I had high expectations of this UCPA trip, as we had really enjoyed our stay at the UCPA Les Contamines in 2012. Friends who had been to Flaine before had said that the UCPA there was far better and so we were keen. One must keep in mind that these are very budget properties, so one cannot expect the Ritz.
The rooms were nice, and it was better to have your own bathroom (the other one had 2 rooms share one bathroom which I hated as I'm not accustomed to this). The kids entertainment area left a lot to be desired. The main downfall was the restaurant. It is huge and extremely noisy at meal times. It has the feel of a school canteen, and the food was only just mediocre. I had been told that the food was good, so this was most disappointing. In fact, the person who had said this was with us, and was also most disappointed with the cuisine.
Having said that, the snow conditions are fabulous, and that alone would make me go back. We have skied in Czech Republic, various places in USA, various places in Austria, in Switzerland and in France, and I can absolutely say that the snow conditions together with the lifts etc, are really very good in Flaine.
One really bad thing was that there were a number of thefts while we were at the UCPA Flaine - from inside the hotel. One friend left her bag on a chair and walked away for a short time, and when she returned the bag was gone - and quite a lot of money was in it. Yes, she should not have left the bag unattended, but one does not expect something to go missing in front of a whole bunch of people. Then another friend did not leave on our coach. Like most of us, he left his baggage in the reception area while waiting for the coach. The ENTIRE suitcase was pinched along with his jacket hanging over it. We were told that the reception had security camera's, but some excuse was given for them not being able to see who the thief was. So, do keep your personal belongings close.
If it's only skiing and/or snowboarding you want, then this is the place to go.
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