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WHAT IS SKI TOURING?
Ski touring is a sport/activity where long distances are covered on skis. Typically touring is done on unmaintained trails and there are no ski lifts, however, popular areas do offer organised routes. Tours can last more than one day and involve navigating through potential avalanche terrain. Ski Touring can be done on various routes dependent on the country it is participated in.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SKI TOURING
Ski Touring is very physical and demanding. It requires cardiovascular fitness, mental toughness, and a firm understanding of mountain craft. Touring often requires familiarity with meteorology along with skiing skills.
COMMON SKI TOURING INJURIES
The most common form of injury in ski touring is the so-called "skier's thumb" - this occurs when a skier falls onto an outstretched hand with the pole still in their grasp. Most other upper limb injuries involve the shoulder joint, collar-bone fractures, acromioclavicular joint disruptions or shoulder dislocations. The commonest cause of a lower limb injury is damage to the ligament of the knee and ankle sprains and fractures.
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SPORTS ACCIDENT INSURANCE
General & Medical via Sportsinsurance4u can offer you a comprehensive range of Ski Touring personal accident insurance providing cash benefits for Ski Touring injuries such as breaks and dislocations, as well as income protection and disablement cover. Cover is also available for accidental injury whilst travelling to and from a scheduled match, training session or competition or whilst on an organised tour.
SPORTS HEALTH INSURANCE
Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional Ski Tourers offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports-related injuries.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
As an alternative for amateur Ski Tourers, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.