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UCPA Les Contamines


The Les Contamines UCPA is a fantastic self contained centre just minutes from the town but offering everything that you would need for the week on site. The in house spa offers a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for a minimal charge, there is a huge indoor climbing wall, the obligatory nightclub and bar as well as various games rooms. The centre has a huge terrace where you can sit outside and enjoy a beer after a hard days skiing whilst watching the sun set on the surrounding mountains.

Rooms

  • Multishare rooms are 3 or 4 person. Twins are available
  • Bathroom facilities are shared between 3 bedrooms

Food description

The food is served buffet style each day.  Breakfast is yogurts, cereals, fruit juice, coffee and bread - don't be surprised to see that the coffee, tea or hot chocolate is taken French style - a soup bowl !  

Typically lunch is a DIY picnic made up at breakfast time (great choice of breads, meats, cheeses, pasta, salad, fruit, sweets etc).  The picnic lunch means maximum time on the mountains without spending a fortune on expensive mountain side restaurants.  Note that beginners will often return to the centre for a hot lunch.

Dinner is a 4 course buffet - typically a salad bar style starter, choice of 3 or 4 main courses - most often including fish, cheese selection, fruit, dessert and ice-cream  freezer.
Any special dietry requirements should be made known to reception staff at check-in.  Generally vegetarians will find a wide enough choice within the buffet.

Entertainment

The UCPA staff lay on an entertainment program each week.  It's certainly not Butlins and there is no pressure to take part - all quite low key.  Typical program would include stretching in the early evening, crepe making, quiz, sketch evening, karaoke and some evenings a live band.

Equally in the town there is a great selection of bars & nightclubs to suit all tastes.

History

UCPA is more than 40 years old, and was originally set-up by the French government to encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors.  It is now a "not for profit" organisation with all profits being put back into refurbishing the centres.

The ethos of sport is still first on the agenda, but the instructors and centre staff don't forget that it is still your holiday.

Useful facts

  • There is a car park for UCPA guests only. 
  • Bring suncream, the valley catches plenty of sun

Location

  • 5 minute walk from the town centre
  • Regular buses run to the lifts

UCPA LES CONTAMINES FACTS

2km Bus provided

5 minutes


3 and 4 person
Twins available

200

Full board

Spa
Indoor climbing wall
Wifi

 

Climbing 220 170

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LES CONTAMINES FACTS

Best For: Relaxing!
Resort Charm:
Centre Comfort:
Nightlife:
Nearest Airport: Geneva (100km)
Coach Available: To Saint Gervais, then local coach
Fun Fact: A hidden gem of a resort
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UCPA AGE POLICY

All Inclusive Activity Holidays for 18 to 39 year olds

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Testimonials

Read what our clients say about us

  • We all appreciate that we are inside one of those perfect moments, heightened by the expectation of another afternoon riding the perfect, untracked powder that our instructor...
    Matt J
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent (7/10). Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon...
    Anna R
  • Everyone at the Flaine UCPA centre was very friendly and spoke perfect English.
    Tong Tong
  • No matter how hard you try, when you book everything separately (especially with the Euro and price of food at the moment), you will never beat UCPA.
    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
  • Lunch and dinner were epic. Buffet style with delicious and varied options each day and night. Not cheap foods either - Full roast chickens, ribs, roast beef, etc. Unreal!
    Ron H
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc. We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A