Working as a Ski Instructor in France

For any one who has dreamed about becoming a ski instructor working in France is quite often the end goal. As you may well be aware working in France is not easy but contrary to popular believe it is no easier for the French than the British and we are not given a hard time. The criteria and requirements are exactly the same regardless of nationality, it is just that some people skied everyday from the age of 3 and others skied once a week for 10 years and never raced.

So what qualifications do you need to work as a ski instructor in France? And why is it tougher than other places in the world?