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UCPA Les Arcs

The Les Arcs UCPA is one of their biggest and most impressive centres with a capacity of 460 people. It is located bang on the piste and could not be more of a ski in ski out centre! The centre has all the usual UCPA facilities including 3 dining rooms, 3 separate bars, a TV room and a nightclub and has a recently renovated ski shop, boot room and changing area. The centre is about 15 minutes walk from town but most people tend to stay on site. The centre has a very friendly and vibrant atmosphere and with its large capacity, nightclub and bars is generally a much more exciting après ski venue than town!

Rooms

  • Multishare rooms are 4 person
  • Bathroom facilities are shared

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

  • Very limited parking on site

Location

  • Located right on the piste
  • 15 minutes walk from Arc 1600

UCPA LES ARCS FACTS

  0 minutes
 
15 minutes
 
 
4 persons

 
500
 
Full board
 
Bar 
Nightclub
Wifi


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LES ARCS FACTS

Best For: Relaxed skiing
Resort Charm:
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Nearest Airport: Geneva (192km), Chambery (104km)
Coach Available:
Fun Fact: A funicular from Bour St Maurice takes just 7 minutes
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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 food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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