I second all those destinations.
I would hit it in late February\early March for optimal snow conditions.
You can access Zermatt from the Italian side for skiing but the Zermatt village life is fantastic. (no cars, great bars)
Morzine\Avoriaz in France is another good one. Morzine is a lively town and Avoriaz is an on snow destination resort. They call the whole area "portes de sol" (ports of the sun) with an adventure to be had staying o\n in 20+ linked villages along the Suisse\French border. Try the "wall of death" varies from "mmmmm" to "space walk" access. Also excellent intermediate\beginner terrain in Morzine.
Verbier in Suisse = huge area, great snow and all the terrain you will ever need. Try the dam run or Mont Gele (um how do you spell that again) glacier plateau. A knife-edge ridge traverse + vert couloir climb but worth the snow and views. (watch the blue crevasses though)Lots of poms and Aussies here as well.
Snow conditions will always vary due to the vertical drops and the sun aspect so be prepared. (good edges and wax)
Take a local guide for to get the most from the adventure.
"Do not look down"
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