Pyrenees Skiing with Value Insurance Cover

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Rising like an enormous barrier between France and Spain, the Pyrenees are one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the whole of Europe. This has long been a popular destination with skiers, as this region stretches for some 430kms all the way from the Bay of Biscay towards the Mediterranean of Languedoc and the area is studded with terrific ski resorts.

Another thing that makes the Pyrenees such a popular skiing destination is that a large number of hot springs can be found here, and these are the perfect places to soak away aches and pains after spending the day sliding on the slopes.

But before you reach for the travel brochures, it is important to spare a thought for ski insurance, which can make the different between the carefree holiday of a lifetime and one spent worrying that any false move on the piste could end in a very expensive trip to the hospital.

Available for a surprisingly small fee, ski insurance will cover travellers for both on and off the piste skiing as well as snowboarding, providing that you remain inside the ski area boundaries of any of hundreds of recognised ski resorts.

The great thing about ski insurance is that it can be arranged online from the comfort of your own home in just a few minutes, while the peace of mind it offers lasts throughout the duration of your trip.

One of the most popular regions of the Pyrenees among skiers in the know are the Pyrenees of Languedoc, which rise from the Mediterranean to the east and end near the duty-free enclave of Andorra. Unlike the Western Pyrenees, the Languedoc Pyrenees are mostly formed from granite and although they may not be as lofty as the Alps, this mighty mountainous region has its own gentle charm.

A large number of Spanish villages can be found here, which are popular with lovers of cuisine and culture. Visitors can reach the Languedoc Pyrenees and the area’s stunning ski resorts by taking the N116 road past the large town of Prades as well as the gorgeous walled village of Ville Franche-le-Conflent.

The Languedoc side of the Pyrenees is famed for its high quality snow, and skiing here is a real treat. Another thing that makes skiing in this part of the world an unforgettable experience is that it is blessed with high levels of sunshine, while is ideal for those who plan to take part in apres-ski activities such as hiking.

Snowboarding has also become pretty popular in the Pyrenees in recent years at all of the area’s major ski resorts. While sports such as snowblading are less common, this craze and a whole host of others are starting to spread.  

Wherever you decide to go on your next skiing adventure, it is important to make sure you’re insured and covered for every eventuality.