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

The top 5 French ski resorts on Facebook on the 1st of March are unchanged from a month ago but can you guess who the top 5 are by fan growth this past month?

Here they are:

  1. Aussois (+460%)
  2. Les Contamines (+65%)
  3. Le Dévoluy (+52%)
  4. Sainte Foy (+50%)
  5. Méribel (+40%)

Of these, Aussois, Le Dévoluy and Sainte Foy have been running competitions with various prizes on offer. Méribel hosted the women’s FIS World Cup and did an excellent job of covering it both on Facebook and its new twitter account.

As for Les Contamines, it seems to have built up a good buzz ahead of the French holidays and also reported on the successes of its home-grown champions: Marie Marchand-Arvier, 3rd in the Méribel downhill, Coline Mattel who podium-ed in World Cup ski jumping, and Antoine Bouvier, winner of a World Cup telemark race. (Declaration of interest here: I live in Les Contamines and write for their webzine occasionally as web ambassador!)

Meanwhile Val Thorens continues to gain on table leader Megève, and at this rate should hit the 100,000 fans mark in March. By the way, two Andorran resorts (which are not tracked here as they aren’t French) are already there: Grandvalira and Vallnord.

Here’s the full list:

Top 5 French ski domains on Facebook

  1. Portes du Soleil – 93,958 fans
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 33,166
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 16,292
  4. Ax 3 Domaines – 11,531
  5. Haute Maurienne Vanoise – 9,039

Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook

  1. Megève – 112,462 fans
  2. Val Thorens – 97,818
  3. Tignes – 39,448
  4. Les Arcs – 33,190
  5. Courchevel – 29,846
  6. La Plagne – 25,046
  7. La Clusaz  – 24,946
  8. Avoriaz – 21,296
  9. Les Menuires – 20,802
  10. Cauterets – 17,693
  11. Saint Lary – 17,540
  12. Serre Chevalier – 16,729
  13. Les 2 Alpes – 15,282
  14. Chamonix – 12,624
  15. Vars – 11,571
  16. Val d’Isère – 10,041
  17. Châtel – 9,979
  18. Méribel – 9,870
  19. Le Grand Bornand – 9,747
  20. Lac Blanc – 9,239
  21. Le Dévoluy – 8,988
  22. Les Sept Laux – 8,942
  23. Montgenèvre – 8,527
  24. Peyragudes – 8,292
  25. Les Orres – 7,973
  26. Orcières1850 – 7,601
  27. Les Gets – 7,517
  28. La Norma – 6,369
  29. Alpe d’Huez – 5,873
  30. Grand Tourmalet – 5,417
  31. Les Saisies – 5,306
  32. Les Contamines – 5,177
  33. Les Angles – 5,119
  34. Sainte Foy – 5,023
  35. Morzine – 4,955
  36. Valloire – 4,479
  37. Le Corbier – 4,285
  38. Aussois – 4,075
  39. Villard de Lans – 4,004
  40. Prat Peyrot Mont Aigoual – 3,607
  41. Luz Ardiden – 3,543
  42. Praloup – 3,509
  43. Luchon – 3,502
  44. Samoëns – 3,471
  45. Valmorel – 3,357
  46. Le Lioran – 3,352
  47. Arêches Beaufort – 3,273
  48. La Rosière – 3,102
  49. La Pierre St Martin – 3,031
  50. Font Romeu – 2,739

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 March.

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