We ask you to be aware of two types of insurance with regard to your trip:
Mountain Rescue Insurance
It is a compulsory condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, mountain rescue, cost of repatriation, and personal accident risks. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. Most of our trips have a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres, except the Tour de Monte Rosa hiking trip which reaches 3316m. If you are unsure, or are joining a bespoke trip, then please contact us for specific details. Please make sure you bring a copy of your insurance with you, and that you carry it at all times. Failure to provide proof of insurance, if requested, will mean you will be asked to leave the trip. This is entirely for your own financial protection in the event of an injury/accident.
Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance
Insurance to cover any losses, delays and cancellations etc, is not compulsory but we advise you to take out insurance in case you have to cancel your trip. Please note that your deposit/balance payment is non-refundable, unless it is Tracks and Trails who cancel the trip due to it not reaching minimum numbers. Your deposit/balance payment is non-refundable as we will have made various payments in advance of your trip such as your hotel reservation etc, not to mention the administration/logistics that will have already been put in place on your behalf.
NB: The above insurance should only be purchased AFTER we have confirmed that your trip is guaranteed to run.
All of the above points are referred to in point number 10 of our Terms and Conditions.
Listed here are some companies which provide appropriate cover for the activities we offer. Please be aware that each company has a different set of conditions and different levels of benefits in the event of a claim, so do check carefully! Be especially careful when booking insurance for cross country skiing trips to Norway and how 'ski touring' is categorised by each company.
It is entirely your own responsibility to ensure that any insurance taken out is appropriate for your trip and for the activity you will be participating in. Tracks and Trails cannot be held responsible if your insurance is inadequate.
Bupa offer international health and travel insurance to both individuals and corporate customers with a wide variety of health and travel insurance plans.
World Nomad offers simple and flexible insurance cover. You can buy online, even after you’ve left home. Extend and claim online while travelling. They offer adventure traveller insurance for over 140 countries.
If you are a member of the BMC they provide insurance for a wide range of mountain activities and many membership benefits.
Provides mountain rescue insurance for mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing as well as many other activities. Snowshoeing falls under Level 2 as does cross country skiing on tracks, Nordic ski touring where you are travelling from hut to hut falls under Level 4. This information is for advice only, please confirm this direct with Snowcard so that YOU are sure the cover is appropriate.
Mountain rescue insurance is included in the annual membership fee.
Provide a range of activity insurance, including cover suitable for our Norwegian cross country ski trips.
They provide insurance cover for all our winter activities, including snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ski touring. They also cover a range of summer sports.
AssurSport is a sport insurance specialist in Europe, accessible all over the world. It covers leisure, amateur competitions, families, off road/extreme sports.
The Multi-sports Impact Card is intended to cover resident amateur athletes from the European Union and the United Kingdom. It covers a wide range of sporting and mountain activities starting at around 1 Euro per day. This includes cross country skiing. It includes repatriation assistance 24 hrs per day, and a guarantee of search and rescue costs including helicopter up to 30,000 euros, and without altitude limit.