Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council

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

ARC-VSA Agreement - Rental Review 2019 - 2025 Background Report 

Submissions invited

Submissions are invited to Council by 30 March 2020.  All submissions received will be treated as public documents, with the submission and name of the submittor published on the ARCC website and provided to the Minister.

Alpine Industry Conference - 'Exploring Mountain Tourism'

With the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, the conference has unfortunately been cancelled. 

The Alpine Industry Conference - 'Exploring Mountain Tourism', scheduled for May 7-8 2020, has unfortunately been cancelled due to concerns about the current spread of the new Coronavirus causing COVID-19. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope for your understanding. 

If you had already purchased a ticket through Eventbrite we are issuing full refunds and you’ll receive an email within the next 1-2 days to confirm your refund has been issued.

Fact Sheet -  Winter 2019

Summary of visitor statistics, snow depth data & economic contribution.

New Ministerial Directions

The Hon. Minister Lily D'Ambrosio handed down new Ministerial Directions to the ARCC effective Jan 6, 2020.  

Stakeholder Engagement Policy 2019 (FINAL)

The Stakeholder Engagement Policy serves as a public statement of the ARCC’s commitment to engaging with stakeholders who may be affected by decisions we make.  It was developed with two rounds of consultation and reflects what stakeholders told us they valued – clear processes that are planned, transparent, genuine, proactive, inclusive and timely.  The policy also describes the sector’s vision for engagement and defines important engagement language adopted from the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). The ARCC are  grateful for the level of stakeholder interest received and the constructive suggestions that helped shape the final version of the policy. 

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).