Why you'll love going to the French mountains this winter

Sublime, surprising, awe-inspiring, addictive, party-like or peaceful: there are many adjectives to describe the mountains, whenever you go. This season there are more reasons than ever – a winter version of electro festival Tomorrowland; the launch of the highest zipline in the world in Val Thorens; new playgrounds for extreme sports; new trendy après-ski spots and old haunts brought bang up to date. Ready to pack your bags?