Visitor numbers expected to rise now with snow
VISITOR numbers to all resorts across the Victorian snowfields should rise sharply with the arrival of some very welcome – albeit a little late – snow.
Reports for week six of the 2015 season show that although visitor numbers have been down by some 28 per cent so far, these figures are now on the rise.
During week six some 28,473 folk visited Mt Buller and 195 for Mt Stirling.
Year to date figures have also been surprising – equalling last year’s year to date figures for the same period with a one per cent change – upwards.
Visitor day numbers are following the same trend.
Across all resorts some 181,962 snow lovers visited the resorts, down by only eight per cent from last year which recorded 197,227 the previous year.
And the visitor days figures show only a 10 per cent difference from last year.
Late snowfalls could mean great spring skiing when over the next month more good natural snowfalls are predicted – giving those who love to ski in late August and September fine and perfect conditions.