If you are going to participate in mountain activities (summer and winter) we strongly urge you to buy mountain search and rescue insurance. Alpine hazards such as avalanches and snow drifts, landslides and flooding, glacial crevasses, falling rocks, sun exposure, and sudden weather changes exist throughout the year. Follow the advice given by local authorities and guides, take note of weather forecasts and conditions, if possible, be in a team of two and inform someone of your plans.
Costs of search and rescue operations are your, and/or your family’s responsibility. Search and rescue insurance coverage is available in Liechtenstein and Switzerland and a membership can be purchased at any Swiss or Liechtenstein post office. The Swiss National Rescue organization (REGA) coordinates search and rescue operations throughout Europe. You may also purchase a membership by visiting their website for further information. (An iphone app is even available.) Search and Rescue coverage must not be confused with your travel insurance. REGA membership will not medevac you back to the United States (this insurance is solely for search and rescue operations within Europe).