For the last four years, Lake Tahoe’s north shore communities haven’t been the same as before that time. Due to the drought, small businesses and winter resorts haven’t been having much business. There has also been a political challenge between some of the winter sports terrain in North America and the Squaw Valley Resort’s home called the Olympic Valley, as far as with the incorporation battle. The CEO and president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC. is believing that relief is soon to come for both fronts. There has been some relief from Mother Nature with early seasonal storms along with cold temperatures to the Lake Tahoe’s north shore communities. And as a result, the resorts opened weeks earlier than it has been in 10 years. Also, political relief has been provided this week resulting in the withdrawal of the Olympic Valley incorporation and you can read more about that at Squaw-Alpine boss looks to turn page on ‘divisive’ fight
He also thought services would be decreased for people. The ones in favor of incorporation said that Squaw Valley had the ulterior motives, including residential and commercial development, and plans to connect the company to the Alpine Meadows ski areas. They also said that this company was afraid to face the future Town Council on land usage, and other reasons- all according to the Reno-Gazette Journal. For more information, click here.
About Andy Wirth
Born on July 25, 1963 in Neubrucke, West Germany, Andrew “Andy” Wirth is the president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He has been in this type of industry for 25 years, and he has been serving as president and CEO for this company since 2010. In January 2016, he was also named to be the president and chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation.
Wirth received a bachelor of science from the Colorado State University. He also has a list of philanthropy efforts, including the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Community, the Human Society of Tahoe Truckee, Girls on the Run Sierra Chapter, The McConkey Foundation, High Fives, and the Truckee River Watershed Council. He is a great supporter and volunteers in these philanthropy efforts.