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

Over on Twitter, average follower growth for the top 30 French ski resorts remains healthy at 4.1% in August, down slightly from 4.7% in July.

Two resorts in the top 30 managed double-digit growth this past month: Tignes (+11.7%) and Chamonix (+10.4%).

At this rate, Chamonix could overtake Val Thorens as the French ski resort with the most followers on Twitter sometime in September. This month, the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc was in town and on the social media airwaves but I doubt whether trail is really going to dethrone alpinism in this mountaineering mecca:

Images of lofty peaks and climbing routes are a staple of Chamonix’s twitter timeline and this one got more retweets than most:

Meanwhile Tignes continues to position itself as a buzzing place to be in the summer with all sorts of weird and wacky activities centred around the lake (blobjump or flyboard, anyone?) and a dizzying highdiving competition:

Others in the top 30 growing their followers 6% or more in August were: Piau (+9%), Les Contamines (+8%), Montgenèvre (+6.7%) and Les Gets (+6.2%),

Here’s the full ranking by total followers:

Top 3 French ski domains on Twitter:

  1. Portes du Soleil – 1,379 followers
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 1,297
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 1,046

Top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter:

  1. Val Thorens – 2,454 followers
  2. Chamonix – 2,330
  3. Les Arcs (fr) – 1,915
  4. Val d’Isère – 1,727
  5. Morzine (en) – 1,637
  6. Serre Chevalier (en) – 1,589
  7. Les Menuires – 1,501
  8. La Plagne – 1,366
  9. Ax3Domaines – 1,263
  10. Le Grand Bornand – 1,199
  11. Morzine (fr) – 1,156
  12. Megève – 1,146
  13. La Clusaz  – 1,075
  14. Aussois – 953
  15. La Tania – 943
  16. Serre Chevalier (fr) – 940
  17. Les Gets – 932
  18. Avoriaz – 819
  19. Vars – 715
  20. Orcières 1850 – 707
  21. La Chapelle d’Abondance – 694
  22. Les Contamines – 663
  23. Alpe d’Huez – 640
  24. Le Dévoluy – 571
  25. Montgenèvre – 542
  26. Peyragudes – 530
  27. Les Sept Laux – 499
  28. Lac Blanc – 478
  29. Piau – 474
  30. Tignes – 474

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