After attending a family reunion in Frankfurt (Rothenburg), Germany, I've convinced 14 of us to ski Dec 26-29th and then everyone is driving to Paris. Prefer to stay in one area. Although a handful would prefer to wait for the last minute snow report, most want to plan ahead.
Group is diverse including 3 Non-Skiers, 5 that can ski most anything in a US resort, 3 intermediate/advanced, and 3 that have skied only a handful of times. No one has skied in Europe before; most prefer Alta, Utah. Mostly adults except 3 kids (16,14, and 11 that ski well).
Price sensitivity varies to about the same degree as skiing ability:) so I guess we'll find something in the middle.
Chamonix and Zermatt were brought up due to location and name brand. Zermatt was argued against from cost (and nonskiers preferred French to Swiss food) but as long as I convinced everyone Zermatt was the Alta of Europe, it would be fine. (It sounds like it's more of the Deer Valley). Tignes and Val-d'lsere seem like alternatives but add 4 hours or so of driving.
Where would you go? Where would you stay?