- Skiers and snowboarders aged 18-25 can take an all-inclusive one-week holiday from £525
- For anyone aged between 18 and 30, special weeks exclusively for that age group are available, starting at £545 all-inclusive
Action Outdoors, the UK arm of the not for profit UCPA organisation, has increased its holidays for young people this winter, all at special rates that are even lower than other all-inclusive weeks.
There’s currently over 2,000 spaces available on these holidays across the winter in some of the biggest ski resorts in the French Alps, including Chamonix, Tignes, Val d’Isère, Val Thorens and La Plagne.
The UCPA was originally set up as a French government organisation offering ‘sport for all’ focused on young people. World class facilities and centres across the French Alps have grown and now the UCPA is the second largest ski school in France (after the ESF). Whilst age limits over the years have been relaxed, the value for money on offer remains the same – but, being able to offer good value skiing and snowboarding holidays to young people remains one of its core remits.
Over the past year the 18-25 programme has increased and the new Club Exclusive 18-30 programme has been launched. Both offer reduced rates on all-inclusive ski and snowboard holidays that include full-board accommodation with three meals a day, full area lift passes, ski or snowboard instruction, equipment rental and instruction. With prices starting at £525 and going up to a maximum of £640 (18-25) and £659 (Club 18-30) for a week, the UCPA offers the most attractive way for young people to get onto the slopes this winter.
Managing Director of Action Outdoors, David Robertson, said:
“Most ski holiday prices are going up right now and it’s pretty obvious that for most young people without the bank of mum and dad, or even with that in most cases, affordability of a trip to experience the mountains during the winter is becoming out of reach for the vast majority. We all know that the opportunity for young people to experience this kind of travel and have access to sport is very important and the UCPA has always recognised this. It’s why for anyone between the ages of 18 and 25, all the same holidays on offer to others are discounted and that’s not exclusively for students, it’s anyone in that age group. The Club 18-30 weeks are there to provide an exclusive space within the centre for that age group only, they are offered at highly competitive prices in some of the top resorts in France. We believe that these holidays offer by far the most comprehensive package at the best prices for young people looking for a ski or snowboard holiday this winter”.
UCPA 18-25 holidays with Action Outdoors start from £525pp (going up to a maximum of £640) for 7 nights full-board accommodation including breakfast, large buffet lunch, large buffet dinner, 6.5 days ski pass, ski or snowboard equipment rental, ski instruction for all levels.
Dates: starting from January 6, 2023 through to April 27, 2024.
UCPA Club Exclusive 18-30 holidays with Action Outdoors start from £545pp (going up to a maximum of £659) for 7 nights full-board accommodation including breakfast, large buffet lunch, large buffet dinner, 6.5 days ski pass, ski or snowboard equipment rental, ski instruction for all levels.
Dates: starting from December 30, 2023 through to April 13, 2024