Vis­i­tor fig­ures con­tinue to rise

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE -

MT BULLER and Mt Stir­ling have both ex­pe­ri­enced bumper num­bers this sea­son with Stir­ling record­ing a 173 per cent rise in vis­i­tors.

Mt Buller has ex­pe­ri­enced a 21 per cent rise in com­par­i­son for the same week (Week 11 stats) from last year.

Some 31,569 peo­ple vis­ited the re­sort in the week, a rise of more than 5000 from the pre­vi­ous year.

And Mt Stir­ling had an ad­di­tional 600 peo­ple on its slopes.

Over­all the year to date fig­ures are four per cent over and above last year’s fig­ures for Buller but for Stir­ling the year to date fig­ures are down de­spite good snow falls.

On a 10 year av­er­age Stir­ling is still up 20 per cent and Buller is up by al­most one third – 29 per cent.

Vis­i­tor days have fol­lowed the cur­rent trend of in­creas­ing also with Buller be­ing up by some nine per cent and Stir­ling up by 29 per cent on a 10 year av­er­age.

Year to date fig­ures for Stir­ling for vis­i­tor days are 6491 and Buller 387,888 – al­most reach­ing the half mil­lion mark for Buller.

With al­most one month to go it is ex­pected that Mt Buller might just make the 500,000 mark for the sea­son – show­ing that ski­ing and the ‘snow ex­pe­ri­ence’ are still favourite win­ter pas­times for many.

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