Winter Sports Insurance

Keeping you Safe

Winter Sports Insurance

Once you have decided on your destination and booked your course of choice, it is natural that you’ll be excited and get wrapped up in planning your trip. Before everything else however, you should arrange your insurance! If you get injured or you sadly have to cancel your course, at least you’ll know that your course and trip costs are covered thanks to SIA Austria insurance options.

As part of our Discount Partner Programme we are very proud to work with a number companies to provide the best winter sports insurance. World Nomads, ERV Winter Sports, MPI Brokers and Trailfinders Insurance. Between them you can be sure to find the best package for your needs.

Ski Instructor Academy can not recommend any insurance products. Our Partner Programme Insurers simply offer options for our customers, it is your responsibility to check you have suitable cover for your trip and your activities.

MPI Brokers

Winter Sports Insurance

MPI Brokers are a known and trusted winter sports insurance provider within the snow sports industry, on or off-piste, from 3 days to 12 months, they are well known for their expertise and long history in the field of Ski/Snowboard Insurance.

Our award winning policies are specially designed for skiers and snowboarders from experience gained over many years, by understanding the requirements of those who enjoy snowsports and mountain life.

“We understand the implications of skiing off piste (intentionally or unwittingly) and therefore do not exclude off piste skiing. More details about this can be found in our policy wording.

We also appreciate certain actions cannot really be avoided, such as leaving your skis/boards outside a mountain restaurant, or sneaking through a snowpark for a quick jump. Therefore there are no exclusions regarding snowparks or loss of skis up a mountain.”

Key Features

Listed below are some of the key features of our Snowsports policies and service:

  • Single Trip, Seasonaire, Annual Multi Trip and Long Stay options
  • A choice of three packages
  • Covid-19 Cover Available
  • Emergency Medical Expenses up to £5 million
  • 24-hour Emergency Medical Assistance incl. Repatriation
  • 24 hour claims line
  • Mountain rescue (including by helicopter)
  • Local ski racing (incl. Inferno, junior training) and masters
  • Off Piste skiing or snowboarding (with or without a guide)
  • Snowpark cover
  • Skis left outside a mountain restaurant
  • Personal liability (including voluntary ski hosting)
  • Working cover under Seasonaire and Long Stay policies
  • Ski cover cards to carry with you

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Battleface Insurance

Why battleface?           
Many modern travellers don’t fit outdated ‘one size fits all’ travel insurance industry standards. 21st Century globetrotters need lean, tailored insurance they can access from devices, not faxes. We started battleface to provide travel insurance and services to outside-the-box travellers going to unconventional or challenging destinations. Our core customers include freelancers, humanitarians, digital nomads and adventure travellers.

For underserved travellers everywhere
We’re working hard to bring insurance and services to travellers going places all over the world. That’s why we also offer partner products for underserved markets, including international workers, expatriates and mature travellers.

Customised plans
Don’t need it? Then don’t pay for it. We begin with the basics. From there, individuals and groups can build need-based plans and get quotes in minutes. We also design specific plans for groups from the ground up, based on destination, demographics, activities and more.

Does battleface cover for COVID-19?
Yes, our benefits include cover for medical expenses caused by or resulting from COVID-19. Claims will be paid for medical expenses up to the amount shown in your schedule of benefits and subject to the terms and conditions of your policy. The COVID-19 cover is available with this product for policies purchased from July 17th, 2020 for travellers up to and including age 59 or under. All other benefits remain available as standard for travellers aged one month or over on the date of travel and 79 years or under when the trip, for which this insurance is purchased, finishes.

Trips to areas where the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised against travel?
Yes, this product provides full benefits, up to the policy limits, for all destinations including countries under FCO and government essential and non-essential travel advisories.


Trailfinders Travel Insurance

Trusted since 1970
Our market leading policy has extensive Covid-19 cover including cancellation prior to travel, curtailment of your trip, quarantine, and medical expenses whilst overseas.
  • Up to £10 million medical expenses & repatriation (with 365/24/7 emergency assistance), including Covid-19 cover
  • Up to £5,000pp cancellation cover, with option to extend up to £20,000pp, including Covid-19 cover
  • Covid-19 quarantine cover before and during travel if insured is instructed to self-isolate
  • 21 day no quibble cooling off period
  • All Children up to 21 years* are included free of charge
  • Wide range of adventurous activities included at no additional charge
  • Easy to understand and simple to book
  • Sympathetic and personal approach to the handling of claims

Ensure you check your cancellation / curtailment cover is sufficient for your course fees, you can top this up if you wish. Please read your policy wording and ensure you are happy with your policy.


* Children aged 19-21 must be in full time education.

ERV / ERGO Winter Sports

Get discounts with our friends at ERV / ERGO Insurance

Arranging your cover is easy and can be done in three simple steps:

1) Choose your base cover: Red or Black for both Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policies. The Black cover allows you to increase your cancellation cover to the level applicable to your course fees.

