Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook (on 1 November)

A bit like Brits quoting Monty Python, if you live in the French Alps sooner or later you will find yourself around a dinner table with people falling about laughing and quoting lines from the film Les Bronzés font du ski.

This year in October, Les 3 Vallées put on Les Belges font du ski, a party in Brussels to promote the resort and the two La Folie Douces it now boasts, in Méribel and Val Thorens.

It is clearly doing a push on the Belgian market because its Easy Rider initiative to encourage new people into the sport (and to the resort) is inviting Belgian families to apply this year.

What with joining the Epic Pass as well, another Folie Douce party in London and a strong presence at the London ski show, all in all it has been a busy month on the marketing front for Les 3 Vallées – and it shows: Facebook fans rose nearly 9%, more than any of the other ski domains (note: domains, not resorts).

3 Valleys at London ski show

3 Valleys photo booth album at London ski show

It has also been a productive month on social media for Serre Chevalier, whose FB fans were up 23% in October after it announced it would open for (free) skiing on 13 December for the first 2,000 to apply (and, you’ve guessed it, like their page).

In fact, activity is hotting up overall as the temperatures cool down and fan growth on Facebook for the top 50 French ski resorts averaged 3% in October, up from 1.7% in September. After Serre Che, Les Contamines (+11.4%) and Chamonix (+10.8%) scored the highest fan growth of those in the top 50 yet again.

Here are all the scores on the doors, as recorded on the 1st of November:

Top 5 French ski domains on Facebook

  1. Portes du Soleil – 95,825 fans
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 35,951
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 19,122
  4. Haute Maurienne Vanoise – 13,071
  5. Massif du Sancy – 8,005

Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook

  1. Megève – 112,632 fans
  2. Val Thorens – 110,686
  3. Tignes – 45,659
  4. Les Arcs – 34,929
  5. Courchevel – 31,596
  6. La Clusaz – 29,466
  7. La Plagne – 26,477
  8. Alpe d’Huez – 26,420
  9. Serre Chevalier – 24,824
  10. Les Menuires – 23,938
  11. Avoriaz – 23,458
  12. Les 2 Alpes – 22,777
  13. Cauterets – 22,572
  14. Chamonix – 21,972
  15. Saint Lary – 21,615
  16. Val d’Isère – 20,340
  17. Le Grand Bornand – 15,325
  18. Vars – 15,271
  19. Méribel – 13,363
  20. Ax 3 Domaines – 12,442
  21. Châtel – 11,326
  22. Le Dévoluy – 10,949
  23. Lac Blanc – 10,231
  24. Les Sept Laux – 9,727
  25. Les Contamines – 9,505
  26. Montgenèvre – 9,322
  27. Peyragudes – 9,169
  28. Les Gets – 8,920
  29. Les Orres – 8,865
  30. Orcières1850 – 8,616
  31. La Norma – 7,564
  32. Sainte Foy – 7,113
  33. Piau-Engaly – 6,392
  34. Grand Tourmalet – 6,367
  35. Morzine – 6,291
  36. Les Saisies – 5,949
  37. Les Angles – 5,636
  38. Aussois – 5,421
  39. Valloire – 5,019
  40. Le Corbier – 4,674
  41. Luz Ardiden – 4,099
  42. Praloup – 4,084
  43. Arêches Beaufort – 4,032
  44. Samoëns – 4,031
  45. Luchon – 3,971
  46. Villard de Lans – 3,970
  47. Valmorel – 3,828
  48. Le Lioran – 3,827
  49. Manigod – 3,708
  50. La Rosière – 3,681

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 November.

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