‘Tens’ have the stats

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ALTHOUGH the 10 year av­er­age for num­bers of visi­tors to Mt Buller has risen by some 10 per cent, this year’s fig­ures are still down by 10 per cent from 2014.

How­ever, these fig­ures are ex­pected to rise again with the an­nual In­ter­school com­pe­ti­tions start­ing next week and the spring rac­ing sched­ule in full swing.

In week 10 of the sea­son stats show 29,304 visi­tors ar­rived on Mt Buller and some 1167 to Mt Stir­ling, how­ever, these num­bers are still down by 10 per cent and six per cent re­spec­tively.

Mt Buller is still lead­ing the way when it comes to the most visi­tors across the Vic­to­rian snow­fields tak­ing al­most half of all stats – to­talling 76,607 across all re­sorts for week 10.

The stats are again re­flected in the year to date num­bers – also down by 10 per cent across all re­sorts.

The de­clin­ing pat­tern con­tin­ues with the visi­tor days for 2015 with Buller num­bers down by 12 per cent and Stir­ling down by 17 per cent.

These fig­ures may just be re­flected in the lack of early snow and as snow con­tin­ues to fall across the re­gion, num­bers are ex­pected to lift be­tween now and mid-Septem­ber.

On a higher note when yearly fig­ures are looked at on that 10 year ba­sis Mt Buller has gained some 14 per cent ad­di­tional visi­tors while Mt Stir­ling has jumped by 19 per cent.

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