Visitor figures continue to rise
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.