When it comes to skiing, I am pretty darn bad, but I don’t think this would deter me from wanting to go on a skiing holiday. When it comes to Virtual Reality skiing, I am even worse. I learned this quite recently at an awesome event with the Post Office.
Recently, there was a survey commissioned by The Post Office that found that almost 20% of British skiers sustained serious injuries on a ski holiday and that includes broken bones, sprains and even concussions. But to totally add insult to injury, the survey also found that a whopping 48% of British skiers didn’t buy any from travel insurance let alone any specialist insurance, which meant some really costly trips to the local hospital.
Did you know that if you get seriously injured on the slopes, and do need to get taken down the mountain to the local hospital in a helicopter then it can cost you around £2,500 alone just for doing that! Crazy money!! It’s also really popular for people to buy travel insurance and not be covered for skiing so you do need to double check your policy before you get it. Especially if it’s one you get from your bank, as it’s likely to not be included with that.
So there’s a few learnings from this; one, don’t ski in herds of deer, two, don’t drink and ski. And most importantly of all, always check your insurance before you travel!