Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook (on 1 June 2013)

It’s been a bizarre spring in the Alps, illustrated best in social media by pictures of the cols still piled high with snow as the cyclists champ at the bit to get climbing, and the hikers hanker to get hiking.

The weather has not made it easy for the mountain resorts to stir up summer interest but Châtel whipped up some activity on Facebook in May with a competition to win some summer goodies and scored over 6% fan growth.

Lac Blanc was the only other resort in the top 50 to grow its likes more than 3%, as it opened its bike park and hosted a mountainbike contest.

Otherwise it was a relatively quiet month with average fan growth of the top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook down to 0.8% in May.

Here’s the full list, as recorded on the 1st of June:

Top 5 French ski domains on Facebook

  1. Portes du Soleil – 94,672 fans
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 34,496
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 16,984
  4. Haute Maurienne Vanoise – 9,001
  5. Massif du Sancy – 7,330

Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook

  1. Megève – 112,398 fans
  2. Val Thorens – 104,547
  3. Tignes – 42,510
  4. Les Arcs – 34,090
  5. Courchevel – 30,641
  6. La Clusaz – 26,911
  7. La Plagne – 25,733
  8. Les Menuires – 22,960
  9. Avoriaz – 22,396
  10. Saint Lary – 21,377
  11. Les 2 Alpes – 19,056
  12. Cauterets – 18,165
  13. Serre Chevalier – 17,457
  14. Chamonix – 13,787
  15. Vars – 13,645
  16. Val d’Isère – 13,554
  17. Méribel – 12,151
  18. Ax 3 Domaines – 12,131
  19. Châtel – 10,620
  20. Le Grand Bornand – 10,401
  21. Lac Blanc – 9,771
  22. Le Dévoluy – 9,638
  23. Les Sept Laux – 9,297
  24. Montgenèvre – 8,908
  25. Peyragudes – 8,768
  26. Les Orres – 8,499
  27. Les Gets – 8,098
  28. Orcières1850 – 8,043
  29. La Norma – 7,415
  30. Sainte Foy – 7,196
  31. Les Contamines – 6,481
  32. Alpe d’Huez – 6,101
  33. Grand Tourmalet – 5,647
  34. Morzine – 5,543
  35. Les Saisies – 5,533
  36. Aussois – 5,394
  37. Les Angles – 5,370
  38. Valloire – 4,761
  39. Le Corbier – 4,485
  40. Villard de Lans – 3,938
  41. Luz Ardiden – 3,780
  42. Praloup – 3,721
  43. Luchon – 3,697
  44. Samoëns – 3,689
  45. Prat Peyrot Mont Aigoual – 3,647
  46. Valmorel – 3,633
  47. Arêches Beaufort – 3,609
  48. Le Lioran – 3,548
  49. La Rosière – 3,382
  50. La Pierre St Martin – 3,190

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 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 June.

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