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Val Thorens in France has been voted ‘Best Ski Resort in the World’ for the third time in four years at the annual World Ski Awards, which aims to celebrate all things winter sports related. Over 1.6 million people from 85 countries around the world voted in the 2016 awards.
According to the Daily Mail’s Peter Hardy, getting the best deal on a winter sports holiday all comes down to timing. Many people may be delaying booking until they start to see snow falling in Europe (following the rather late start to the season in the last two years), but booking before Christmas or in January could save you money.
According to recent research by the Chartered Institute of Insurers (CII), 9% of their 4,000 respondents had purchased travel insurance but not cover for winter sports, 10% were unsure if they had cover for winter activities and a further 9% had not purchased insurance for their most recent trip. Unfortunately this is a growing trend amongst consumers, which leaves them to potentially astronomical bills if they face a holiday disaster.
It may shock you to learn that over 150 people are killed by avalanches every year. The avalanche dangers vary between destinations, and depend upon multiple factors including temperature and snowfall – making them difficult to predict. However, when an avalanche does strike it can prove deadly for anyone caught in its wake, which is why experts have now released tips to help you survive an avalanche.
When planning a holiday there are a whole host of things you can do to ensure your trip goes without a hitch – do lots of research, book through a reputable firm, buy travel insurance, etc. but one thing you cannot control is the weather, as thousands of skier found out this season.
If you’re thinking about a last minute winter sports trip, there has never been a better time to book. According to recent research conducted by The Post Office and Crystal Ski, the cost of things like equipment hire, lift passes and ski schools are all cheaper than last year, thanks to the strength of the Pound against the Euro.
Planning a winter sports holiday with young children can be daunting, so we have created the handy infographic below packed full of tips and advice to help any family achieve the perfect winter sports holiday this winter. Don’t forget to use discount code ‘SNOW10’ for a 10% discount on our single trip winter sports policies.
Planning your first ever winter sports holiday can be daunting, there are many more things to consider than when planning a normal beach holiday or city break. To take the stress out of planning, we’ve listed our top tips to make your first ski trip a success.
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