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You have so much choice, its hard to make any individual recommendations.
Best to go either in the next couple of weeks, or in March. It'll be cheaper as it's outside of European school holidays, and also quieter in resorts.
Classic destinations in the Alps are:
Chamonix, Tignes, Avoriaz, Verbier, Zermatt, Laax, Mayrhofen, St Anton, Les Deux Alpes. But there are so many places. All the answers on this thread will have people's personal favourites, but the good thing about the Alps is there's alot of choice. Alot of resorts are part of larger linked ski areas too, which gives you lots of options.
Most places are classic 'resort' style, in that they have accomodation/bars/restaurants etc at the base of the mountain.
There are alot of Euro NS'ers now, so I'm sure there'll be plenty of good advice coming up. If you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to help
so much choice... where to start?!
i'll start by saying do NOT go to chamonix or la grave. Both are ridiculously rad and offer without doubt the steepest lift-served off piste skiing in the world. i would not however recommend either to somebody for their 'introduction to skiing in europe' trip. the terrain in both is largely glaciated and lots of people die every year. lots. another couple of downsides are that chamonix really needs a car- it's made up of loads of different areas that don't connect and the bus service licks balls. la grave has no pistes or a park which limits its bad-snow options. basically save these gems until you are in a better position to make the most of them- i.e. can afford guides or are living there for the season and know locals.
now, to recommendations. take your pick from the following. all will blow your mind. all of the following spots are friendly to english-speakers.
avoriaz/morzine: portes du soleil, biggest ski area in the world. about 8 legit parks, close to geneva, good nightlife in morzine, not too expensive.
val d'isere/tignes: stunning lift accessed terrain, huge area, good snow, now excellent park, euro xgames march 10-12? val d'isere better nightlife, nicer town, good tree skiing options. tignes cheaper.
laax: worldclass park, decent all around terrain, fun village, stay at riders palace.
mayrhofen lots of different mountains. fun town. great park. cheap. full of english speakers.
to be honest, i could go on for ages there's so much more amazing places. if you do a bit more research and pm me with any ideas you think you might have then i'd be happy to help. coming from north america[?] almost anywhere will blow your mind in terms of size.