powder and peace of the backcountry? Do you keep pushing to find your next adrenaline rush on the mountain?
At ERV we have been working to bring, what we believe, is a specialist and unique winter sports travel insurance product covering a wide range of the most extreme activities the mountains have to offer. As the name would suggest this upgrade is aimed at Pro Skiers and Snowboarders.
If you’re the type of rider who is experienced enough to ride the backcountry without a guide, finding that perfect untouched powder away from the busy slopes and tracked out slopeside snow, then this is the insurance for you.
When you’re in the park you know that you are taking more of a risk than the average rider and therefore you need to get that extra cover. This means you can hike that park all day long and keep practising until you nail that switch rodeo 540 all of your mates can pull off.
Our pro upgrade level of insurance encompasses backcountry touring, heli-skiing, cat-skiing and now park and pipe as well, giving pro skiers and snowboarders the cover they need to practice, perfect and enjoy all of the amazing experiences the mountain has to offer.
Want to get off the mountain? No problem, there’s also a variety of different non-winter sports activities you are covered for, refer to the policy wordings for more information.
Whatever your level, safety is still paramount and we strongly recommend you wear the right protective gear on the snow, see Safety On Snow for more information on how to choose the right helmet and back protector.
So if you are a budding Katie Summerhayes or Jenny Jones and want to make sure you’re looked after, then our Winter Sports Pro policy may be for you.
Single trip policies are available for up to 276 days (approximately 9 months), also you have the ability to increase cancellation cover on Black to £10,000 which is designed for riders who are participating on instructor courses, so your fee’s are protected should the unfortunate occur.
Please note: There also a variety of different non winter sports activities you are covered for, please refer to the policy wordings for more information.
Black or Red? First choose which base cover suits you best:
|ERV Red Rookie Cover||ERV Black Rookie Cover|
|No||Section||Sum insured||Excess||Sum insured||Excess|
|1||Emergency medical & repatriation expenses||£5,000,000||£75||£10,000,000||£50|
|3||Withdrawal of services||£300
|4||Provision of screened blood||£25,000||–||£25,000||–|
|8||Personal effects / possessions||£1,000||£75||£1,500||£50|
|11||Hijack / kidnap / mugging||£250||–||£350||–|
|13||Scheduled airline failure||–||–||£1,000||–|
|15 A||Winter sports – equipment||£750||£75||£1,000||£50|
|15 B||Winter sports – equipment hire||£350||£75||£500||£50|
|15 C||Winter sports – delayed ski equipment||£200||£75||£350||£50|
|15 D||Winter sports – unused ski package||–||–||£300||£50|
|15 E||Winter sports – piste closure||£250||£75||£400||£50|
|15 F||Winter sports – avalanche cover||£250||£75||£400||£50|
Once you have chosen your base (Red or Black), as standard you will be covered for the activities of a Rookie. If you are more experienced and demand cover for off piste ski insurance with a guide, then our Adventurer product upgrade may be your choice. If you are interested in slightly more extreme winter sports such as off piste ski insurance without a guide, then consider our Pro product upgrade.
|Glacier Skiing within Marked Areas||✔||✔||✔|
|Langlauf/Cross Country/Nordic Walking||✔||✔||✔|
|Dry Slope Skiing/Snowboarding||✘||✔||✔|
|Heli-Skiing or Snowboarding with Professional Guide||✘||✔||✔|
|Ski Race Training||✘||✔||✔|
|Ski Touring (Ski Randonee) with a Professional Guide||✘||✔||✔|
|Skiing/Snowboarding – Off Piste with Professional Guide||✘||✔||✔|
|Freestyle Skiing/Snowboarding within a resort organised park||✘||✘||✔|
|Ski Racing (slalom, giant slalom, super G only limited to 7 days racing in policy period)||✘||✘||✔|
|Ski Touring (Ski Randonee)||✘||✘||✔|
|Skiing/Snowboarding – Off Piste||✘||✘||✔|
|OTHER WINTER SPORTS|
|Glacier Walking within Marked Areas||✔||✔||✔|
Very helpful, good communication kept me up to date on progress. Really good customer service which is just what you need when under pressure of illness. "
ERV Customer - April 2018