As the snow begins to melt on another winter holiday season, it could prove to be an expensive trip for many Brits as it has been revealed that the average snow enthusiast loses as much as £219 worth of items.


According to the latest research by the Post Office Travel Insurance, a total of 143,000 UK holidaymakers will have lost something on the slopes last winter, with 32% – the top answer - losing their glasses, closely followed by mobile phones (25%) and money (15%).

Other items lost on the slopes include cameras (10%), keys (10%), ski jackets (7%), boots (7%) and watches (6%). Slopes are the biggest black hole for valuables with 43% claiming their item was lost while hitting the runs. For nearly a fifth (18%) après ski proved to be a slippery slope when trying to hold onto their belongings, while 17% said they watched their valuables disappear from view while on a ski lift.

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