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UCPA Age Policy

UCPA is a not for profit organisation set up more than 50 years ago to encourage young people to participate in outdoors sports and to make the top resorts and quality coaching more accessible and affordable. UCPA has changed a little over the years however the ethos remains very much the same. Therefore although there are some exceptional circumstances and packages, the majority of UCPA courses and holidays have an age restriction of 18-​45. The UCPA has specific exemption from any Age Discrimination Laws in France and Europe due to the ethos behind the organisation. Please read through the Equality Act 2010 for further information. If you are aged 18-​45 you can join any adult UCPA course advertised. Otherwise see below for more information on what options are available for you. 

Exceptions

The UCPA have made some exceptions to their age restrictions in recent years introducing special courses and weeks to allow families, young people aged under 18 and adults aged up to 65 year of age to take advantage of the excellent value UCPA ski and snowboard packages. To learn more about the specific policy for each age group and to find out what is available to your age group please use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate between the different UCPA age ranges.  

Please note that on any given week the UCPA may contain young people aged 16-17 and adults aged 18+, this is at the discretion of the UCPA centre. The UCPA take steps to room minors and adults separately.  

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Testimonials

  • All in all, I can’t recommend UCPA highly enough. It’s the best snow experience you’ll have – guaranteed!
    Amelia S
  • I can whole heartedly recommend UCPA to anyone, experienced riders or total novices alike will absolutely love it.
    Richard J
  • 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 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
  • A la Carte week - Lessons were good. I went to a few that I thought would benefit me, off-piste and freestyle. The instructors spoke decent enough English and you really learnt as much as you wanted to.
    Ron H
  • Most centers are “ski-in” and the nearest lift is only 100m away. They are almost all in a town centre for easy drinking access. Some are further out but cheaper as a result.
    Anna R
  • It’s not just a ski trip, it’s a chance to experience another way of life. I can drink coffee by the bowlful, which feels SO right, practise my rusty French as much I like and eat great food.
    Matt J
  • 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