faq

Frequently Asked Questions

Booking Your Holiday

  • 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?

  • Which resort should I pick?

  • Can I book directly with UCPA?

  • Is my money safe with Action Outdoors ?

  • Can I pay in installments?

  • I’m already a good skier/boarder – why should I take any lessons?

  • I am under 18 or over 39 can I book with the UCPA?

  • How do I get to the resort?

  • I’m a complete beginner – should I ski or board?

  • Can I learn to ski & board on the same holiday?

  • Why is there a difference in price between skiing & boarding?

  • I'm a student, can I get a discount?

  • What level am I/what course can I join?

  • Can I get a discount?

  • How do I book?

  • I haven't received my confirmation email

Formal Questions

  • What type of insurance should I have?

  • What insurance do you offer?

  • What is your cancellation policy?

  • What if there is no snow?

  • How do I make an amendment to my holiday?

  • What happens if I need to make a complaint?

General Questions

  • 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?

  • Are helmets provided?

  • Will all my friends be in the same ski group?

  • What about clothing – is that provided?

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

  • What should I pack?

  • My friend is a boarder & I’m a skier – will we be in the same group?

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

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Testimonials

  • Most centers are “ski-in” and the nearest lift is only 100m away. They are almost all in a town centre for easy drinking access. Some are further out but cheaper as a result.
    Anna R
  • I can whole heartedly recommend UCPA to anyone, experienced riders or total novices alike will absolutely love it.
    Richard J
  • 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
  • Our guide Cyril was absolutely amazing and found us fresh powder tree runs all day, without a hike, when it hadn’t snowed for 15 days
    Oliver P
  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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