Cham­ber meets for pre-sea­son din­ner

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE -

MT BULLER Cham­ber of Com­merce held its an­nual pre-sea­son meet­ing and din­ner re­cently at the Ski Club of Vic­to­ria.

Pres­i­dent of the cham­ber Socrates Pili­pa­sidis (Sox) said the meet­ing was very pos­i­tive with sev­eral items of im­por­tance be­ing dis­cussed.

Among those were the new model of gov­er­nance for Alpine re­sorts, in­clud­ing cost sav­ings for re­sorts and the for­ward book­ing num­bers.

“The for­ward book­ing num­bers for this sea­son so far are look­ing great and it has helped hav­ing Buller Hol­i­days on board to help with those enquiries,” he said.

“Book­ings are well in front from the same time last year and this is a big pos­i­tive for both Mans­field and Buller,” he said.

“Op­er­a­tors have got more con­fi­dence also with the in­crease in snow­mak­ing and groom­ing at­tract­ing more vis­i­tors early to the moun­tain.

“Busi­ness is look­ing pos­i­tive for this sea­son but un­til it gets un­der way and we get snow­fall you can’t tell what will hap­pen.”

The an­nual din­ner gives op­er­a­tors the chance to catch up prior to the sea­son start­ing as once vis­i­tors ar­rive there is not a lot of time to so­cialise.

Pic­tured are some of those who were at the din­ner.

Peter Munck­ton, Lau­rie Blampied, Searle Bat­ten and Michael Balfe.

Jenny Gulela, Rob Ai­vatoglou and Me­gan Tags.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.