1) Thinking of going skiing or snowboarding in France this winter? Don't bother...

Photo: Tristan Kennedy

2) For starters all the resorts are all purpose-built, charmless sink-estates

Photo: S Lerendeu / Avoriaz tourism

3) Trust us, ski-in, ski-out essentially that means you’ll be living in a ghetto

Photo: L. Salino / Alpe d’Huez Tourisme

4) The slopes are always so damn crowded

Photo: Matt Georges

5) And getting Freshies after a storm? Forget it, the place is a mogul field by lunchtime

Photo: Tristan Kennedy

6) You have to hike miles away from the lift to get any fresh powder

Photo: P Royer

7) Of course, there's no word in French for après ski...

Photo: Folie Douce

8) Any room that’s got a half-decent view costs a fortune...

Photo: C Martelet

9) And don’t even get us started on the flippin’ taxi drivers

Photo: Avoriaz tourism

10) If you don't fancy skiing, there's nothing else to do

Photo: Les Gets

11) If you've got kids they'll probably hate their ski instructor

Photo: N Joly

12) Case in point

Photo: Gilles Baron

13) The French are just plain mean to kids

Photo: La Joie de Vivre

14) Yep, it's pretty much the worst family holiday ever

Photo: B Longo

15) To get to the French mountains you'll have to fly, and flying's rubbish

Photo: Gilles Baron

16) Or you’ll have to take a train, and they’re god-awful things

Photo: Manu Reyboz

17) But the worst thing about France? The snowboarders tearing up the place. Vandals!

Photo: Mint Snowboarding

18) They're taking over!

Photo: Mint Snowboarding

19) To be fair, you can’t blame them for staying away from the parks, they’re AWFUL places…

Photo: Vanessa Andrieux

20) With nothing challenging to hit

Photo: Tristan Kennedy

21) And really limited options for beginners and intermediates

Photo: Les Deux Alpes

22) Yep, all-in-all skiing and snowboarding in France is rubbish.

Photo: Tristan Kennedy

23) Just the absolute worst.

Photo: Tristan Kennedy

To see more photos of all the awful things about skiing and snowboarding in France, check out the live Instagram feed from France's resorts at thefrenchpisteproject.com

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