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Protection On The Piste!

Protection on the Piste! 2014 is the year of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics! Thanks in part to the successes of Team GB, more people than ever are hitting the slopes! The'GO SKI GO BOARD' was set up to encourage new people into winter sports. The campaign reported a rise in visitors to dry slopes and indoor snow centres across the country since the start of the 2014 winter games. The campaign received £1.1 million in funding from Sport England to encourage regular participation over the next four years.just in time for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea! Online searches for hotels in the Winter Olympic host city, Sochi, have risen 778% compared to the previous year, including a 183% rise in the UK alone. KNOW THE RISKS With all sports, there are risks involved. 46% of wintersports travelers have been involved in an accident! 76% of those who had an accident required emergency medical treatment paid for by their insurance. The unpredictability of snow and ice mean you don't have to be a novice to make a mistake.. A number of accidents, including fractures, head injuries and spine damage occurred at this years Winter Olympics, proving that the slopes test even the world's The use of ski helmets has risen by an encouraging 82% best athletes! following accidents involving seasoned skiers Micheal Schumacher and Natasha Richardson. GET COVERED! There are many reasons why people don't take out wintersports cover.. 43% Didn't think that they needed it. Thought it was covered 36% by the European Health Insurance card. 11% Forgot to buy it! Depending on your injuries, medical treatment abroad can be very costly! France Austria USA Medical Treatment Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Damage £5,000 - £8,000 £5,000 - £8,000 £10,000 Broken Leg (Lower leg) £6,000 £6,000 £20,000 Broken Wrist £3,000 £3,000 £5,000 - £6,000 Piste Rescue Ski Patrol Stretcher Rescue £300 - £400 £300 - £400 £2,000 Helicopter Rescue £2,000 £2,000 £10,000 - £20,000 Repatriation Costs Upgrade to Business Class (Leg Injuries) £2,000 £2,000 £4,000 - £5,000 Additional Economy seat (Wrist injuries) £1,200 Average cost of emergency medical treatment £492 £740 Actual cost of average Cost of treatment people said they could afford treatment received. What you get... ...with a ...with European Health correct travel Insurance Card insurance *** Vesager EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD • Medical treatment as a local • Cost of evacuation from the mountain in a state facility. • Medical costs not covered by reciprocal health agreement • Emergency repatriation (if necessary) • Additional accommodation and travel costs SOURCES Voyaze Insurance

Protection On The Piste!

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This is a graphic all about the hidden dangers that come with skiing and snowboarding.




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