Number of visitors still on the rise
WINTER is just flying by and visitor numbers to Mt Buller and Mt Stirling are continuing to rise.
Last weekend Buller had all lifts operating for the first time this season and over week seven almost 30,000 flocked to the mountain for snow fun.
On Monday more snow was predicted which will give Buller a boost to the areas where FIS competition continues this week.
Monday’s report from Buller stated there had been extensive grooming overnight with snow currently firm packed but expected to soften quickly.
And there were 20 lifts turning, making it easy to get across the resort with no troubles at all.
In the meantime visitor numbers for week seven up to July 23 (week eight figures not available as yet) show 29,718 people had taken to the slopes during that week up by some two percent in comparison for the same week the previous year.
Overall visitor numbers for the season are up by seven percent and the trend has continued with visitor day numbers which are also up by six per cent.
On a 10 year average visitor numbers are up by a massive 37 per cent with this season seeing more than 110,200 having fun on the slopes so far.
Mt Stirling numbers have also increased by 66 per cent for week seven and up by 21 per cent on a 10 year average.