UCPA Argentiere

UCPA Argentiere is located on the village's main street, only meters from the local bars, bakeries and shops. The historic Victorian building was fully refurbished in 2013 making it one of the newest and most comfortable UCPA centres. Within the centre there is an equipment room, a drying room, a dining hall, a bar and plenty of social space to relax after a hard day on the slopes.

Argentiere is part of the Chamonix valley, sharing the same ski areas as the world famous town. The various ski areas are spread along the valley. The largest and most famous ski area 'Grand Montets' is in the village of Argentiere and is easily accessible from the UCPA. The other ski areas are accessed by bus. There are free buses regularly servicing all the ski areas and villages in the Chamonix valley. The UCPA has minibuses which they use to transport instruction groups between the various ski areas when required.


  • Multishare rooms are 4 -6 person rooms
  • Twin rooms are available for a small supplement
  • Bathrooms are shared

The bedrooms are not en suite. WC and shower facilities are available in the corridors and are shared between rooms.


The meals are buffet style with various options to pick from. Breakfast options include yogurts, cereals, bread, fruit juice, coffee and tea. Don't be surprised to see hot drinks are taken French style, from a soup bowl!  

Typically lunch is prepared at breakfast and taken up the mountain to be eaten as a picnic. There is a always a good variety of bread, meats, cheeses, salad and fruit available.

Dinner is a 3 or 4 course buffet. Typically there is soup or salad option for starter, a main course (fish, meat, vegetarian alternative) desert and a meat and cheese board to finish. 

Any special dietary requirements should be made known to reception staff at check-in. Generally vegetarians will find a suitable option within the buffet.


The UCPA staff lay on an entertainment program each week. There is no pressure to take part in any of the activities. A typical activity programme includes stretching, a quiz night, karaoke, a pub crawl and a live band. There are a number of local bars if you would prefer to leave the centre in the evenings.


The UCPA is a not for profit organisation offering great value adventure holidays to top resorts across France. You can learn more about the history and ethos of the UCPA here. If this is the first time travelling with the UCPA you can read more about what to expect from your UCPA holiday here.

Useful facts

  • There is a special chartered bus every morning to take you directly to the slopes.
  • There is plenty of car parking on site


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UCPA was originally set up to provide affordable adventure holiday packages for people aged 18 to ​45.

Today the UCPA has a wide variety of excellent value ski & snowboard packages for people of all ages.



  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A
  • 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
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    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
  • 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
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    Peter E
  • 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