steezyclezyVal thorens is some ugly purpose built shit, same in tignes and val d'isere is boring with like no trees. Try portes du soleil actually, you can ski in both countries
No trees in Val d'Isere lol, someone who has never been I guess. Hint: Le Fornet, some smooth stuff.
Skied weeks at loads of places in the alps, aswell as nov-may season one winter in Val d'Isere, and gotta say that I can't really think of anything better than Val d'Isere. Great terrain (high alpine), aswell as pretty sweet trees if you know where to go. Expensive as shit tho.
Chamonix is severely overhyped, crowded beyond belief and not in any way as good when it comes to skiing around a vast area without taking of your skis (EU mega-areas like Espace Killy, 4 Vallés, Monterosa etc.) Some sick terrain tho, but if rappeling and ice axes doesnt sound like your thing you can get more bang for your dollars somewhere else.
Engelberg in Switzerland suffers from the same problem - crowds! Especially the wierd asians who dont ski, but for some reason need to spend the whole day taking the lifts everywhere. Kills most of the fun. Sick terrain aswell.
As mentioned, the storms are moving in right now for the first real snowfall of the season, primarily in the French Northern Alps (north of Serre) aswell as western Switzerland should recieve the most snow during the next week. Im heading down to La Grave/Les 2 in a week, seems like the snow-gods are finally answering prayers.
TL;DR - Go for Western Alps, France primarily for skiing right now. Expensive tho.
Italy is also supposed to be sweet, and a little cheaper, but havnt gotten alot of
snow so far this season.