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Piste de résistance

France is home to some of the biggest linked ski areas in the world with activities on offer for the whole family as well as for seasoned skiers, writes Catherine Murphy.

13th January, 2013
Taking a spectacular tumble on Alpe d'Huez. Photo: Getty

My default setting in life is to complain so, naturally, when it comes to skiing in France, I have to get a few digs in.

I complain about the prices in big-name resorts - primarily, that a basic lunch and drink on the mountain can cost €25. When lift queues are longer than expected, I complain that the lift pass isn't worth the money or that the lift infrastructure isn't all they claim it is.

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