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We are Europe’s largest provider of all inclusive Ski and Snowboard instructed and guided courses

Based in top resorts across the French Alps, we offer an unbeatable range of opportunities for all levels, from beginner to expert – everything included in the price.

Accommodation in UCPA centers

Hostel-style accomodation, social and friendly made for meeting likeminded people from all over the world

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner of hearty French food – don´t forget a visit to the cheese board

All technical equipment hire

Skis, boards, boots and for the more advanced courses avalanche and touring kit

Liftpass (when required)

A liftpass for the whole duration of your stay is included

Instruction or guiding

From beginner instructor to a mountain guide for the Haute Route – it is all included in the price

All inclusive ski and snowboard holidays

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Join one of our courses to transition from On Piste to Off Piste skiing

Off piste skiing can be anything from going off the edge of the piste, to skiing complicated terrain far away the beaten track. Exploring more of the mountain in natural terrain is a whole new level of fun but it comes with an increased level of risk and a different style of skiing.

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Check out our discounted trips – open to anyone aged 18 to 25, including those aged 25

Trips for under 25s are discounted to encourage young people in to sport. During peak weeks, the discount available for 18-25s can be up to 35% compared to standard trips. Making UCPA an extremely affordable way to go skiing without forgoing any quality...

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Find out more about our beginner to expert ski touring courses

Ski touring opens so many dimensions when it comes to skiing, the most obvious one being you can go where the ski lifts can't, which means you can go where the masses can't, which means you get the benefit of escaping the crowds as well making fresh tracks!

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Learn more about our beginner ski courses, half or full time lessons

The UCPA set up is perfect to help beginners learn to ski. Everything is in the house – equipment hire, instruction, all meals, lift passes. If you are travelling with friends on a different level, the UCPA concept is brilliant as it enables them to join a course of their ability.

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Five different levels of snowboard instruction groups

Snowboarding courses for absolute beginners to expert level

Our two most popular piste snowboarding courses are S​nowboard Half Time and Snowboard Full Time. The former provides you with half day lessons in either the morning or the afternoon, whereas the latter is both morning and afternoon sessions.

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UCPA Planète

world wide & year round activity holidays all with the same great all inclusive concept

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Where to go?

Let our cunning Resort Advisor guide you to which resort that flicks your switch

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New to UCPA?

We are about to tell you something that will change your life forever

Traveling as a group?

It is easy to book a group holiday with us

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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

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