The 54-year-old from Stockport was on holiday in the resort of La Plagne when she came off the piste and hit a tree on Monday.
Tributes have been pouring in for the mother-of-two. Son Stephen, 22, said she "loved life" and was "very popular" in her hometown.
"She really looked after us and was a really caring person. She also helped out at various food banks around our local area. She was known for her voluntary work," he told the Manchester Evening News.
"Mum was very caring and would not do anything for herself unless it benefited other people. She was always ready to do a lot for others."
Anne Clayton volunteered with Operation Christmas Child and Manchester Street Angels.
Manchester Street Angels described her as a "very dear friend".
"Anne was an amazing lady and a true Angel. She will be sadly missed," the charity said.
The director of slope security at La Plagne said she "lost control" and came off the ski run during a turn.
Rescue workers, including French police and paramedics, attended to her within minutes but she was pronounced dead at the scene at around 11.20am on Monday.
An autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of the accident.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said the family is receiving support.
Listen to Paul Blakey, founder of Street Angels, speaking to Premier's Marcus Jones.