If you are used to staying in hostels I found this to quite better in quality terms than the average hostel. The rooms are a bit small but I didn't find this to be a problem at all. The place has a lot of facilities like table tennis,foosball, billiards & bar. There is a wifi (no available public pcs to use) but it's extremely slow. I was very pleased with the food variety and quantity, many fruits/vegetables, there was fish available every day and mostly either rice or pasta to accompany. The baths & showers were also above average (comparing to other hostels i've been). The only thing that i consider negative is that if you are sensitive with noise you might have trouble sleeping at night since there there can be a lot of noisy people in the floor. Most of the staff was very helpful and they provided some kind of entertainment every day at 9pm. The snow this year was great and the instructors ability to teach varies between instructors, the group size is usually between 6 to 12. There is ski in but you have to walk 5 mins to ski out.
All in all recommended but if you are a party animal and you travel alone you are probably better off @ val d isere UCPA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The UCPA center Les Arcs 1600 is located 1 750m altitude, it is ranked 2 comfort , this comfort quality label is a simple comfort center. Accommodation and health have been renovated to better satisfy you . Located in the heart of the forest, it has 500 seats with room for 4 people with sinks, toilets and showers on each floor. A 120-seater cabin is reserved to 13-15 during school holidays . ... more less