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UCPA Argentiere

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Bushey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a week's boarding in Morzine at the start of January with friends. The snow wasn't great and the off-piste course I took was more dirt than snow. I decided I wanted another week away but none of my friend's had the money, that's when I found UCPA. If you just want to do some hardcore snowboarding or skiing...

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Thetford
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great value, lovely staff, fantastic skiing! You can't beat UCPA for it's affordable and philanthropic concept. The whole principle is based on making outdoor activities accessible for all and they certainly do that. Argentière UCPA is my favourite UCPA and this was my third time back. For off piste and back country skiing, it doesn't get much better. For the...

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Thank Hartoflead
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Good budget accommodation for people who don't mind hostel style accommodation, shared rooms and shared bathrooms. Good access to Grands Montetes ski area (10 min walk to the lift) and on the main bus route.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Rooms are basic and breakfast was not up to much but for the price you really can't complain. Evening meal on the other hand was always amazing. Entertainment on most night and a cheapish bar made UPCA a nice place to stay. I would go back but for a males friends holiday. Not sure the wife would enjoy the walk...

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Blyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Brill! 8 of us in total. 5 together in our own room, 2 sharing 4 bed room. Staff were friendly but a little French language would be beneficial. English only speakers are fine though👍🏻 Breakfast a bit dull, but ok. Sandwiches made at breakfast time for lunch on the slopes. Reasonable choice. Evening meal was typical buffet. Good and plenty...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

If you're starting out or you're pretty experienced, the UCPA is a great place to stay. They provide fantastic accommodation (dorm or private room) , awesome food, great equipment and the staff, instructors and guide are very experienced and good fun. Argentiere is a good location, sleepily village in the chamonix valley higher up. Access to so many slopes and...

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Thank Mtoko
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I can't ask for a better way to end my 2016. Ski full time instruction for around £600, covering all meals, accommodation, day and night activities! UCPA is a nonprofit with incredibly friendly staff and visitors. Highly recommended! The lodging is very high quality here. Clean, modern and functional. You will have a great time!

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Thank Eva L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

UCPA Argentiere was a fantastic base for a week of summer hiking in the Chamonix Valley. My friend and I booked last minute through Action Outdoors - we didn't opt to take one of the week-long courses as we wanted to be able to take the week at our own pace and plan our own hikes, but UCPA represented great...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

The UCPA staff; reception, the kitchen, bar, instructors and entertainment team make Argentiere UCPA centre a soulful and warm place. I enjoyed each day, found the instruction to be professional; I learnt a lot. It was my boyfriends birthday during our stay and I e-mailed the centre prior to our arrival to request a cake with candles to be brought...

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Froson, Sweden
Reviewed 14 January 2016

All you need for a ski trip- clean good room, good food, nice staff, humorous friends. The only negative thing is the sauna which is not of finnish quality, but rather a weak copy of one. But still- there Was a Sauna, which is better than No Sauna!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All Inclusive accommodation with 3 meals per day, in house instruction and sports equipment hire on site. Modest accommodation with multi share rooms of between 4 and 7 people. High quality sports instruction with all costs covered including lift pass. Winter sports packages include off piste freeride, ski touring and snowboarding. Summer program includes climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking and walking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about UCPA Argentiere

Address: 170 rue Charlet Straton, 74400 Argentiere, Chamonix, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Chamonix > Argentiere
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“If you're in a shared room - check in early and grab a bottom bunk - unless you want the exercise. At dinner try everything and check back because new things did seem to appear midway through Get in after a day on the slopes for tea and cake.”
kazarooony, 20 Apr 2012 | Read review
“No lift so avoid top floor, tough after a long day skiing”
SimonH43, 29 Aug 2011 | Read review
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