To be clear, I was in the French Alps, Chamonix/Argentiere. Thanks for the earlier comments to my post in the snowrider's forum about Chamonix.
The items of note here are, 1) They have the best snow in the last 10 years, 2) We got a foot of powder on Wednesday, Feb 18, and 3) the conditions were nearly identical to those found in Colorado (sunny, light powder, temps ranging from 20-40). We stayed at the Hotel De La Courone in Argentiere. A was a very nice place and quite affordable for 4 people.
Here are two crappy videos that give you an idea of what the snow and scenery was like.
The first is me:
The second is my French friend: