Andy Wirth who plays a big part of this story. Is the current acting CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He manages the Squaw Valley Ski Resort which is based in the Olympic Valley in Northern Tahoe. Known for its picturesque scenery it is an incredible winter wonderland. Ideal for vacation seekers from around the world who want to experience some of the finest snow activities available. Andy Wirth’s passion has been to provide the community he lives in the best opportunities possible and to spur on the local economy. Tough times are abundant in our daily lives but few conquer the toughest of times, Andy Wirth has seen the toughest of times as he was recently involved in a sky diving accident which almost severed his arm. Suffering from extreme blood loss, which almost left him dead he weathered the storm and his thankfully on the mend. Thank you to many talented doctors and occupational therapist’s as well as family and friends. Some of these friends are worth mentioning and these were a group of Navy Seals which were stationed in the Olympic Valley the time of his accident.
The friendships he had in this group of people saw him conquer this tough time and through their spirits, narration and willingness to fight he managed to gain a full recovery. This experience has left Andy Wirth with the ambition to create awareness for members of the Navy Seals and their families who have to endure extreme hardships at times. Raising money and creating awareness for the Navy Seal Foundation through events like the Lake Tahoe Iron Man he has done just that. Not only do these people sacrifice their lives for our country but they also inspire us as a community.
The recent article by the Reno Gazette Journal which can be found here. makes mention of the recent troubled times the Olympic Valley community has had to endure. No adequate snow fall and the looming battle of incorporation has left business’s in distress. Andy Wirth believes that times are a changing as both bad weather and the battle will come to and end. Incorporation was halted as both sides spent large amounts of money battling it out. Those pro incorporation believe that Andy Wirth had his own agenda’s as rumours were heard of upcoming developments in the commercial and residential sectors as well as a gondola service. This service is to connect Squaw Valley and the Alpine Meadows side. This has been something snow boarders and skiers have dreamt of for decades. The incorporation battle is over and Andy believes wounds will heal and the community can work together.