‘Tens’ have the stats
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.