How well do you prepare before going on a skiing trip?
A recent survey conducted by Post Office Insurance, found that most of us do not tick the necessary boxes when it comes to skiing safely.
Every year one in every three skiers return home with a painful souvenir which, in some cases (25%), can be more than a scratch or sprain. For almost half of travellers, they will have to foot the medical bill themselves as they don’t have insurance. That means that travellers could find themselves spending anything between £500 - £1,000 at a local medical walk-in centre or £2,500 for a helicopter rescue.
At Post Office, we want to ensure our customers are adequately prepared for their winter sports holiday including knowing how they can avoid risk and misfortune while there. That is why we launched the new #SkiSafe campaign, offering holidaymakers transparent advice, available at any time on our website. From simple things like getting fit before you go to getting your insurance to make sure you are covered if you ski off-piste.
We also enrolled Dr Hilary to give his advice on enjoying the slopes in the safest way: