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

Social media activity seems to have tailed off a bit as the end of the summer season approaches. The average monthly fan growth rate of the top 50 French mountain resorts on Facebook slowed to 2.0% in August, from 3.1% in July.

‘Average’ never tells the whole story though and there was still plenty of engaging stuff going on. Take a look at the top three by fan growth in August:

  1. Chamonix (+15.7%)
  2. Cauterets (+11.0%)
  3. Les Contamines (+9.4%)

Chamonix and Les Contamines both played host to the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and over 6,000 competitors in total plus support teams, families and friends. Here are some thumbnails from its Facebook photo album:

UTMB collage

credit: UTMB® 2013

Cauterets once again wowed its fans with photos: this time one of the Lac de Gaube that got 10,695 likes and 1,666 shares last I looked just now:

Lac de Gaube

Cauterets’ top scoring Facebook post

Here’s the ranking in full, as recorded on the 1st of September:

Top 5 French ski domains on Facebook

  1. Portes du Soleil – 94,536 fans
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 35,021
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 17,300
  4. Haute Maurienne Vanoise – 13,020
  5. Massif du Sancy – 7,775

Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook

  1. Megève – 112,668 fans
  2. Val Thorens – 105,111
  3. Tignes – 43,932
  4. Les Arcs – 34,388
  5. Courchevel – 30,953
  6. La Clusaz – 27,281
  7. La Plagne – 25,916
  8. Alpe d’Huez – 25,601
  9. Les Menuires – 23,242
  10. Avoriaz – 22,853
  11. Cauterets – 22,418
  12. Saint Lary – 21,520
  13. Les 2 Alpes – 21,320
  14. Val d’Isère – 19,686
  15. Serre Chevalier – 18,873
  16. Chamonix – 18,200
  17. Vars – 14,145
  18. Le Grand Bornand – 13,276
  19. Méribel – 12,404
  20. Ax 3 Domaines – 12,280
  21. Châtel – 11,261
  22. Le Dévoluy – 11,008
  23. Lac Blanc – 10,052
  24. Les Sept Laux – 9,408
  25. Montgenèvre – 9,160
  26. Peyragudes – 9,024
  27. Les Orres – 8,770
  28. Les Gets – 8,582
  29. Orcières1850 – 8,391
  30. La Norma – 7,509
  31. Les Contamines – 7,135
  32. Sainte Foy – 7,118
  33. Piau-Engaly – 6,233
  34. Grand Tourmalet – 6,197
  35. Morzine – 6,009
  36. Les Saisies – 5,649
  37. Les Angles – 5,496
  38. Aussois – 5,400
  39. Valloire – 4,903
  40. Le Corbier – 4,572
  41. Luz Ardiden – 4,036
  42. Villard de Lans – 3,930
  43. Arêches Beaufort – 3,917
  44. Praloup – 3,909
  45. Luchon – 3,902
  46. Samoëns – 3,900
  47. Valmorel – 3,716
  48. Le Lioran – 3,696
  49. Prat Peyrot Mont Aigoual – 3,655
  50. La Rosière – 3,530

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 September.

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