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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.