Membership - Insurance
The FWT rider evacuation insurance covers the costs of evacuation / snow patrol / ambulance / heli costs to hospital and back home if the private insurance of the rider doesn’t cover it.
The insurance fee will be included in the registration fee for all events where the organizer is using the FWT rider evacuation insurance (All European events except France and Norway). This mandatory evacuation insurance also covers some medical costs, but each has to ensure that they have a personal medical insurance valid in all countries where they are competing and that they are covered in case of participation in an extreme freeride contest (should they need extensive local medical treatment in case they can’t be transported back home) since the tour insurance has a limited coverage. In the disclaimer that each rider will have to sign when entering a contest, it will be mentioned that they have checked the above.
If you got hurt during the competition make sure that you announce the injury to the event organizer or FWT Management immediately. It is crucial that the insurance process is launched within 24 hours after the accident happened. In some case like minor injuries the event organizer and FWT might not be aware of the incident if you do not announce it.