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

Is the heatwave around much of Europe going to be good for summer tourism in the mountains? Certainly plenty of French mountain resorts have been trying to make the most of it, tweeting about how refreshing it is up here:

Things are picking up, if follower growth rates are anything to go by. Average follower growth for the top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter rose to 4.7% in July, from 3.4% in June.

Fastest-growing this month was Alpe d’Huez, feeding off its time in the Tour de France limelight and up nearly 29% on June. It has burst into the top 30 at no. 22.

Next is Chamonix, up 11.6% and gradually creeping up on Val Thorens at the top of the table.

Others in the top 30 growing their followers 6% or more in July were: Serre Chevalier (FR) (7.1%), Orcières 1850 (7.0%), Les Gets (6.7%), Megève (6.1%) and Les Contamines (6.0%).

Here’s the full ranking by total followers:

Top 3 French ski domains on Twitter:

  1. Portes du Soleil – 1,328 followers
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 1,259
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 1,004

Top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter:

  1. Val Thorens – 2,425 followers
  2. Chamonix – 2,111
  3. Les Arcs (fr) – 1,888
  4. Val d’Isère – 1,645
  5. Morzine (en) – 1,563
  6. Serre Chevalier (en) – 1,558
  7. Les Menuires – 1,457
  8. La Plagne – 1,320
  9. Ax3Domaines – 1,256
  10. Le Grand Bornand – 1,162
  11. Megève – 1,097
  12. Morzine (fr) – 1,096
  13. La Clusaz  – 1,020
  14. Aussois – 932
  15. La Tania – 921
  16. Serre Chevalier (fr) – 893
  17. Les Gets – 878
  18. Avoriaz – 777
  19. Vars – 691
  20. La Chapelle d’Abondance – 690
  21. Orcières 1850 – 672
  22. Alpe d’Huez – 617
  23. Les Contamines – 614
  24. Le Dévoluy – 557
  25. Vallée du Louron – 524
  26. Peyragudes – 513
  27. Montgenèvre – 508
  28. Les Sept Laux – 497
  29. Lac Blanc – 464
  30. Piau – 435

Please note: these numbers were polled on the 1st of August. 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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