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


  • One click and you’ve booked everything. No searching around for lessons, ski-hire etc. And the best thing is you can keep adding people to your group.
    Anna R
  • 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
  • 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
  • There isn’t a part of UCPA that I don’t enjoy, it’s some of the best holidays I’ve had and going to have.
    Peter E
  • There is always such a friendly and open atmosphere and the nights provide a great opportunity to meet new people. Making new friends from all over the world is a virtual certainty and for me personally, this was the...
    Richard J
  • I love the system at UCPA where you can go as a group of friends, but still spend a full day out with other people right at your own level. 
    Amelia S
  • 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
  • UCPAs are like an upmarket hostel. However, they are always comfortable and if you want to meet people, the rooms of 4-6 are a great way of doing so. Even better is most of the UCPAs have some twin rooms...
    Anna R


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