Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council

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The Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council (ARCC) is a government agency that focuses on the strategic direction and sustainable growth for Victoria's five alpine resorts: Mt Baw Baw, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Mt Buller/Mt Stirling and Lake Mountain.

Three key areas of priority for the ARCC include:

Strategic positioning and advocacy

Co-operation and partnerships

Research and statistics



What's New

ARCC Industry update - December 2019

All Resort Season Pass Holder Survey - Winner 2019

Eric Ball from Park Orchards in Victoria has won an All Resort Season Pass for the 2020 Seaon - just for filling in and sending back his survey card to the ARCC attached to his 2019 pass.

Eric says, "I've been skiing since I was a kid, and the Victorian High Country is still my favourite place to be. The views, the snow, it's an amazing experience. Can't wait to be up there again next year".

 This is Eric on the Baw Baw Plateau

Other winners include:

Geraldine Wallace of Prahran, Vic won a Falls Creek pass

Lara Sands of Port Melbourne, Vic won a Mt Hotham pass

Sue Boston of Middle Park, Vic and Kylie Dennis of Mornington, Vic won Mt Buller/Mt Stirling passes

Simon Falcone of Healesville won a Lake Mountain/Mt Baw Baw pass

Congrats to all our winners! 

Alpine Resorts Leasing Policy Review


Leasing at Victorian Alpine Resorts is undertaken in accordance with the Alpine Resorts Leasing Policy, which was released by the Victorian Government in 2002.  It is considered timely to review the leasing policy and associated implementation details to ensure that leasing policy, decisions and documentation support applicable alpine sector policy, are efficient and effective in operation and consistent with contemporary practices.  

Who is doing the review

The Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council (ARCC), has been requested by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to lead the review.  A Project Steering Group comprising ARCC and DELWP staff, has been formed to set the parameters of the project and the working group, assess the advice of the working group and draft policy advice for consideration by DELWP.  A Project Working Group has been formed to undertake stakeholder engagement and provide advice.  The Working Group comprises representatives from DELWP, ARCC, Alpine Resort Management Boards (ARMBs), the Alpine Resorts Industry Advisory Group (ARIAG) and the Victorian Snowsports Association (VSA).

Stakeholder Engagement Action Plan

The Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council together with Alpine Resort Management Boards, are committed to actively and genuinely engaging with stakeholders on decisions that affect them. We worked with community engagement and public relations specialist, Currie Communications, on an action plan to help us deliver improved and consistent engagement across the Victorian alpine sector. The action plan outlines the collaborative process we undertook to agree on a sector-wide policy and vision for engagement, along with 12 key actions we have committed to implement over the next 12 months.

Development of a new Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan

The ARCC is developing a new alpine resorts strategic plan entitled, "Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan (2019) - responding to a changing climate". The Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan sets the future strategic direction for Victoria’s Alpine Resorts and the ARCC has committed to offering all stakeholders an opportunity to have their say.

Our stakeholder engagement activities are now complete and the results are available from our Engage Victoria site. We would like to thank everyone that participated in our stakeholder workshops or made an online submission.

The ARCC will be using the outcomes of our stakeholder engagement to inform the development of the strategic plan which will take place over the coming months. The ARCC will continue to provide updates as the development of the strategic plan progresses.