Visi­tor num­bers ex­pected to rise now with snow

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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