For many families, couples and groups of friends, a ski or snowboard holiday is a great way to escape to the peace and fresh air of the mountains, enjoying the exhilarating freedom of the sport and the time together doing something you all love.
If you want to enjoy your holiday in the comfort that you and your family are covered should anything unfortunate occur then our Rookie policy may be ideal for you. This level is aimed at those skiers and snowboarders who want to spend their time cruising the groomed slopes and perfecting those carved turns.
Whether you prefer leisurely skiing the green runs and taking in the scenery or attacking those more difficult slopes and really making those ski edges work, you’ll be covered for on-piste mishaps. Don’t forget though that most skiing accidents can be prevented by wearing a helmet and back protector and that’s why we strongly recommend you’re wearing the right protective gear. See Safety On Snow for more information before your trip.
This policy has been specifically designed for the British Ski market and all main snow sports are included. Should you, however, wish to be a bit more adventurous and want to start exploring more of the mountain, maybe the temptation of that untouched powder snow is too much for you, then take a look at our Adventurer product upgrade that will enable you to safely take your skiing to the next level…
Rookie cover is our standard ski product, but you can easily upgrade the levels of activities with the Adventurer or Pro products. There are also a variety of non-winter sports activities covered if you fancy trying anything else, please refer to the policy wordings for more information.
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