It’s been a struggle for some of Lake Tahoe’s north shore communities in the last few years. Between the drought that has left them with a tough winter and the incorporation that’s been pushing the concept of new regulations on them, they’ve had their work cut out for them. The political corporation has caused quite a drift for the beautiful Olympic Valley resorts, especially the Squaw Valley Resort. The drought has slowed down business in the past four years, but they are finally seeing some relief.
Andy Wirth is the CEO and president of Squaw Valley Resort and has luckily experienced some positive news in the form of early season winter weather and the political incorporation withdrawing their efforts to raise taxes among the communities along with other issues. The storm swept through the valley early bringing in some much needed moisture to the resort. Many people come to enjoy the winter activities and take part in the beautiful scenic views, and they were able to do that a little earlier this year, which has helped the Squaw Valley Resort immensely.
Andy Wirth has many years of experience in the historical parks and resorts. He is from Germany, but moved to Colorado to attend the Colorado State University. He then moved to Steamboat, Colorado where he worked at the resort as their marketing manager. He then decided to take the move and become the CEO and president of the beautiful Squaw Valley Resort, which he is overseeing many positive changes happening. He is assisting in the process of building a gondola that will attach from one resort to the other, allowing skiers to get from one resort to the other in a timely fashion. They will have to park at one or the other, but once inside the resort, they will be able to utilize the gondola and both resorts for their winter activities. The building process has not begun yet, but one it does, it should take a few years to complete.
Andy Wirth is very passionate about the environment and the surrounding areas of the community. He is a major contributor to environment and community services. His goal is to improve areas so that people of all ages can happily enjoy. After surviving a near fatal sky diving accident, Andy co-founded the Wounded Warrior Support charity in honor of Navy Seals that have served their time and are returning home to their families.
Andy Wirth hopes that the political corporation and he can move past the issues that have been brought up. If they can move past this and allow a chance for healing, they can focus on the needs of the communities as well as the resort traffic.
Source: the Reno-Gazette Journal