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Frequently Asked Questions

Booking your holiday

  • Can I book with you even if I am not from the UK?

  • Why are your holidays so cheap?

  • Can I book a twin room?

  • Which resort should I pick?

  • Can I book directly with UCPA?

  • Can I pay in instalments?

  • I’m already a good skier/boarder – why should I take any lessons?

  • I am under 18 or over 39 can I book with the UCPA?

  • How do I get to the resort?

  • I’m a complete beginner – should I ski or board?

  • Can I learn to ski & board on the same holiday?

  • Why is there a difference in price between skiing & boarding?

  • I'm a student, can I get a discount?

  • What level am I/what course can I join?

  • Can I get a discount?

  • How do I book?

Formal Questions

  • What type of insurance should I have?

  • What insurance do you offer?

  • What is your cancellation policy?

  • What if there is no snow?

  • How do I make an amendment to my holiday?

  • What happens if I need to make a complaint?

General Questions

  • What should I expect from my holiday?

  • I’m travelling on my own – will I meet other solo travellers?

  • Do I need to bring a deposit?

  • What are the room sharing arrangements?

  • Are helmets provided?

  • Will all my friends be in the same ski group?

  • What about clothing – is that provided?

  • I’ve got my own equipment – should I bring it?

  • What should I pack?

  • My friend is a boarder & I’m a skier – will we be in the same group?

  • What happens if I have an issue when in resort?

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SNOW EXPRESS SKI COACH

Why not start your holiday together in London Victoria? The coach is just about the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to get to the Alps and so much easier to organise than last minute flights.

Just click on 'Coach' in the travel option tab when you make your group booking!

Testimonials

Read what our clients say about us

  • Skiing and snowboarding has always come across as a costly exercise with the expense of chalets, instruction, food and lift passes it was a sport which was beyond my means, and that is what is best about...
    Mark D
  • The accommodation is just what is needed as a base when skiing; for evening drinks, a good night’s sleep or rousing entertainment, UCPA always ends up the heartbeat of a week with quizzes, karaoke and a...
    Elliot B
  • The lessons have always been top quality, fun and tailored to your level due to the vast number of groups. All instructors speak French and English fluently and give individual tips. Skiing with people of your...
    Anna R
  • UCPA is a unique and brilliant experience, I would not describe it as a hotel but also not hostel it is somewhere in-between. Its a place where meeting people and making friends...
    Peter E
  • I snowboard at the moderate/expert level, but my boyfriend doesn’t have to get bored waiting for me to head across the flats because he’s high up in the mountains remembering how to use transceivers with the extreme expert ski group. 
    Amelia S
  • The instructors always push you to go that extra mile – I even managed to go down the mountain backwards last time! – but are totally cool when you’ve had enough and that vin chaud is calling your name. 
    Amelia S
  • It’s hard not to sound like a fanatic about the whole thing, but I’ve vowed to go to UCPA on every ski holiday I ever take in future. You can’t argue with paying half the price of a normal trip, and getting twice as much!
    Oliver P
  • UCPA provides all the equipment you need for a week of skiing or snowboarding and the lessons are fantastic for all levels, from complete beginner to the most impressive of off-piste daredevils!
    Elliot B