faq

Frequently Asked Questions

Booking your holiday - Summer

  • Can I book with you even if I am not from the UK?

  • Why are your holidays so cheap?

  • Can I book a twin room?

  • Can I book directly with UCPA?

  • Can I pay in instalments?

  • I’m already good at the activity chosen – why should I take any lessons?

  • I am under 18 or over 45 can I book with the UCPA?

  • How do I get to the resort?

  • Can I get a discount?

  • How do I book?

  • I haven't received my confirmation email

Formal Questions -Summer

  • What type of insurance should I have?

  • What insurance do you offer?

  • What is your cancellation policy?

  • How do I make an amendment to my holiday?

  • What happens if I need to make a complaint?

  • I have not received my £100 security deposit back?

General Questions- Summer

  • What should I expect from my holiday?

  • I’m travelling on my own – will I meet other solo travellers?

  • Do I need to bring a deposit?

  • What are the room sharing arrangements?

  • Is all equipment provided? What should I pack?

  • I’ve got my own equipment – should I bring it?

  • Will all my friends be in the same group?

  • What happens if I have an issue when in resort?

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Testimonials

  • It’s hard not to sound like a fanatic about the whole thing, but I’ve vowed to go to UCPA on every ski holiday I ever take in future. You can’t argue with paying half the price of a normal trip, and getting twice as much!
    Oliver P
  • The instructors always push you to go that extra mile – I even managed to go down the mountain backwards last time! – but are totally cool when you’ve had enough and that vin chaud is calling your name. 
    Amelia S
  • What I hadn’t realised from my internet research was how brilliant the non-skiing experience in the UCPA centre itself would be – and that was what really made the holiday for me...
    Oliver P
  • The food is to die for too! A good breakfast with the option of a packed or hot lunch is only the start – crepes are often available on return from a hard days skiing followed by a gourmet dinner...
    Elliot B
  • UCPA understands the needs of all it’s visitors; it has a ski room open every night for if you have any problems with equipment, stretching classes after your long days on the slopes, wi-fi access which you... 
    Peter E
  • In my opinion, UCPA should really stand for something like ‘Unbelievably Cheap, Perfectly Awesome’ because it really is the best way to see the French Alps on a budget.  Or not even on a budget for that matter, because the enthusiasm of the instructors, quality (and quantity!) of the food and genera...
    Amelia S
  • I snowboard at the moderate/expert level, but my boyfriend doesn’t have to get bored waiting for me to head across the flats because he’s high up in the mountains remembering how to use transceivers with the extreme expert ski group. 
    Amelia S
  • We were always encouraged to push ourselves, quite often going off-piste and attempting things we wouldn’t have previously felt capable of.
    Mary T