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Choosing your ski resort: the experts' 10 top tips

A world favourite for its slopes, the French Alps have welcomed some 55 million skiers, but trends are changing and people no longer wake-up at the break of dawn to be among the first to strike through the untouched fresh powder. While skiers are still flocking to the mountains, they now go for a range of activities, including well-being treatments, hiking, extreme sports or just for a long weekend of blues skies and sunshine. Whether you're planning your next ski holiday as a family, whether you have handicapped friends joining you, or you just like the idea of spending time outdoors, we have investigated France's resorts to give you a bit of background information when it comes to choosing where to go.