faq

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?

  • I haven't received my confirmation email

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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Testimonials

  • We were always encouraged to push ourselves, quite often going off-piste and attempting things we wouldn’t have previously felt capable of.
    Mary T
  • 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
  • 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
  • All in all, I can’t recommend UCPA highly enough. It’s the best snow experience you’ll have – guaranteed!
    Amelia S
  • 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 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
  • In my opinion, UCPA should really stand for something like ‘Unbelievably Cheap, Perfectly Awesome’ because it really is the best way to see the French Alps on a budget.  Or not even on a budget for that matter, because the enthusiasm of the instructors, quality (and quantity!) of the food and genera...
    Amelia S
  • What I hadn’t realised from my internet research was how brilliant the non-skiing experience in the UCPA centre itself would be – and that was what really made the holiday for me...
    Oliver P