UCPA Argentiere

UCPA Argentiere is located on the village main street, meters away from the local bars, bakeries and shops. The historic Victorian building was fully refurbished in 2013 making it one of the newest and most comfortable UCPA centres. Within the centre there is an equipment room, a drying room, a dining hall, a bar and plenty of social space to relax after a hard day on the slopes.

Argentiere village is part of the Chamonix valley, sharing the same ski areas as the world famous main town of Chamonix. The various ski areas are spread along the valley. The largest and most famous ski area 'Grand Montets' is actually in the village of Argentiere and is only a 5min walk from the UCPA centre. The other ski areas are accessed by  an efficient bus service. There are free buses regularly between all the ski areas, villages and main town in the Chamonix valley. UCPA also has minibuses which they use to transport instruction groups between the various ski areas when required.


  • Multishare rooms are 4 -6 person rooms
  • Twin rooms are available for a small supplement
  • Bathrooms are shared

WC and shower facilities are available in the corridors and are shared between rooms. No rooms are en suite.


The meals are buffet style with various options to pick from. Breakfast options include yogurts, cereals, bread, fruit juice, coffee and tea. Don't be surprised to see hot drinks are taken French style, from a soup bowl!  

Typically lunch is prepared at breakfast time and taken up the mountain to be eaten as a picnic. There is a always a good variety of bread, meats, cheeses, salad and fruit available. The picnic lunch means maximum time on the mountain and saving money on expensive mountain side restaurants.  

Dinner is a 3 or 4 course buffet. Typically there is soup or salad option for starter, a main course (fish, meat, vegetarian alternative) desert and a meat and cheese board to finish. 

Any special dietary requirements should be made known to reception staff at check-in. Generally vegetarians will find a suitable option. For other dietary requirements please see our detailed information pages.


The UCPA staff lay on an entertainment program each week. There is no pressure to take part in any of the activities. A typical activity programme includes stretching, a quiz night, karaoke, a pub crawl and a live band. There are a number of local bars if you would prefer to leave the centre in the evenings.


The UCPA is a not for profit organisation offering great value adventure holidays to top resorts across France. You can learn more about the history and ethos of the UCPA here. If this is the first time travelling with the UCPA you can read more about what to expect from your UCPA holiday here.

Useful facts

  • UCPA has minibuses which they use to transport instruction groups between the various ski areas when required.
  • There is plenty of free car parking near by in the village.


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UCPA was originally set up to provide affordable adventure holiday packages for people aged 18 to ​39.

Today the UCPA has a wide variety of excellent value ski & snowboard packages for people of all ages.