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

This was the month that Megève became the first European ski resort to hit 100,000 fans on facebook, joining six North American resorts already in that league. Meanwhile Tignes leapfrogged Les Arcs to climb into third in the facebook rankings, and Courchevel made the top 10.

And that’s not the only news – there’s been plenty of activity elsewhere around the French resorts too, including:

  • several competitions to win stuff, including in La Plagne, Les 2 Alpes and Châtel
  • a page relaunch and teaser campaign for Chamonix
  • new web ambassadors for Les Contamines (and a chance for me to declare an interest here: I’m one of them).

Just to give an idea of how much action there’s been, here are the top 10 biggest climbers in November:

  1. Peyragudes (+170%)
  2. Chamonix Mont Blanc (+109%)
  3. Les 2 Alpes (+83%)
  4. Courchevel (+58.4%)
  5. Châtel (+57.7%)
  6. Les Contamines (+57.5%)
  7. La Plagne (+43%)
  8. La Grave (+39%)
  9. Gourette (+37%)
  10. Valmorel (+36%)

…followed by the monthly rankings in full:

Top 5 French ski domains on Facebook

  1. Portes du Soleil – 84,404 fans
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 21,382
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 13,987
  4. Ax 3 Domaines – 6,409
  5. Massif du Sancy – 4,899

Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook

  1. Megève – 101,444 fans
  2. Val Thorens – 64,648
  3. Tignes – 31,480
  4. Les Arcs – 30,712
  5. La Plagne – 21,767
  6. Courchevel – 19,031
  7. La Clusaz  – 18,794
  8. Avoriaz – 17,592
  9. Serre Chevalier – 14,193
  10. Les Menuires – 13,696
  11. Cauterets – 13,332
  12. Saint Lary – 11,571
  13. Les 2 Alpes – 10,352
  14. Val d’Isère – 8,504
  15. Lac Blanc – 8,050
  16. Montgenèvre – 7,640
  17. Les Sept Laux – 7,410
  18. Les Orres – 6,583
  19. Les Gets – 6,398
  20. Orcières1850 – 6,239
  21. Peyragudes – 5,988
  22. Chamonix Mont Blanc – 5,906
  23. Le Dévoluy – 5,802
  24. Châtel – 5,540
  25. La Norma – 5,130
  26. Alpe d’Huez – 5,055
  27. Vars – 4,952
  28. Meribel – 4,838
  29. Le Grand Bornand – 4,782
  30. Les Saisies – 4,470
  31. Villard de Lans – 4,045
  32. Les Angles – 4,040
  33. Valloire – 3,640
  34. Grand Tourmalet – 3,588
  35. Morzine – 3,531
  36. Le Corbier – 3,279
  37. Prat Peyrot Mont Aigoual – 3,145
  38. Luchon – 3,002
  39. Arêches Beaufort – 2,981
  40. Praloup – 2,857
  41. Samoëns – 2,778
  42. Les Contamines – 2,642
  43. Luz Ardiden – 2,606
  44. La Rosière – 2,410
  45. Font Romeu – 2,352
  46. La Pierre St Martin – 2,308
  47. Saint Sorlin d’Arves – 2,274
  48. Le Lioran – 2,144
  49. Les Houches – 2,010
  50. Manigod – 1,966

And finally, the usual small print: these are official pages only and only those resorts are included that have at least some alpine ski uplift capacity, ie a ski lift. Sorry if I’ve missed anyone (I have found and added a few already since I first started this) 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 December.

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