I skied St Anton this winter and Zermatt the year before. I'm thinking about making it over again this coming winter. This one book I have shows Val to have quite a bit more advanced % terrain than Courcheval or Les Arcs or Verbier - my other choices, So Val looks good for me. Add Chamonix to the mix. Chamonix is closest, and another choice, but it seems smaller. Verbier is cool because I could take an easy train ride and wouldn't have to rent a car, like the other 3. In 2010 I had a reasonable room book in Chable but switched to Zermatt because of poor snow. I really liked St. Anton this past year and am looking for big fairly steep mountain to ski(but have no need to venture into true no-fall zones). Someone I met at St Anton said I have to go to France for the big and steep mountains.
Any advice from someone in the know? Also, any moderately price room suggestions at the right spot? If I go to France, I will have to rent a car.
Another option is a big resort with lots of advanced terrain that I could access from Zurich, same difference as going to the resort from Geneva above. What else is there besides St. Anton, doing the train again would be nice.