Update. I know that France is the land of bureaucracy, I've lived here for 20 years and I have everything bar a French passport (future work in progress). But today we went over just the basic stuff for a ski resort, it's a wonder ANYTHING is allowed to function, there is a rule for everything! Although one interesting one, the Mayor of the community who is an elected politician, is Ultimatley responsible for safety and CAN go to jail when things go south! BUT suing isn't realy a thing here because if you do your I's and cross your T's and then plain and simple just fuck up by accident, your arse is covered and there will be no court case.