Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook (on 1 Nov ’12)

Two dumps of snow already in October, Tignes, Les 2 Alpes and Les 7 Laux all open, the shapers busy in the parks, the Tour de France route revealed for 2013… it’s humming out there on the social media airwaves around the French Alps.

La Clusaz was the biggest climber in the facebook rankings in October, adding over 5,000 fans to jump to nearly 18,000 total. It didn’t take much digging to find out how: a competition running all month to win a week’s holiday for two, enter by by clicking ‘like’… That’s cool – new people have been drawn in, and it will be interesting to see how the engagement numbers hold up over the next several weeks.

Val Thorens has been running a competition that you click ‘like’ to enter as well, and it added 2,900 fans in October. Of course that’s not the only thing either of these places have done – like most resorts this month, they’ve also been putting up some lovely snowy pics, for one thing.

Third special mention this time is Les Orres, up over 1,000 (to 6,338) after it started asking people to vote for which timeline cover photo they will run with for the next month – nice touch (and nice cover shot, too!).

So now, without further ado, here are the latest numbers

Top 5 French ski domains on Facebook:

  1. Portes du Soleil – 72,862 fans
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 16,347
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 13,414
  4. Massif du Sancy – 4,423
  5. Paradiski – 2,304

Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook:

  1. Megève – 86,807 fans
  2. Val Thorens – 47,936
  3. Les Arcs – 30,227
  4. Tignes – 29,922
  5. La Clusaz  – 17,920
  6. Avoriaz – 16,849
  7. La Plagne – 15,212
  8. Serre Chevalier – 13,721
  9. Les Menuires – 13,202
  10. Cauterets – 12,675
  11. Courchevel – 12,018
  12. Val d’Isère – 7,695
  13. Montgenèvre – 7,331
  14. Les Sept Laux – 6,835
  15. Les Orres – 6,338
  16. Les Gets – 6,189
  17. Orcières1850 – 6,017
  18. Le Dévoluy – 5,729
  19. Les 2 Alpes – 5,662
  20. La Norma – 5,081
  21. Alpe d’Huez – 4,717
  22. Le Grand Bornand – 4,509
  23. Les Saisies – 4,290
  24. Meribel – 4,214
  25. Villard de Lans – 3,943
  26. Les Angles – 3,647
  27. Châtel – 3,512
  28. Valloire – 3,479
  29. Grand Tourmalet – 3,336
  30. Morzine – 3,158
  31. Le Corbier – 3,063
  32. Luchon – 2,936
  33. Arêches Beaufort – 2,848
  34. Chamonix Mont Blanc – 2,833
  35. Samoëns – 2,664
  36. Praloup – 2,627
  37. Luz Ardiden – 2,413
  38. La Rosière – 2,300
  39. Saint Sorlin d’Arves – 2,203
  40. Font Romeu – 2,168
  41. Les Houches – 1,983
  42. Le Lioran – 1,812
  43. Peyragudes – 2,101
  44. Les Contamines – 1,677
  45. Val Louron – 1,593
  46. La Tania – 1,499
  47. Les Carroz – 1,252
  48. Peisey Vallandry – 1,193
  49. Gourette – 947
  50. Valmorel – 884

…and the fine print: these are official pages only and based on the list of destinations on France Montagnes, including only those resorts that have at least some alpine ski uplift capacity, ie a ski lift. Sorry if I’ve missed anyone and please let me know so this list can be improved for next month. Linked resorts/domains like the 3 Valleys are ranked separately and the count was done on the 1st of November.

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