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Fancy staying longer than one week?

If you can escape the office for ten days, a fortnight or more (so far we have had a six week stay by the luckiest person in the world!) then why not maximise your time on the snow?

If you contact the Action Outdoors team with your thoughts, we can help put them into action. Whether you are after a zero to hero ski course, taking your piste skills into the off piste environment, to discover the world of ski touring, then we can propose a program that has this in mind. You can stay at the same centre for the period, getting to know the ski area like the back of your hand, or you can spend each week exploring a new resort, the choice is yours!

This option is very popular for those that are looking to take part in an intensive ski instructors course but are looking to improve their own ability first. Or for those that want to make the most of a career break. However, some people are just lucky enough to have the flexibility with work that we all dream of achieving.

There is a small discount (the cost of the middle Saturday night) that we can take off the price of your holiday when you stay for consecutive weeks. Our computer system doesn't allow this to happen automatically so please email the office at info@action-outdoors.co.uk to request this once you have paid your deposit on each individual holiday.

 

Ideas:

01_34x34pxBeginner to Hero - 4 weeks
Full time instruction at Tignes for 2 weeks
Half time instruction at Flaine
Full time instruction at Chamonix


02_34x34pxIntermediate level - 3 weeks
Full time instruction at Val d'Isere
Full time instruction at Les Arcs
Full time off piste instruction at Val Thorens


03_34x34pxIntroduction to Off Piste - 2 weeks
Full time instruction at Argentiere
Off Piste instruction at Argentiere


04_34x34pxOff Piste Adventure - 2 weeks
Off Piste Full Time at Serre Chevalier
UCPA Off Piste Grand Traces at Serre Chevalier


05_34x34pxIntro to ski touring - 10 days
Off Piste Full Time at Argentiere
4 day Intro to ski touring break at Argentiere

Logistics

If you are staying at the same resort then the logistics are easy. If you are requiring transfers, please just select transfer for your first week then email the office to ask them to change the return date. If you are travelling by coach, then please select own travel and book directly with Snow Express.

If you are hoping to change resorts, then please be aware that some resorts aren't that well linked without a trip back to the airport. Here are those that are quite easy to get between:

 1. Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs, La Plagne and Val Thorens lie along the same valley and can be accessed by using the local bus and train. You can access these resorts from either Grenoble or Geneva airport.

You can then head to the airport and take a transfer out to:

2. Grenoble airport Les Deux Alpes or Serre Chevalier (can be linked by local bus, not accessible by the Snow Express Coach)

3. Geneva airport Les Contamines, Flaine, Chamonix or Argentiere (all of these resorts can be linked by train and bus)

If you don't have a clue what to do or where to go? Try our

SNOW EXPRESS SKI COACH

Why not start your holiday together in London Victoria? The coach is just about the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to get to the Alps and so much easier to organise than last minute flights. 

Just click on 'Coach' in the travel option tab when you make your group booking!

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

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