"VinceTheSnowVole" - I've not the faintest idea who you are, but here are a couple of opening responses:
1. Don't put yourself forward for the Pulitzer Prizes - 'honouring excellence in journalism'. "They will call you".
2. "Stewart", as in -Taylor, is spelt "Stuart".
3. If you're "sniffing around at grass roots level" you're clearly at the wrong altitude. To quote a favourite SCGB snow report, much repeated for its classic wisdom, "Best snow on upper slopes". That was a bit facetious, since Bourg St Maurice may well be the place to undertake your investigations but ...
4. Whatever suspension may have taken place, the repping ('leading') service appears to be back in action. According to the Club's website Richard Reeve is working there until 14 April, and a full programme is advertised. It doesn't explicitly mention 'off piste', but there's a day called 'Steep, deep and bumpy', so maybe groups have been cleared to venture off the piste in Les Arcs this winter.
5. You say that an English skier was "critically injured", and that a suspension of services resulted from that. This is vague information, but implies something very serious. But that comes across as a very uncorroborated report ... little beyond a rumour. Where was the person treated? What were the injuries? What was the cause?
I'm not opposed to this subject being aired in the public domain, since my club (I joined the SCGB in 1962 and am a former Council member) offers trial days in the resort to non-members and is the self-styled "spokesbody of British skiers". It's therefore a valid issue for discussion. It is also a fact that 3 separate fatalities are known to have arisen in connection with SCGB repping since the 1980s, and therefore the training, liability, insurance and indemnity arrangements need to be kept under regular review. Considerable litigation arises, from time to time, from the provision of this service and injured skiers blaming the SCGB for their plight. It's also a fact that this service is cross-subsidised by the 85% (approx) members of the SCGB who do not ski with reps (there is no premium price of membership to enjoy the service). That said, the Club spells out the risks and expectations quite explicity. The 'small print', which I think is explained to everyone before they go skiing with a rep/leader, is pasted below.
As for Caroline Stuart-Taylor's departure, this was a shock since it has occurred during the thick of the ski season at quite short (5 weeks) notice. The timing did come as a considerable surprise to everyone I know. The position of chief executive is currently advertised, and it would obviously be great for top-class individuals to apply ...
Important Notice: Ski Club Leaders are not professional mountain guides, nor ski instructors. They are Club members who have attended a training course with us and who volunteer their services. If you wish to ski with a Ski Club Leader you do so in full knowledge that the Leader will not assess your skiing ability.You are responsible for your own safety, and we expect you to participate in the safety of the whole group. Skiing is an inherently risky sport and you must be physically fit and have sufficient skill and experience to enable you to participate without risk to yourself or the safety of others.You must ensure that your equipment is in good working order and that you are suitably clothed and equipped for a day of mountain activity on snow. When venturing off piste it is advisable to wear an avalanche transceiver. Unless you are accompanied by a professional mountain guide or ski instructor, you must use your own judgement when deciding which route to follow. When you are skiing under the guidance of a professional mountain guide or ski instructor organised through the Ski Club you should follow their reasonable instructions. In the event that you feel that any route is beyond your capability to ski safely, you must inform the Ski Club Leader, mountain guide or ski instructor immediately. You must accept that Ski Club Leaders, mountain guides and ski instructors have the right to prevent you from participating in any programme organised by the Ski Club if, in their reasonable opinion, you cannot participate safely because of your standard of skiing or fitness is inadequate, or your conduct may present a danger to others. Neither the Ski Club of Great Britain nor the Ski Club Winter Arrangements Limited have any liability to you in these circumstances. If you wish to ski with a Ski Club Leader, you must have insurance cover which is no less comprehensive than that provided by the policy of insurance currently arranged by the Ski Club of Great Britain.