Accommodation in Multi Share rooms (extra for twin)
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Instruction/Guide (if selected)
Lift passes, or any other cost related to your activity course (hut nights, green fee's, entry charges etc)
Ski & Medical Insurance
In fact, the only extra costs are transport (if you don't select), and a few social beers!
Off Piste Snowboard & Splitboard Courses
If you like to venture past the piste markers to escape the crowds and in search of the best conditions then check out UCPA off piste snowboard courses. UCPA has a huge range of courses for all abilities, from advanced level courses for those relatively new to off piste to expert level high moutain and splitboarding courses. The more advanced levels are led by qualified mountain guides that will push your limits with some of the best descents in the area.
Riding off piste comes with some real dangers that's why it's vital even the most experienced off piste snowboarders explore new or unfamiliar areas with a qualified guide. As well as refreshing avalanche safety and offering helpful tips for improving your technique, the UCPA guide's local knowledge comes with the advantage of knowing where to find the best conditions and descents. So as well as being safer while in the mountains you will also get to experience the very best the area has to offer.
The UCPA has courses for advanced level snowboarders who want to learn and develop off piste skills. Equally there are courses for expert level off piste boarders who want to be challenged, improve their self reliance in the mountains and of course find the best conditions. Read the course descriptions carefully to ensure you select a course at the right level for you. The UCPA instructors/guides will move anyone from the course that they feel aren't the correct level. This is important for the safety and the enjoyment of the group.
Full Time (23 Hrs)
You will have 9 or 10 half day sessions in group with your instructor or guide. You'll still have free boarding time at the end of each day and on Sunday and Saturday to board with friends, practise or just relax. The more advanced courses that involve glacier boarding or rope work to access steep routes will be led by a UAIGM qualified guide (very often they are also fully qualified ski instructors too).
UCPA teaching style is different to the private instruction you may have experienced before. You spend much more time with your instructor/guide and the group therefore it's much less formal, less intense and more fun. Of course you will be learning but this isn't 'ski school' it's all about boarding, having fun, challenging yourself and learning the skills and knowledge to become safer in the mountains.
Will vary from resort to resort - typically:-
Saturday - Arrival day, check in & meet other participants
Sunday - Collect equipment early morning, free boarding day
Mon - Fri - Guided boarding in groups with your instructor. Normally Wednesday is just a 1/2 day of instruction.
Saturday - Departure day, board till lunchtime, enjoy a lunch, clear your room & say good bye (till the next time)
You will be provided with off-piste board, boots plus transceiver, shovel and probe. For more advanced courses harnesses and climbing gear will be provided too.
One of the nicest things about a UCPA holiday is the social aspect - it's a great way to meet new people through sharing good sporting times together. Whether you travel by yourself, or with friends you're sure to make some great new friendships through the week.
One thing you can be sure of is that you'll be with a great bunch of like minded people and with one of the best instructors on the mountain.