The French National Outdoor organisation, UCPA, is designed to provide young people the opportunity to experience adventurous activities. They are very supportive of military adventurous training and provide a fantastic package designed especially for expeditions. Everything is included in the price - accommodation, all meals, equipment and lift passes as well as a local instructor to provide guidance and advice on the local conditions.
Due to UCPA being a non profit organisation, the prices are kept as low as possible. To help keep the costs down, you will need to make your own beds and clear away your own dishes. In return, you know that every member of your expedition has their own proper bed (not sharing sofa beds in a studio flat), has eaten a full meal (the buffet style restaurant offers a huge array of food - the guys usually stuff themselves silly), and that there is room for them to socialise as a group rather than trying to crowd into a tiny bedroom.
For more information, please read:
Military Ski Brochure Winter 2016/17