One key bit of information - our timing coincides with the week leading up to the Mega, which we are not taking part in. Am I right in thinking this pretty much writes off Alpe D'Huez as a worthwhile destination?
That aside - first timers in the area yes. Some very limited experience of DH (Forest of Dean and Antur Stiniog), but we're not exactly XC riders either. Probably looking for what seems to be getting called "Enduro" then? I dunno, fun trails and stuff, but not huge gap jumps quite yet thanks. The non-biking partners are also coming so a resort with some other stuff to do would be nice.
At the moment I'm thinking Morzine (albeit it sounds a bit "Ibiza" sometimes? We're getting on a bit for that!) or Chamonix but I'm not far off choosing at random here.
If that isn't all too vague I'd welcome any advice.