Num­bers pile up along with the snow

Mt Buller News - - NEWS - By DAVID MIMS

VIS­I­TOR num­bers to Mt Buller and Mt Stir­ling con­tinue to pile up, with both re­sorts above the All Re­sorts av­er­age for sea­son to date.

Fig­ures for week end­ing Au­gust 21 (Week 11) from the Alpine Re­sorts Co­or­di­nat­ing Coun­cil (ARCC) shows Mt Buller con­tin­ues to re­ceive more than dou­ble the vis­i­tors of any other re­sort.

Year to date, 262,569 vis­i­tors passed through the gate, the high­est fig­ure in the 10 years of data shown in the re­port.

This is an 18 per cent in­crease on last year’s sea­son to date against an all re­sorts av­er­age of 10 per cent.

Mt Stir­ling is sit­ting at a 19 per cent in­crease on last year.

Vis­i­tor days spent on Mt Buller is at a six year high of 375,846, up 13 per cent for the sea­son against the all re­sorts av­er­age of 10 per cent, while Mt Stir­ling is at 33 per cent up on last year.

Good early sea­son snow­falls dur­ing the Vic­to­rian school hol­i­days got Buller off to a great start, and timely falls dur­ing the sea­son in tan­dem with good snow mak­ing con­di­tions have al­lowed the re­sort to main­tain a healthy cover across al­most all weeks.

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