Solo Ski & Snowboard Holidays 

Travelling solo on a ski holiday is a very normal thing. Skiing is not everyone's cup of tea and sometimes trying to convince friends, significant other halves or family to join you is more hassle than it is worth!

Absolutely every ski holiday on our website is fine for a solo traveller to book. You will feel welcome as soon as you walk into reception and within hours will realise that a huge number of people travel by themselves to UCPA. However, once a month we organise specific solo ski weeks for those wanting some reassurance that they won't be the only person travelling on their own. During the winter we send a Rep along to help co-ordinate the singles ski weeks. They don't actively arrange a structured week of pub crawls and evening socials (unless the Rep feels the urge for a dance and invites everyone along), but instead let the week evolve by itself allowing people to join in or opt out as they please.

The great thing about UCPA is just how naturally social it is - whether you are an introvert or extrovert character, you will soon find yourself laughing with your classmates, catching up with your room mates, relaxing reading a book in the bar with a glass of wine or dancing the night away with the random person you sat next to during dinner!

Single Snowboard holidays

Solo snowboarders are also very welcome though you do have a tendency to party hard. Please don't destroy the Rep too much!

When we refer to ski holidays, we also mean snowboard!

No Single Supplements

With no single supplements and a range of evening entertainment available, our holidays are perfect for single travellers both skiers and snowboarders. The friendly atmosphere, shared rooms, social bar and the communal dining make meeting people a natural aspect of the week for groups and singles alike. So if you’re struggling to organise a holiday due to friends not committing, take a look at any of our programs on offer!

Are most popular resorts for Solo travellers are Chamonix, Flaine, Val Thorens, Tignes, Les Deux Alpes and Val d'Isere. 

Group Skiing and Snowboarding

We highly recommend solo travellers to attend a course so that you meet others of the same ability level and instantly have others to ski with without feeling out of your depth or wasting your time. Skiing alone is fun for a while and great for practicing techniques but one of the things that people enjoy most about a ski holiday is exploring the mountain and enjoying a vin chaud when the weather closes in, both are much better when shared! 

The instruction is for all ability levels, whether you have grown up in the mountains or have never seen snow before. Depending on which resort, you can chose between full and half time instruction. The teaching certainly isn't like the typical 1 or 2 hr private lesson. Because you spend much more time with the instructor and the group the learning can be much less structured. Of course there will be some formal teaching, practicing and perfecting, but there's plenty time to enjoy and explore the mountain.

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

Resort Guide Chamonix Argentiere Flaine Val Thorens La Plagne Les Arcs Tignes Val D'isere Deux Alpes Serre Chevalier


  • Imagine moules mariniereier, steak (cooked how you like it) and paella just to name a few options during our week and you get a picture of how well fed you will be at UCPA.
    Elliot B
  • The lessons are brilliant with fun instructors who know how to give everyone individual instruction and to party when its time to party.
    Asim A
  • The quality of the equipment is second to none and the ability to easily swap things over if they’re not quite right is so useful. 
    Amelia S
  • Action Outdoors set up a personal group page and as a group leader, I did’t have to worry about taking everyone’s payments. Each group member is responsible to pay their own way through the group page directly to Action Outdoors. Win!
    Asim A
  • Having never used UCPA before I was not sure what to expect but the week I spent there was absolutely fantastic and I genuinely can’t wait to go back.
    Richard J
  • 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 kit is top quality and new and there is a workshop for any adjustments or changes you may require during your week.
    Elliot B
  • Describing the UCPA is difficult. Not because there is a lack of adjectives to adequately convey the amount of fun you’ll have while you are there, the friendliness of the instructors, the quality of the food...
    Mark D


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