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The ARCC has produced a number of publications that are available to the public. While some are available in hard copy form in limited numbers, all are available electronically. The following list includes all the ARCC publications currently available, as well as other key Alpine Resort related document.

 

Green Season Research Report

May 2017

This report conducted by EY Sweeney aims to provide qualitative data on green season attitudes and perceptions from a range of visitors and non-visitors. This information can be used for strategic planning and decision making by the alpine industry.

Download pdf - 3.2 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2017-05-17

End of Season Report Winter 2016

April 2017

The report shows that the 2016 winter season again made use of extensive snow-making to supplement good natural snow falls to maintain visitation and economic activity until the end of the season at most resorts. During the 2016 snow season Victorian alpine resorts received 762,000 visitors and almost 1.4 million visitor days. This level of visitation represents a 12 per cent increase in visitors and a 5 per cent increase in visitor days compared to the 10 year average from 2006 to 2015.

Download pdf - 2.8 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2017-04-26

Fact Sheet Winter 2016

February 2017

During the 2016 winter season the resorts received a total of 762,981 visits and almost 1.4 million visitor days. Visitation in 2016 was above average for the decade. The reports show that the 2016 winter season again made use of extensive snow-making to supplement good natural snow falls to maintain visitation and economic activity until the end of the season at most resorts. Visitor survey results are consistent with previous years with a high level of visitor satisfaction at all resorts.

Download pdf - 257.4 KB Research and Statistics Reports 2017-02-14

The Potential Impact of Climate Change on Victorian Alpine Resorts Study

October 2016

Over the past few years the Victorian alpine resorts have been undertaking various adaptive approaches to manage the changing climate to ensure long term sustainable operations across 12 months of the year. This has encompassed continued broadening of ‘green season ‘ recreational and nature based activities and events designed to encourage Victorians to visit the alpine regions in summer, including supporting and working with local businesses to continue to provide a wide variety of products, services and regional job opportunities. There has also been investment in sustainable operations including water recycling and treatment systems, waste recovery processes, renewable energy systems and land management programs to protect the sensitive ecology and biodiversity of the alpine regions. Additionally, Victoria’s alpine resorts continue to work with local authorities to ensure coordinated responses to fire and emergency planning. In partnership with lift companies, there has been a significant investment in snow making infrastructure to maintain a quality winter experience, along with the development of non-snow dependent winter activities for a range of new visitors. In recognition of changing climatic conditions, the ARCC commissioned the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre at the University of Tasmania to provide research into the likely future impacts at Victoria’s alpine resorts. This report, in conjunction with other research conducted by the ARCC and its predecessor over the last 25 years, adds to an extensive body of knowledge. This latest report will be used by the resorts, industry and government to further assist with forward planning and maintaining a focus on enhancing alpine operations across 12 months of the year, creating resilient alpine resort communities.

Download pdf - 16.6 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2016-10-20

Summer Visitation 2015/16 Survey Report

June 2016

The 2015/16 summer visitation survey, conducted at all Victoria Alpine Resorts from Melbourne Cup Weekend until Anzac Day, found that 205,100 vehicles visited the resorts. From the surveys it is estimated that 450,000 people visited the resorts during the 2015/16 summer period.

Download pdf - 1.8 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2016-06-27

End of Season Report Winter 2015

February 2016

The report shows that the 2015 winter season again made use of extensive snow-making to supplement good natural snow falls to maintain visitation and economic activity until the end of the season at most resorts. Surveys also demonstrated that there was a high level of visitor satisfaction.

Download pdf - 2.3 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2016-02-01

Fact Sheet Winter 2015

January 2016

This fact sheet provides a summary of data about the Victorian alpine resorts for the 2015 winter season.

Download pdf - 1.9 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2016-01-29

End of Season Report Winter 2014

June 2015

The report shows that, in 2014, good natural snowfall and the used of extensive snow-making systems saw winter visitation to the six resorts recovering well from the previous winter season, in terms of both visitation and economic activity. Surveys also showed that there were high levels of visitor satisfaction at all resorts.

Download pdf - 4.2 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2015-06-30

Fact Sheet - Winter 2014

February 2015 Download pdf - 616.6 KB Research and Statistics Reports 2015-02-17

2014 Winter Visitation Statistics - End of Season

January 2015

At the conclusion of each winter season the Council archives the adjusted raw weekly visitation data. Please contact the Council if you require such information.

Download pdf - 25.6 KB Research and Statistics Reports 2015-01-15

Summer 2013/14 Visitation Survey Report

July 2014

The 2013/14 summer visitation survey, conducted at all five of Victoria’s Alpine Resorts from Melbourne Cup Weekend until Anzac Day, found that 174,500 vehicles visited the resorts. This was an increase of 7 per cent, or 11,000 vehicles, compared to the previous year’s result.

Download pdf - 1.0 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2014-07-31

Alpine Resorts Strategic Marketing Plan 2014 - 2018

June 2014

The Alpine Resorts Strategic Marketing Plan 2014-2018 was approved by the (then) Minister for Environment and Climate Change, The Hon Ryan Smith MP, and the Minister for Tourism, The Hon Louise Asher MP, in May 2014. The plan seeks to enhance the competitive positioning of Victoria's alpine resorts and grow visitation, yield and visitor expenditure over the next five years. The plan was prepared following extensive industry and stakeholder consultation.

Download pdf - 3.2 MB Alpine Resorts Strategic Marketing Plan 2014-06-11

ARC-VSA Agreement - Rental Review Recommendations

May 2014

Council conducted the six-yearly review of the ARC/VSA Agreement to inform the Minister about the 'industry-wide ceiling' (IWC), to apply in relation to site rental for the period commencing 1 November 2013, following analysis, consultation at both state-wide and resort levels and consideration of submissions. The Minister determined the IWC in May 2014, consistent with Council's recommendations.

