Visitor numbers look promising
ALTHOUGH it is considered a slow start to the snow season visitor numbers do not reflect the lack of snow.
Compared to 2014, visitor numbers in the first two weeks of the season actually tripled bringing a spark of hope for a good season.
In the first week there were more than 8000 visitors to Buller but only 30 to Mt Stirling – not surprising as Mt Stirling has no snow at this time.
Mt Buller numbers, however, were up by more than 300 per cent compared to last year – mainly due to the fact that early snow fell, along with temperatures allowing snow to be ‘man made’.
In the second week Mt Buller had an additional 4818 visitors while Mt Stirling had 54.
The total number of visitors to Mt Buller as at June 14 was 12,873 compared to the average over the past years of 9164 at the same time.
Resorts across the whole of the alpine region saw 29,856 visitors reach the peaks with Mt Buller still leading the way in terms of numbers.
With freezing cold temperatures at night over the past week it is not surprising that the snow guns have been very happy at work making lots of white stuff for visitors to play in this weekend.
And the good news is that gate entry has been halved ($22.50 at the resort entry point and $21 online) until the good snow falls come.
Further to this adults can ski and snowboard for just $70 and kids can hit the slopes for $40.
These offers will be assessed on a daily basis.
ALL OVER 50: Representatives of some of the lodges being presented with their 50 year certificates with vice chair of the management board Dean Belle (centre back) and Mt Buller Mt Stirling Management chief executive officer John Huber (far right).