Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook (on 1 Feb ’13)

January is traditionally a time for lots of promotional activity in ski resorts – press visits, Grand Ski, and so on – and yes, it looks like several resorts have been plenty busy in social media over the past month as well.

In Sainte Foy fans are up five-fold, admittedly from a low base of 500-odd, but still. It’s snowing competitons on its facebook page, with three running at the moment as far as I can see, each offering a voucher for a week’s stay for 4 to the winner. They run until April so expect more progress up the rankings to come.

Vars (+72%) has been running a competition too, getting its fans up to the 6,000 mark just before it hosted the FIS World Speed Skiing Championships. And so has Châtel (+43%).

As for Valmorel (+77%), I can’t find any trace of ‘buying’ likes there. They hosted a ski alpinism race in January though, the Doucy Cîmes, featured in a piece on France 3 TV, held a snowshoeing festival and offered reduced rates on day passes.

No changes in the top 5, but Val Thorens is continuing to creep up on Megève, and gained 20% more fans in January.  Here’s the full list:

Top 5 French ski domains on Facebook

  1. Portes du Soleil – 92,322 fans
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 29,707
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 15,568
  4. Ax 3 Domaines – 10,722
  5. Haute Maurienne Vanoise – 9,050

Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook

  1. Megève – 110,552 fans
  2. Val Thorens – 87,536
  3. Tignes – 37,496
  4. Les Arcs – 32,525
  5. Courchevel – 29,042
  6. La Plagne – 24,113
  7. La Clusaz  – 22,055
  8. Avoriaz – 20,301
  9. Saint Lary – 16,580
  10. Cauterets – 16,082
  11. Les Menuires – 15,887
  12. Serre Chevalier – 15,823
  13. Les 2 Alpes – 14,183
  14. Chamonix – 12,067
  15. Val d’Isère – 9,622
  16. Vars – 9,470
  17. Le Grand Bornand – 9,366
  18. Châtel – 9,088
  19. Lac Blanc – 8,805
  20. Les Sept Laux – 8,577
  21. Montgenèvre – 8,292
  22. Les Orres – 7,511
  23. Peyragudes – 7,390
  24. Orcières1850 – 7,330
  25. Les Gets – 7,165
  26. Meribel – 7,074
  27. Le Dévoluy – 5,903
  28. Alpe d’Huez – 5,683
  29. La Norma – 5,488
  30. Les Saisies – 5,050
  31. Les Angles – 4,753
  32. Grand Tourmalet – 4,646
  33. Morzine – 4,559
  34. Valloire – 4,212
  35. Le Corbier – 4,016
  36. Villard de Lans – 3,984
  37. Prat Peyrot Mont Aigoual – 3,527
  38. Praloup – 3,349
  39. Sainte Foy – 3,348
  40. Luchon – 3,288
  41. Samoëns – 3,241
  42. Valmorel – 3,208
  43. Luz Ardiden – 3,183
  44. Arêches Beaufort – 3,171
  45. Les Contamines – 3,136
  46. Le Lioran – 2,943
  47. La Rosière – 2,902
  48. La Pierre St Martin – 2,751
  49. Font Romeu – 2,653
  50. Saint Sorlin d’Arves – 2,527

Please note: 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 February.

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