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Argentiere

Argentiere is a small village located 10 minutes up the valley from Chamonix and sharing the same five ski areas. The village has a more personal and friendly feel than its world famous neighbour and is a popular hangout among the more serious skiers. The Mont Blanc Massif provides a stunning backdrop to the valley with some of the most striking alpine scenery to be found anywhere in the world. If you would like to ski the Chamonix valley but enjoy a smaller village atmosphere then Argentiere is the resort for you!

 

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Ski Area

Argentiere accesses the same five ski areas which have made Chamonix a world famous destination. The skiing is varied and vast although definitely biased in favour of the advanced skier. There are some easier slopes but it is generally considered a difficult place to learn. The off piste/backcountry skiing is what makes the Chamonix valley so special. The depth and variety of lift accessed high mountain and back country terrain is outstanding including Europe's longest off piste run, the Valle Blanche, and the infamous Grant Montets ski area.

Argentiere-Town

Town Centre

The village or Argentiere is much smaller than Chamonix with a wonderfully friendly and local atmosphere which many people in fact prefer. Whilst it may not have quite as many bars as Chamonix, the bars it does have are very lively and offer some of the best après ski in the valley. Argentiere has a small selection of shops, cafes and bakeries and for those wanting a bit more Chamonix is just a short bus ride away.

Argentiere-Centre

​UCPA Centre 

Argentiere UCPA is on the high street, metres from the village bars, bakery’s and shops. The historic Victorian building was completely refurbished in 2013 and now offers fantastic 3 star accommodation. Inside there is the equipment room, drying rooms, large restaurant and plenty of social space to relax in as well as the bar and more livelier areas to enjoy the après party.

 

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CHAMONIX FACTS

Best For: Extreme Skiing
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Nearest Airport: Geneva (109km)
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Fun Fact: Mont Blanc 4810m
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UCPA AGE POLICY

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.

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Testimonials

  • The UCPA has its own bar which is slightly cheaper than anywhere else in the resort. It has a pool table, comfy seats and a good atmosphere. 
    Ron H
  • The food is great and there is tons of it from breakfast, lunch, snack time (after your day on the slopes) and dinner in the evening. My favourite meal this year was on the Thursday evening when it was...
    Peter E
  • 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
  • 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
  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A
  • The kit is top quality and new and there is a workshop for any adjustments or changes you may require during your week.
    Elliot B
  • 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
  • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
    Anna R
    

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Argentiere | Beginners Snowboarding

As a 19 year old with the expensive hobby of snowboarding, finding the money to go on trips away isn't always easy however with the deal that Action Outdoors was offering I couldn't resist!

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