I wonder if this has been reported in France?
It is an unusual case as the injured man had sued the company Snowbizz and the instructors insurers agreed to indemnify the business owners for any damages awarded. I presume they felt that their client was unlikely to have been found negligent.
It is very sad for the gentleman concerned but I do feel that he could have voiced his concerns and chosen not to go with the group. There is an argument that the instructor should always teach to the lowest level of ability of the group. However the very nature of ski instruction means that you are often asked to step out of your comfort zone to make progress.
What implications will this have for French Instructors with English groups I wonder?