Each of Victoria’s alpine resorts have a Stakeholder Consultative Committee (SCC), which provide advice relating to strategic and operational matters affecting the alpine resorts of Falls Creek, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Mt Stirling, Lake Mountain and Mt Baw Baw.

Role and functions

Amendments to the Alpine Resorts (Management) Act 1997 state the function of the SCCs is to give ARV the opinions and response of the community of that resort about:

  1. Matters relating to the promotion, operation, management, development and use of the resort;
  2. Strategic matters affecting alpine resorts and surrounding communities (including First Nations people);
  3. The development of the alpine resorts strategic plan; and
  4. Matters relating to fees and contributions for the provision of services by ARV.

Following the formation of Alpine Resorts Victoria on 1 October 2022, the ARV board sought nominations from resort-based organisations to participate in the SCCs, with the aim of ensuring broad representation of stakeholders and key user groups. SCCs are required to meet regularly (at least six times per year).


Membership of the SCCs is as follows:

Falls Creek

  • Richard Phillips - Falls Creek Ski Lifts
  • Robert McDonald - Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • Lisa Logan - Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • David Clarke - Falls Creek Alpine Association, Victorian Snowsports Association
  • Allan Marsland - Kangaroo Hoppet
  • Bess Nolan-Cook - Tourism North East
  • Britt Cox - Snow Australia
  • Shannon Exelby - Traverse Alpine Group
  • Brett Williams - Falls Creek Tennis & Social Club committee, FSCM Pty Ltd
  • Roger Kilby - Falls Creek Historical Society

Mt Stirling

  • Wayne Hevey - Four Wheel Drive Victoria
  • Evan Brophy - Lauriston Girls School, Howqua Campus
  • Martin Hunt - Mt Stirling Development Taskforce
  • Charles Street - Friends of Mount Stirling
  • Gerard McPhee - Victorian National Parks Association
  • Nick Whitby - Buller Ski Lifts
  • Jason Shaw - Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Mt Buller

  • Socrates Pilipasidis - Mt Buller Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Balfe - Mt Buller Chamber of Commerce
  • Joel Dixon - Mt Buller Ratepayers Association
  • Richard Leder - Mt Buller Ratepayers Association
  • Noel Landry - Buller Ski Lifts
  • Nick Whitby - Buller Ski Lifts
  • Kirsten Alexander - Mansfield Shire Council
  • Bess Nolan-Cook - Tourism North East

Mt Hotham

  • Steve Belli - Mt Hotham Chamber of Commerce, Alpine Resilience Partnership, ARIAG, Alpine Community Recovery Committee
  • Jon Hutchins - Hotham Stakeholders Association
  • Gregory Price - Hotham Stakeholders Association
  • Chris Coghlan - Arlberg Hotham
  • Paddy Hoy - Hoys
  • Philip Knight - Disabled Wintersport Australia
  • Nathan Butterworth - Mount Hotham Skiing Company
  • Craig Kilby - Team Hotham Winter Sports Club
  • Michael Hewitt - Zirkys
  • Bess Nolan-Cook - Tourism North East
  • Daniel Miller - Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

Mt Baw Baw

  • Matthew Yound - Ski Hire Pty Ltd
  • Paul Proctor - Mt Baw Baw Stakeholders Association
  • Leona Turra - Mt Baw Baw Stakeholders Association
  • Richard Reid - Tanjil Lodge and Mount Baw Baw Ski Hire
  • Melissa Langstaff - Baw Baw Shire Council
  • Terry Robinson - Destination Gippsland
  • Daniel Miller - Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

Lake Mountain

  • Julie Blyth - Murrindindi Shire Council
  • Greg McEwen - Cross Country Ski Hire, Elevation 423 Bar and Café
  • Nat Morandi - Marysville Ski Centre
  • Neil Fookes – Marysville Tourism & Business Association
  • Tony Pammer -  Pammer Outdoors
  • Nathan Zinno - Bike Now
  • Simon Arch - Vic Cross-Country Ski Association
  • Melanie Wilkinson – Peppers Resort

Page last updated: 27/02/23