2) Choose your product level: Rookie, Adventurer or Pro. Each base cover protects you with the Rookie product, you can choose to upgrade to Adventure or Pro if you demand more from your sport.

3) Pack your bags! ERV / ERGO know that when you book your trip there’s a variety of things that you want to do depending on your level and ambition. That’s why they have introduced three tailored products to the suit snow sports enthusiast like you: Rookie, Adventurer or Pro. ERV / ERGO Insurance is available to UK residents only

Rookie Cover: Ideal for families or individuals that want to spend time cruising the groomers and perfecting those carved turns.

Adventurer Cover: Ideal for off-piste ski insurance. Some insurance policies may not cover you for off piste ski and snowboarding with a professional guide. However, we are skiers and we know that off-piste/free ride/back country is the holy grail for most snow sports enthusiasts out there.

Pro Cover: You are the type of rider who is experienced enough to ride the back country without a guide, you live for finding that perfect untouched powder away from the busy slopes and tracked out slope side snow. Our pro level of insurance also encompasses back country touring, heli skiing, cat-skiing and now park and pipe as well.   GET A FREE QUOTE NOW

World Nomads

Travel Insurance. Simple & Flexible Heading for the slopes this winter? Looking for Specialist ski insurance for the season? Then look no further!

As part of Ski Instructor Academy’s Partner Programme, we have teamed up with World Nomads Travel Insurance to give you complete peace of mind when booking and attending your training course. They have unrivalled experience insuring world travellers from all corners of the globe, so you can be sure to find an Explorer Policy that suits you. With the ability to offer exceptional cover and even better prices, we are confident that you will find a level of cover that suits you.

World Nomads have specialist Ski Cover to protect you during your season and also for your course fees should the unthinkable happen and you get injured or have to pull out of your training before or during the course. (You can add Ski / Snowboard Cover after you have chosen your Policy Cover Option.)

Austrian Alpine Club (UK)

Members Insurance

In addition to a travel insurance policy it is often a good idea to join the Austrian Alpine Club and enjoy the benefits that comes with it!

This provides insurance cover for all members of the Österreichischer Alpenverein (Austrian Alpine Club) who require rescue services as a result of accidents occurring in the course of leisure activities. Costs for repatriation, transfer and medical treatment are covered abroad for accidents occurring in the course of leisure activities or business as well as for illness. AWS is valid worldwide, with the exception that the third-party insurance and criminal law legal protection insurance are restricted to Europe, (see AWS document for Europe definition). AWS’s insurance provider is Generali Versicherung AG.For full details, click on the image or link: AWS document

It is NOT a travel insurance.  You should read the AWS document carefully to find out whether you need to take out additional insurance to meet all your requirements.

Sums insured

  1. Rescue Costs (in one´s country of main place of residence and abroad) up to €25,000.– per person and claim. Year-round, worldwide, during leisure time.
  2. Repatriation (without cost limitation) and medical treatment costs abroad (up to €10,000 per person and claim).
  3. European third party liability insurance up to €3,000,000.– Year-round. Europe-wide.
  4. European criminal law legal protection insurance up to €35,000.– Year-round. Europe-wide.
  5. European damage compensation legal protection for damage compensation claims after accidents involving personal injury to max. €500.– per insured event

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Quality Travel Insurance – Including Cancellation & Medical cover for COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, is creating policies to ensure they’re flexible for their customers needs.

  • – Cover included for COVID-19
  • – Now includes cover for travel where FCO advises against all but essential travel as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for European Single Trip policies
  • – Award winning customer service & flexible cover options

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OK, so there is some flexibility and some decisions that only you can make. Essentially what you need is top ski instructor course insurance that will cover you during your course period with medical cover and for your course fees (cancellation and curtailment cover for your costs).

Having said that, most of our students that go on to work after their course using our Job Guarantee, generally opt for a full season policy. This will cost a little more but will cover you and your possessions for the full time you’re away from home. It is important to feel confident and secure should anything unexpected happen to you.

No. Once you are employed by the ski school you will be covered by their policy when you are teaching, and normally on days off too. This will cover you medically (to a certain level which varies between employers) and also for liability when teaching.

Each Insurer will offer different levels and inclusions so its important that you read the policy cover carefully and make sure it offers you want you want for both the course and whatever you plan to get up to on your days off and free time.

A 19 year-old on a 2-in-1 course would need cover from 4th November through to 1st May (149 days) on a Single Trip Black Pro Policy with ERV Insurance with £7,000 cancellation cover would cost around £250.

A 28yr old on an Anwärter Course wanting cover only for the course duration from Nov 4th through to 15th December (41 days) on a World Nomads Explorer Policy with Ski / Snowboard Cover with £5,000 cancellation cover would cost around £84.

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