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UCPA Hostel, Val d'Isere

Fantastic fully inclusive holidays right in the heart or resort

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This hostel is in a fantastic location just three minutes walk from the centre of resort where you'll find plenty of bars, restaurants and shops and also just a few minutes from the lifts and the pistes.

This traditional wood / stone UCPA chalet sleeps 250 in rooms of three to eight people. All multi-share rooms have their own sink, with separate shower and toilet, shared with one other room.

Within the building is the dining room, bar, ski / board hire room, large ski storage rooms, and even a nightclub in the basement which rivals clubs in the resort centre for popularity. You can also gain free entry into the swimming pool in Val d'Isere with UCPA liftpass NB no board shorts allowed - only trunks!

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. In Serre Chevalier lunch is often a BBQ on the deck when the sun is shining (frequent in this sunny valley).

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

The UCPA staff lay on an entertainment program each week. It's certainly not Butlins and there is no pressure to take part - all quite low key. Typical program would include stretching in the early evening, crepe making, quiz, sketch evening and karaoke. Equally in Val d'Isere town centre, a few minutes walk, there is a massive selection of bars and nightclubs to suit all tastes.

UCPA is more than 40 years old, and was originally set-up by the French government to encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors. It is now a "not for profit" organisation with all profits being put back into refurbishing the centres. The ethos of sport is still first on the agenda, but the instructors and centre staff don't forget that it is still your holiday.

Action Outdoors' prices at UCPA include:

  • Lift Pass
  • Ski / Board Hire
  • Instruction
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

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Towns Nearby

Val d'Isere centre is an array of lovely shops, restaurants, chalets, hotels and apartments. With beautiful views of the surrounding mountains this bustling village centre is nestled into the valley. Classic chalet style hotels and buildings constructed with stone and wood give the centre of Val d'isere a traditional and warm feel. The centre of Val d'Isere is where the heart of the resort lies and with the beautiful high street, lovely buildings and magnificent surrounding mountains it is easy to see why it remains a popular destination for many.

Restaurants Nearby

With an eclectic mix of restaurants to choose from in the centre of Val d'Isere there will be something to suit everyone's taste buds. Local French restaurants can be found dotted around the high street along with sushi restaurants, Italian restaurants and the more traditional Savoyard restaurants. 

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Sights Nearby

The Vanoise National Park is accessible from Val d'Isere and is well worth a hike over to in the summer months. It's a protected area of natural beauty and you're sure to spot some of the local wildlife on your visit. 

Things to Do Nearby

In the winter the centre of Val d'Isere is a buzzing and vibrant place to be. Boutique, designer and sports shops line the high street, restaurants and bars welcome guests from the cold outside and intricate ice sculptures can often be seen dotted around the pavements. With the regular bus services to and from the Rond Point giving access to both the Solaise and Bellevarde ski area, to La Daille and to Le Fornet you can hop on the bus and be at a ski area within minutes. 

The summer welcomes beautiful sunshine, green trees and plenty to do. Mountain biking is a popular acitivity in the summer time with lift access from Val d'Isere to Tignes you can explore the various trails and routes the mountain has to offer. There are also several walking and hiking routes that you can do giving you the freedom to explore the mountains and their breathtaking secenery. Plenty of summer activities can be enjoyed that are perfect for families and groups; you can even jump in the car and in just a short drive over to Tignes indulge in a spot of summer skiing on the Glacier. The centre of Val d'Isere is much quieter in the summer but it still has a lot to offer. The sports centre is open all year round so there is access to the swimming pool and gym, as well as some of the sports shops and restaurants on the high street opening their doors.  

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Lifts/Pistes Nearby

The centre of Val d'Isere has easy access to the Solaise and Olympique lifts which take you respectively towards the Pissaillas glacier or towards the linked ski area of Tignes - forming the huge Espace Killy ski area.   

Also see: Ski Areas in Val d'Isere, France

Nightlife Nearby

There is a bustling nightlife scene in Val d'Isere, from lively bars and lounges at apres ski to nightclubs where you can dance until daylight. Whether you're looking for a more refined place to drink, or a dancing on tables kind of bar, there is literally something for everyone here!

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Location: Val d'Isere - Centre


Style

Star Rating: 1 Star

Catering Basis: Catered

Property Style: Dormitory | Hostel | Hotel


Services

Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers

Catering: Full-board


Facilities

Room: Ski / Boot Room

Car-parking: Parking on property

Entertainment: Restaurant | Drinks bar | Nightclub | WiFi / Internet

Outdoor: Terrace

View: Mountain view


Contact

Open Seasons: Winter

Address: Rue Nicolas Bazile | Val d'Isere - Centre | 73150

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