It is a condition of booking that you have adequate travel insurance cover for medical costs, mountain rescue, emergency repatriation, third-party liability, travel disruption, cancellation, and your personal effects. This is NOT included in the YSE holiday prices, but is something you must organise for yourself.


YSE prices include insurance cover for travel disruption ONLY (please see YSE Automatic Insurance below).


Wintersports travel insurance is widely available. To read about one such policy, please click the following link to a website operated by Voyager Insurance Services Ltd, a company authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and specialising in arranging travel insurance. Voyager offers short stay packages for individuals, families and single parent families, as well as annual packages. You can view the full details to make sure it is appropriate for your needs, obtain a quotation, and buy online.


When you organise your own insurance, we recommend that you check the cover for the following: -


- If you have to cancel your holiday due to, say, illness, you may recover its cost.

Third-party liability

- If you have a collision while skiing, you are not bankrupted.

Mountain rescue, including by helicopter

- You may also buy this cover with your lift pass.

Medical costs

- Which you cannot normally cover once you have started your holiday.

Lost, damaged or delayed possessions

- Which you cannot normally cover once you have started your holiday.

Many skiers do not even know whether they have helicopter rescue or third-party liability cover. Not taking the former can cost you a lot of money; not having the latter could ruin you.


There are rare occasions when the transfer between Val d’Isère and the airport may be disrupted due to circumstances beyond our control, such as an avalanche, volcanic ash, bad weather or coach breakdown. This would result in considerable additional travel and/or accommodation expenses, for instance if we had to check everyone into a hotel mid-journey or change the homeward travel arrangements.


In the event of such a delay, YSE will make all the extra arrangements for all guests, up to £500 per person for necessary additional travel and accommodation expenses that we may incur on your behalf. A small premium for this is automatically included in your holiday cost.