Top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter (on 1 April ’14)

Alpe d’Huez once again stands out as one of the fastest growing French ski resorts on Twitter, adding 33% more followers in March. Since it put in place a new community manager arrangement, it has jumped from 19th in the ranking in December, to 7th now.

This past month, despite the one fresh dump of snow we had, spring fever has been building and Alpe d’Huez cleverly tapped into that by starting to talk about cycling. Check out its most retweeted tweets in March:

Alpe d Huez top tweets

source: twitonomy

Megève (+15%), Meribel (+10%), Les Gets (+9.5%) and Vars (+9.3%) were the other top movers in March. Megève continues its Twitter Card campaign, Meribel hosted the French national alpine ski championships in March and Vars continues to put itself on the map in the freestyle world, running the 2nd Vars Tournament which attracted global media attention including:

Les Gets, meanwhile, got Happy:

Average follower growth for all the top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter settled at 6.1%, compared to 5.8% for the top 50 on Facebook.

Here is the ranking in full, as compiled on the 1st of April:

Top 3 French ski domains on Twitter:

  1. Les 3 Vallées – 2,547 followers
  2. Portes du Soleil – 2,315
  3. Nouvelles Pyrénées – 2,195

Top 30 French ski resorts on Twitter:

  1. Megève – 8,783 followers
  2. Val Thorens – 4,480
  3. Chamonix – 4,248
  4. Val d’Isère – 2,971
  5. Morzine (en) – 2,564
  6. Les Arcs (fr) – 2,548
  7. Alpe d’Huez – 2,425
  8. La Plagne – 2,206
  9. Serre Chevalier (en) – 2,037
  10. Les Menuires – 1,998
  11. Les Gets – 1,928
  12. Le Grand Bornand – 1,845
  13. La Clusaz  – 1,839
  14. Morzine (fr) – 1,818
  15. Avoriaz – 1,793
  16. Ax3Domaines – 1,624
  17. Serre Chevalier (fr) – 1,556
  18. Les Contamines – 1,365
  19. La Tania – 1,305
  20. Aussois – 1,218
  21. Vars – 1,175
  22. Méribel – 1,100
  23. Tignes – 1,090
  24. Orcières 1850 – 1,056
  25. Peyragudes – 1,005
  26. Montgenèvre – 914
  27. Piau – 903
  28. Pic du Midi – 899
  29. Gourette – 801
  30. Cauterets – 688

Please note: these numbers were polled on the 1st of April 2014. 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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