Mt Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board 2018 Annual Report


One of Us
Ski Pass
Jun 3, 2013
Care to summarise for us?
It's a pretty comprehensive report (the Hotham) annual report, although there's a fair amount of "filler" content.

From a quick skim read:
Winter visitor numbers up up 21k in 2018 vs 2017 or 5.7%. This could be explained by the length of the season and good snow.
- Did appear to notice more (what looked to be) first time visitors, last year. Which did surprise me a bit as Hotham not would be my choice for a first time snow experience.
Ratio of non-winter visitors to winter visitors (how would they even measure this?)... ratio is 0.96
433cm season snowfall against a 10 year average of 299cm's means it was a very very good season
Interesting to see they have the number of days each of the lifts ran for

Realignment of the Great Alpine Road - will probably have the most impact but only gets 2 sentences.. Sorry, no new lifts announced...
"The realignment of the Great Alpine Road is safety and urban-design focused. It will create more space for pedestrians and safer conditions for traffic moving through the resort. We are awaiting planning approval for this."

For those that froth about the chain fitting and different access routes, there is a whole page devoted to it. Unsurprisingly 2018 saw the most days of "All vehicles" have to fit chains.
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One of Us
Ski Pass
Jul 9, 2010
The 'Gul
Wish I could easily graph the tables in appendices...

Salient points:
  • Generally, visitors @ Buller > Falls > Hotham
  • Exceptions: 1988 Falls 233k visitors, Buller 122k; 1993 Falls 119k Buller 88k; 2005 Falls 222k Buller 209k
  • Hotham beat Falls for visitors in 2002, 2009, and 2010. Similar for visitor days
  • Hotham beat Buller for visitor days 1993
  • Hotham records: 2004 and 2012 with 165k visitors and 411k visitor days respectively
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