In the last few years, things have not been easy for the north shore communities at Lake Tahoe. The communities have been struggling from an major drought that has
taken it’s toll on the winter resort, as well as the small businesses that depend on the resort. In addition to the natural challenges that have affected the communities,
they have also been affected by political challenges as well with a incorporation battle over the Olympic Valley, and is the home of Squaw Valley Resort, and is one of the most iconic winter sports terrain in North America.
However, the good news is that Andy Wirth, who is the CEO and president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, is putting forth efforts in providing relief to both of these challenges. Mother Nature has provided it’s own form of help, through a series of early season storms, that combined with cold temperatures helped Squaw Valley and other Tahoe resort areas to open a week earlier then they have in the past decade.
In addition to relief of the natural challenges to the resort, the backers of the incorporation effort, that Wirth has considered a threat to the civic climate and the
business within the area. Political relief has been provided this week as the resort formally withdrew their efforts in olympic valley incorporation.
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Ski Holdings have spent thousands of dollars in an opposing incorporation efforts, because according to Wirth, that had the potential to result in higher taxes on both
residents and businesses, and could have decreased the level in services that the community depends on, including snow plowing and road maintenance. It was said by
incorporation backers that Squaw Valley Ski Holdings have had a more self-involved motive when it comes to opposing incorporation.
The company also has plans in improving it’s real estate by providing more commercial and residential development. And there are also plans to build a gondola that will connect the Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley ski areas. According to incorporation backers, the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings was worried when it came to answering the town council, instead of being preferred to the Auburn, California based Placer County Board of Supervisors.
Wirth went on to reject the interpretation and made a point that the incorporation group had also raised and spent just as much as the ski resort had. Wirth said that with the efforts from the incorporation, he would the community to work on transportation as well as other issues as a community that will go beyond Olympic valley.
In his work as the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Andy Wirth has worked tirelessly in his efforts for making the resort one of the worlds top tourist destinations. In addition to his work at the resort, he has also been a major contributor in community and environmental service organizations around the area of Lake Tahoe. Wirth is also focused on making improvements to the area for people and visitors of all ages.
After he was in a near-fetal skydiving accident, Wirth co-founded an ironman team that he calls Wounded Warrior Support. And along with his work in the Wounded Warrior Support, he also honors the Navy SEALs, which he helps to raise funds in the Navy SEAL foundation, which is a high-quality organization that helps in supporting special operations that helps the team members and their families upon their return home.