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Keystone skiing has been back in business for the past two years with an average of more than one person per outing.
The popular weekend trip to the north Queensland mountain is back, but it is more of a one-off.
Keystone Ski and Adventure’s general manager Mark Groskin says the resort’s regular customers have been waiting for more.
“There’s a lot of people that are coming through here who are not normally going on trips because they’ve got family commitments or other commitments,” Mr Groskins said.
“We’ve been seeing a lot more people come through for the last two years and that’s something we’ve really been pleased about.”
It’s the first time that we’ve had more people coming through on weekends than we’ve been having on weekdays, so we’re happy.
“The average trip now costs $2,250.
The resort’s main drawcard is the “Ski, Adventure and Skiing” experience.”
People come here for the day, or for the weekend, and we have a really good, fun experience for that,” Mr Graskin said.
The ski and adventure experience has also been boosted by the return of the resort, with more staff working to maintain the resort.
Mr Graskins says there are some changes to the resort that will be more attractive to tourists, such as a longer list of attractions to choose from, which is a positive for the resort and for the community.”
The main thing is we want people to come to Keystone because it’s the most popular resort in the country and we’re a big draw to the tourism industry,” Mr GRASKINS said.
It is a welcome change for Mr Grasher, who says the skiing season has always been difficult.”
I think it’s a great time to be here, it’s great for our guests, and it’s really great for the people that come to this resort,” he said.
He says there will be new changes to how guests can experience the resort this year, such a reduced list of park attractions, including the old Keystone.”
Keystone has been a little bit of a draw for us, but we’ve done some work on the back end, which will hopefully give people more choice,” MrGRASKIN said.
Keystones ski resort is open from Sunday until January 1.