Being adequately insured for your heli-skiing adventure is essential (and a condition of booking a trip with Elemental Adventure Heliskiing). Like many things in life, with travel insurance, you tend to get what you pay for. Cheaper insurance policies are almost always bundled with so many exclusions and small print that they are barely worth the paper they are written on. Making a claim is often laborious and time-consuming.
Good policies are available but be sure to choose one based on what you need covering rather than how much it costs. An extra $100 or so now, could easily save you a lot more later.
If it is practiced in a controlled, professional manner and according to established industry norms, heli-skiing is generally very safe. There will however always be a degree of inherent risk much as there is with many things we do in everyday life – like driving a car or skiing at a ski resort. We do everything that is humanly possible to reduce the risk but it can never be eliminated entirely and as a participant in one of our trips, you acknowledge and accept this risk. If you would like to gain a better understanding of the specific risks associated with your trip, we are always happy to discuss these with you in detail.
We have chosen to partner with Global Rescue and IMG Signature Travel Insurance to offer what we believe to be one of the most comprehensive travel insurance solutions on the market - and one that is also perfectly suited to heli-skiing and backcountry skiing. The IMG policy provides excellent all-round travel cover but in order to be fully covered for search and rescue and medical evacuation while heli-skiing, it is essential to take it out in conjunction with Global Rescue Membership.
Disclaimer: Although we are happy to discuss the particular risks associated with the trip that you are taking, we are not insurance brokers or experts and it is ultimately your own responsibility to ensure that you are adequately insured.
In conjunction with IMG Insurance, Global Rescue have created one of the most comprehensive travel insurance solutions that we are aware of. With the more adventurous traveller in mind, wide ranging coverage is provided against a variety of unexpected expenses with the added peace of mind that the full value of your trip can be protected if something goes wrong.
The Signature Travel Insurance allows you to customise the trip cancellation amount up to USD $100,000 (approximately GBP £77,000 / EUR €85,000). ‘Cancel for any reason’ cover can also be added which allows you to cancel up to three days prior to departure for any reason and with no questions asked.
For most people it is more cost effective to take these out on an annual basis.
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