Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, who is most famously remembered for his valiant efforts in the 1988 Winter Olympics, talks about the importance of wearing protective gear on the slopes: “As someone who has done a few jumps in my life, I can vouch for the merits of wearing a helmet as I’ve crashed out more times than I care to remember. In simple terms, it can be a life saver, so stick one on. But even with all the gear, sliding around on snow and ice carries a risk."
“Anyone not taking out a decent insurance policy is chancing their arm as the stats speak for themselves. If you go skiing, snowboarding or sledging, you’re going to get a few bumps and scrapes. But if the worst happens and you require treatment or need to come back home early, you could be on a slippery slope if you’re not properly covered”.
Dan King, who heads up Nationwide’s FlexPlus current account said: “As the snow season kicks in, the last thing we may be thinking about is buying a helmet or travel insurance. Consider getting both as they could serve as vital protection. Regardless of skill levels, we would always recommend getting adequate travel cover – for the sake of a relatively small outlay it really isn’t worth the risk. Aside from the chance of injury, there’s also the risk of unexpected issues such as piste closures and avalanches. With our FlexPlus current account, a range of benefits are on offer for just £10 a month. This includes worldwide family travel insurance, which covers winter sports as standard.”
FlexPlus Worldwide family travel insurance is provided for FlexPlus by UK Insurance Limited.