The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, The Hon. Lily D’Ambriosio MP has endorsed the release of the Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 – Responding to a Changing Climate and Action Plan, the notice of which was published in the Victorian Government Gazette on 7 May 2020.
Summer Visitation Report 2019/2020 The Report shows there continues to be seasonal variation and this year the impact of large scale fires and COVID-19 was evident with lower visitor numbers than previous years.
End of Season Winter Report 2019
Report covers, Snow depth, economic contribution and visitor satisfaction in Victorian Alpine Resorts
The Victorian Government announced on Monday 22 March its intention to merge the four existing Alpine Resort Management Boards (ARMBs), Mount Hotham ARMB, Falls Creek ARMB, Mount Buller and Mount Stirling ARMB and the Southern ARMB, into a new statutory body corporate to be known as Alpine Resorts Victoria, subject to the passage of legislation in early 2022.
The ARCC will monitor the delivery of the strategic plan through its existing Council meeting process. Twice a year (October and April) ARMB Chairs will provide a progress report on the delivery of that year’s actions that are assigned to the ARMBs, as will the Chair of the ARCC for actions assigned to it. The ARCC will also provide an update on the progress of any actions assigned to other organisations (such as DELWP).
The report shows that during the 2019 winter season the resorts received a total of 933,000 visits and over 1.68 million visitor days. Total visitors and visitor days for winter 2019 decreased by 5 and 3 per cent respectively compared to winter 2018. A summary of the economic contribution for the winter season is provided along with visitor survey results for the resorts.