No fooling: top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook (1 Apr ’14)

So I checked up on the top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook today and found hardly any  April Fool’s posts!? Kudos to La Tania for this little video at least:

As for the month just past, fresh snow re-energised ski fans on social media in March and average fan growth of all the top 50 on Facebook picked up to 5.8%, from 4.4% in February.

The most engaging posts were a mixture of both pow and sunshine:

Pow in Les Arcs

Piau-Engaly in the Pyrenees was even able to announce it is extending its season:

Piau extends opening

A few resorts ran Facebook contests this month and piled on the fans as a result, including Aussois (+49%), La Pierre St Martin (+45%), Chamonix (+28%) and Le Dévoluy (+29%).

Here is the ranking in full, as recorded on 1 April 2014:

Top 5 French ski domains on Facebook

  1. Portes du Soleil – 115,096 fans
  2. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 45,540
  3. Haute Maurienne Vanoise – 38,956
  4. Les 3 Vallées – 22,865
  5. Grand Massif – 12,035

Top 50 French ski resorts on Facebook

  1. Val Thorens – 155,271 fans
  2. Megève – 114,768
  3. Tignes – 53,048
  4. Chamonix – 51,631
  5. Courchevel – 49,036
  6. Les Menuires – 48,332
  7. Les Arcs – 44,338
  8. Val d’Isère – 42,375
  9. La Clusaz – 39,258
  10. Alpe d’Huez – 38,234
  11. Les 2 Alpes – 32,046
  12. La Plagne – 31,695
  13. Cauterets – 31,573
  14. Serre Chevalier – 30,070
  15. Saint Lary – 27,418
  16. Avoriaz – 27,003
  17. Vars – 23,500
  18. Le Grand Bornand – 21,971
  19. Méribel – 19,888
  20. La Norma – 17,266
  21. Ax 3 Domaines – 16,142
  22. Les Gets – 15,762
  23. Le Dévoluy – 14,188
  24. Les Sept Laux – 12,712
  25. Châtel – 12,310
  26. Peyragudes – 12,289
  27. Les Contamines – 12,241
  28. Les Orres – 11,785
  29. Lac Blanc – 11,673
  30. Morzine – 11,280
  31. Orcières1850 – 11,000
  32. Montgenèvre – 10,469
  33. Grand Tourmalet – 9,644
  34. Sainte Foy – 9,194
  35. Aussois – 9,143
  36. Piau-Engaly – 8,723
  37. Les Saisies – 7,950
  38. Les Angles – 7,934
  39. Le Lioran – 7,722
  40. Gourette – 7,054
  41. Praloup – 6,109
  42. La Pierre St Martin – 6,059
  43. Valloire – 5,939
  44. Le Corbier – 5,392
  45. Metabief – 4,745
  46. Luz Ardiden – 4,714
  47. Villard de Lans – 4,704
  48. Arêches Beaufort – 4,665
  49. Luchon – 4,615
  50. Samoëns – 4,586

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 1 April.

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