Snowboarding & Life Insurance

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SnowboardersLife insurance for snowboarders can be sourced at standard terms where the sport is restricted to recreational purposes only i.e. winter holiday leisure. Where there is a competitive aspect to the snowboarding the life insurance application may need to be placed with a specialist provider who can consider cover for you.

Critical illness cover pays out a cash lump sum of money, if you are diagnosed with a medical condition that is listed in the insurer’s claims set e.g. cancer, heart attack, stroke.

Snowboarders critical illness insurance will again generally be available at normal terms if the snowboarding is for leisure. If you regularly take part in competitive snowboarding it is likely that you will need to place your insurance application with an insurance provider who will consider you for cover.

Income protection pays you a replacement of your monthly income, if you are unable to work due to ill health.

Income protection for snowboarders will be available at normal terms with some insurers. The insurer will want to know if you snowboard as a hobby or compete in snowboarding events. If you have had injuries from snowboarding in the past, you may need to place your application with a more specialised insurer.

Do you plan on snowboarding outside the UK? Make sure that you have the right travel insurance in place with your snowboarding activities, by clicking here.

Fun Facts

  • The idea of snowboarding was conceived on Christmas Day and the device was originally called a snurfer
  • Depending upon which foot you lead with, you will be riding regular or goofy stance
  • Clear sky days are known as a snowboarders bluebird
  • Jibbing
  • Free riding
  • Freestyle
  • Alpine snowboarding
  • Slopestyle
  • Big air
  • Half-pipe
  • Snowboard racing
  • Rail jam
  • Falls
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Environmental factors
  • Weather
  • Height
  • Location
  • Group
  • Solo
  • Frequency
  • Qualifications
  • Experience

Dr Kathryn Knowles Phd

This page was written by Dr Kathryn Knowles Phd, an award-winning insurance adviser. To read more about Kathryn please see her bio here


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