Top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter (on 1 June ’13)

Twitter remains a lot more active for French ski resorts inter-season than Facebook… Is that because it has a bigger professional audience than FB? Or because it’s the season for mountainbikers to come out the woodwork and they tend to be twitterers?

My guess is it’s a bit of both. The late snow this spring has certainly offered plenty of story material for the media, while cyclists of all persuasions are impatient for the cols and bike parks to open.

In any case, follower growth among the top 30 averaged just over 3% again in May, compared to less than 1% for the top 50 on Facebook.

Chamonix grew fastest (+16.7%), bursting into the top 3 and offering plenty of pictures of powder still to be had. It also unveiled what I think was one of the online highlights of the month – a new interactive site on Mont Blanc:

Others too were busy. In fact, here’s the top 5 by follower growth in May:

  1. Chamonix  (+16.7%, rank #1)
  2. Gresse en Vercors (+10.3%, rank #68)
  3. Pic du Midi (+9.9%, rank #37)
  4. Les Contamines (+7.7%, rank #22)
  5. Les 2 Alpes (+7.7%, rank #40)

I would guess Pic du Midi’s performance had at least something to do with the late snow and the fact that the lift stayed open into May for freeriding…

And here’s the full list by total followers:

Top 3 French ski domains on Twitter:

  1. Portes du Soleil – 1,219 followers
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 1,196
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 956

Top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter:

  1. Val Thorens – 2,384 followers
  2. Les Arcs (fr) – 1,820
  3. Chamonix – 1,645
  4. Val d’Isère – 1,538
  5. Serre Chevalier (en) – 1,470
  6. Morzine (en) – 1,443
  7. Les Menuires – 1,405
  8. La Plagne – 1,278
  9. Ax3Domaines – 1,231
  10. Le Grand Bornand – 1,072
  11. Morzine (fr) – 1,008
  12. Megève – 996
  13. La Clusaz  – 946
  14. Aussois – 887
  15. La Tania – 877
  16. Les Gets – 787
  17. Serre Chevalier (fr) – 778
  18. Avoriaz – 719
  19. La Chapelle d’Abondance – 706
  20. Vars – 626
  21. Orcières 1850 – 608
  22. Les Contamines – 529
  23. Le Dévoluy – 515
  24. Vallée Louron – 498
  25. Les Sept Laux – 484
  26. Peyragudes – 479
  27. Montgenèvre – 470
  28. Lac Blanc – 445
  29. Les Arcs (en) – 423
  30. Piau – 412

Please note: these numbers were polled on the 1st of June. Sorry if I’ve missed anyone and please do let me know so this list can be improved for next month… Official resort accounts only and linked resorts/domains are ranked separately.

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