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UCPA Holiday Centre, Tignes

Fully inclusive activity holidays close to the pistes & the resort centre

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Not your regular hostel, this holiday centre is run by UCPA who offer affordable, all-inclusive activity holidays in Tignes. Situated at the foot of the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes Val Claret, the centre is located just across the road from the slopes and 100m from the shops and the village centre.​

The Tignes UCPA centre is at an altitude of 2100m and consists of two large traditional chalets. There is a drag lift to take you the 50m from your door to the main lifts at Val Claret if you don't want to walk, and when the snow conditions allow, you can ski right back to the bar in the UCPA - perfect for that apres ski drink! The centre is a two minute walk from the town centre and there is a reasonably priced public car park directly opposite.

Rooms are sold on a multi-share basis and each sleeps up to 4 people. Each room has its own sink and communal bathroom facilities shared between two rooms. Sleeping up to 344 people in total, this is a great accommodation choice for a large group of friends or a sports club looking to keep costs reasonable.

The UCPA staff lay on a low key entertainment programme each week for the enjoyment of guests and there is also a lively resident's bar with dance floor, a games room and a separate TV lounge. The resort centre itself is only a 100m walk away where there is a great selection of bars & nightclubs to suit all tastes. However, when you can even rent and service your skis/boards on site, you'll just have no reason to leave the premises except to ski!

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What's included

UCPA holiday centres can only be booked as part of their all-inclusive holidays and the prices include:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lift Pass
  • Ski / Board Hire
  • Instruction

Do the sums - a lift pass alone costs more than 200€, ski hire 100€ and instruction more than 250€!

Worth knowing

Access to the resort swimming pool/water park and natural ice skating rink is free on presentation of your lift pass.

The Bar

There is a lively resident's bar in the centre for a spot of apres ski or a social drink in the evenings.

The Restaurant

The food is served buffet style each day. Breakfast is yogurts, cereals, fruit juice, coffee and bread - don't be surprised to see that the coffee, tea or hot chocolate is taken French style - a soup bowl!

Typically lunch is a DIY picnic made up at breakfast time (great choice of breads, meats, cheeses, pasta, salad, fruit, sweets etc). The picnic lunch means maximum time on the mountains without spending a fortune on expensive mountain side restaurants. Note that beginners will often return to the centre for a hot lunch.

Dinner is a 4 course buffet - typically a salad bar style starter, choice of 3 or 4 main courses - most often including fish, cheese selection, fruit, dessert and ice-cream freezer. Any special dietry requirements should be made known to reception staff at check-in. Generally vegetarians will find a wide enough choice within the buffet.


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