Num­ber of vis­i­tors still on the rise

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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