The answer is: it's for the best. Depending on what you are going to do, and particularly if you plan on going off piste, mountain rescue is not free of charge and can incur extremely high costs if particular means are put in place to rescue you in case of an accident. Therefore, check your insurance policies and the coverage included with your credit card however don't hesitate in protecting yourself fully. Even if you have confidence in your downhill skiing level, you can cause injury to other skiers or be injured by an inexperienced skier.
Care support varies from 300 to 350 euros for an intervention on the slopes. A price to which must be added the cost of the ambulance (between 150 and 180 euros) which will take you to the hospital or to the general practitioner in town.
If the accident takes place off piste, the cost of the operation can reach between 500 and 600 euros, without the ambulance. Your mountain trip risks becoming extremely expensive if you are skiing with our family without strengthened coverage.
It’s worth spending a few extra euros to benefit from insurance that will cover all rescue costs in case of an accident.