The true cost of getting injured on the slopes

Ever wondered how much an injury on the slopes could really set you back? Winter sports travel insurance is a lifesaver for anyone looking to take to the slopes. A simple crash can add up to thousands once repatriation and medical costs are taken into account.

Holidaysafe have done a little delving, and we’ve uncovered some pretty surprising facts when it comes to the kinds of claims people are making – as well as what parts of the world which see the highest average claim.

If you could believe it, it’s in Indonesia where the largest claims are made. People in this part of the world will on average claim for as much as £59,847 every year. Mexico, another country which you’d not normally associate with icy slopes, clocks in as the second most expensive country for claims (with an average sum of £22,733).

For every 1 million Brits who go skiing every year, as many as 17,000 will come home on crutches. Read the infographic below to discover just how much of an impact failing to take out travel insurance can have on your wallet:


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