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

  • I really liked the fact that everything was included in the package, from equipment hire, to all the meals during day; from skiing lessons to evening entertainments!
    Tong Tong
  • 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
  • A la Carte week - Lessons were good. I went to a few that I thought would benefit me, off-piste and freestyle. The instructors spoke decent enough English and you really learnt as much as you wanted to.
    Ron H
  • 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
  • It’s not just a ski trip, it’s a chance to experience another way of life. I can drink coffee by the bowlful, which feels SO right, practise my rusty French as much I like and eat great food.
    Matt J
  • 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
  • The accommodation is just what is needed as a base when skiing; for evening drinks, a good night’s sleep or rousing entertainment, UCPA always ends up the heartbeat of a week with quizzes, karaoke and a...
    Elliot B
  • 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