Numbers pile up along with the snow
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.