Download pdf - 5.9 MB Projects 2014-05-31

Winter 2013 End of Season Report

May 2014

The report show that, in 2013, winter visitation to the six resorts was the lowest since 2006 and 22 per cent lower than 2012. The 2013 winter season was also one the poorest snow seasons on record with snow arriving late and natural snow depths well below the 10 year average at most resorts.

Download pdf - 2.8 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2014-05-21

2013 Winter Visitation Statistics - End of Season

April 2014

At the conclusion of each winter season the Council archives the unadjusted raw weekly visitation data. Please contact the Council if you require such information.

Download pdf - 25.6 KB Research and Statistics Reports 2014-04-30

Historical Winter Visitation Statistics

April 2014 Download pdf - 30.7 KB Research and Statistics Reports 2014-04-30

Fact sheet Winter 2013

March 2014

This fact sheet provides a summary of data about the Victorian alpine resorts for the 2013 winter season. Information includes: resort visitation data, selected snow depth data and estimates of the economic significance of alpine resorts.

Download pdf - 2.0 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2014-03-12

ARC-VSA Agreement 2013 Rental Review

December 2013

Council is leading the six-yearly review of the ARC/VSA Agreement to inform the Minister about the ‘industry-wide ceiling’ (IWC) to apply in relation to site rental for the period commencing 1 November 2013. A broad analysis of the impacts is available. Alpine Resort Management Boards are consulting at resort level, with the ARCC consulting at a state-wide level. The Minister will determine the IWC early next year. Submissions, by post or email, are invited by 10 February 2014. They will be treated as public documents and published on this website.

Download pdf - 94.3 KB Projects 2013-12-20

Background Paper Strategic Marketing Plan for Victoria's Alpine Resorts

July 2013

The Background Paper was prepared as the basis for initial consultation ahead of the development of the Draft Alpine Resorts Strategic Marketing Plan 2014 - 2018.

Download pdf - 2.3 MB Alpine Resorts Strategic Marketing Plan 2013-07-15

Summer 2012-13 Visitaton Survey Report

July 2013

This report, compiled from surveys conducted at all alpine resorts from Melbourne Cup weekend until Anzac Day, found that 345,000 people visited the alpine resorts in 2012-13, a decrease of 4 per cent compared to the previous year, largely as a result of significant bushfires in and nearby some resorts and nearby communities.

Download pdf - 2.8 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2013-07-05

The Economic Significance of the Victorian Alpine Resorts - Summer Season 2011

June 2013

The study demonstrates the economic benefit created by the Victorian alpine resorts in the summer season. The headline gross regional product for Victoria is estimated to be $93.7 million, with 956 jobs generated.

Download pdf - 3.4 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2013-06-17

Winter 2012 Visitor Satisfaction Report

May 2013

The visitor satisfaction project is undertaken in collaboration with ski lift companies and Alpine Resort Management Boards. The report documents the results of visitor surveys. It shows that there is a high level of visitor satisfaction across the sector, with mostly minor variations between resorts.

Download pdf - 1.2 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2013-05-29

Winter 2012 End of Season Report

March 2013

The report shows that visitation to the six resorts was the highest since 2004 and up over 20 per cent compared to 2011 and 14 per cent compared to the 10 year average. The 2012 winter season produced some of the best snow in years.

Download pdf - 4.8 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2013-03-28

The Economic Significance of the Australian Alpine Resorts Winter 2011 - Summary Report

January 2013

This report provides reliable knowledge about the economic significance of the alpine resort industry in summary form.

Download pdf - 1.1 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2013-01-14

The Economic Significance of the Australian Alpine Resorts Winter 2011 - Full Report

December 2012

The report demonstrates the important contribution that the alpine resorts make to the Australian economy as well as to the state and regional economies in which the alpine resorts are located. For Australia the combined benefit of total gross state product for the three Australian states with alpine resorts in 2011 was $1.561 billion with 14,000 additional full-time equivalent jobs.

Download pdf - 3.7 MB Research and Statistics Reports 2012-12-17

Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2012

December 2012

On 13 December 2012, the Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2012 (2012 Plan) was tabled in Parliament by the (then) Minister for Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Ryan Smith MP. The Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2012 sets out a framework for the development, promotion, management and use of Victoria’s six alpine resorts: Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller, Mt Stirling, Mt Baw Baw and Lake Mountain.

Download pdf - 7.6 MB Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2012 2012-12-13

Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2012 - Executive Summary

December 2012

Executive summary only of the 2012 Strategic Plan

Download pdf - 249.4 KB Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2012 2012-12-13

ARC-VSA Agreement 2007 Rental Review

March 2008

Council was requested by the Minister to lead and facilitate the required six-yearly review of the ARC/VSA Agreement and make recommendations in relation to revised rental arrangements. Council and Alpine Resorts Management Boards consulted with stakeholders and submissions were invited. Following consideration of submissions, Council prepared a report and recommendations for the Minister.

Download pdf - 620.2 KB Projects 2008-03-07

Accommodation Supply and Demand during the Peak Winter Season on Mount Buller

February 2007

The Accommodation Supply and Demand during the Peak Winter Season on Mount Buller report is a summary of a bed utilisation study undertaken as an Honours Research Project. The project examined a perceived mis-match of accommodation supply and demand. That is, it investigated whether demand outstripped the number of beds available. Using mail-out surveys and interviews carried out in 2005, the research found that during the peak period of a good snow season (August 2004) that accommodation was not at full capacity.

Download pdf - 4.0 MB Projects,Research and Statistics Reports 2007-02-01

Alpine Resorts Leasing Policy

March 2002 Download pdf - 1.8 MB Policy and Legislative Reports 2002-03-01
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