I'm skiing remarks this year but have done 2 seasons back in france. I enjoy getting up there, but only for the park, otherwise there isn't much else going, and the lifts are so slow! I miss being able to charge around on challenging, longer slopes which last more than a minute or two, endless off-piste and backcountry. I also miss living in the mountains and having snow on your doorstep, rather than having to spend about an hour to get to the mountain, and everyone coming straight down the mountain to get pissed.
I knew when I came here it wasn't going to be as good, but I'm so glad I decided to come out, really enjoyed this season. You just have to take whats there and make the most of it.