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FALLS Creek’s sta­tus as Vic­to­ria’s lead­ing all sea­sons alpine re­sort has been con­firmed in a re­cent re­port.

The Vic­to­rian Alpine Re­sorts Eco­nomic Con­tri­bu­tion Study lists Falls Creek as the most sig­nif­i­cant con­trib­u­tor to the Vic­to­rian econ­omy.

The re­sort also hosted the most num­ber of vis­i­tor days and cre­ated the high­est num­ber of jobs for the alpine in­dus­try.

Mt Hotham is also help­ing de­liver an un­prece­dented growth for Vic­to­ria’s econ­omy and jobs sec­tor.

The alpine in­dus­try con­trib­uted $911 mil­lion of Gross State Profit to the Vic­to­rian econ­omy in the 2016/2017 win­ter and sum­mer months.

Com­mis­sioned by the Alpine Re­sorts Co-or­di­nat­ing Coun­cil the lat­est study as­sessed the eco­nomic con­tri­bu­tion of Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Baw Baw, Lake Moun­tain and Mt Buller/Mt Stir­ling.

In terms of each re­sort’s eco­nomic con­tri­bu­tion to Vic­to­ria, Falls Creek was the most sig­nif­i­cant con­trib­u­tor ac­count­ing for $316 mil­lion in value added and 3,164 jobs.

The re­sort re­ceived 263,242 vis­i­tors in to­tal for 2016, the sec­ond high­est in Vic­to­ria fol­lowed by Mt Ho- tham with 178,456.

Mt Buller/Stir­ling had the most vis­i­tors across both the win­ter and sum­mer months but Falls Creek and Mt Hotham lead the way in the av­er­age length of stay at 2.7 and 2.6 days re­spec­tively.

In win­ter Falls Creek and Mt Hotham re­sorts con­trib­uted around $290 mil­lion to the Gross Re­gional Prod­uct of the Alpine Shire up from $285mil­lion in 2011.

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