Chamonix rivals Val Thorens for most followers on Twitter

It finally happened: Chamonix caught up with Val Thorens to take joint top spot as the French ski resort with the most followers on Twitter.

At least for a short while: when I polled the numbers they were dead level but, after I tweeted it, Val Tho pulled away again slightly. Maybe somebody over there was listening?

Overall, the pre-season is definitely winding up: average follower growth for the top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter jumped to 6.6%, from 4.6% in September.

Tignes made the biggest gains by far (+22.9%) as it opened for glacier skiing, a welcome distraction from the pain of losing the X Games.

Alpe d’Huez added 12.4% in October… with a little bit of arm-twisting:

It also seems to be enjoying the Folie Douce effect already:

On that note, the Facebook page for La Folie Douce Alpe d’Huez has already attracted over 1,000 likes in less than a month.

Third biggest climber, Pic du Midi (+12.2%), just made it into the top 30, after it announced that it is going 100% free ride, à la Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix and La Grave.

Here is the full ranking on the 1st of November:

Top 3 French ski domains on Twitter:

  1. Portes du Soleil – 1,533 followers
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 1,419
  3. Les 3 Vallées – 1,320

Top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter:

  1. Val Thorens – 2,802 followers
  2. Chamonix – 2,802
  3. Les Arcs (fr) – 2,047
  4. Val d’Isère – 1,977
  5. Morzine (en) – 1,801
  6. Serre Chevalier (en) – 1,675
  7. Les Menuires – 1,589
  8. La Plagne – 1,497
  9. Ax3Domaines – 1,317
  10. Le Grand Bornand – 1,301
  11. Morzine (fr) – 1,287
  12. Megève – 1,220
  13. La Clusaz  – 1,186
  14. Les Gets – 1,084
  15. La Tania – 1,057
  16. Serre Chevalier (fr) – 1,047
  17. Aussois – 1,036
  18. Avoriaz – 915
  19. Les Contamines – 804
  20. Vars – 785
  21. Orcières 1850 – 775
  22. Alpe d’Huez – 764
  23. La Chapelle d’Abondance – 692
  24. Tignes – 639
  25. Peyragudes – 606
  26. Le Dévoluy – 593
  27. Montgenèvre – 591
  28. Piau – 557
  29. Pic du Midi – 526
  30. Les Sept Laux – 515

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