The past few years have proven to be tough for Squaw Valley Resort and other partnering north shore residential areas. The drought has slowed down a lot of the moisture and snow that is needed to make the resort thrive. It’s definitely created a challenge for Andy Wirth, CEO and founder of Squaw Valley Resort. Not only has he had mother nature and the shortage of moisture to deal with, but also faced some challenges in the political world in the form of an incorporation feud. Wirth has found some relief with the arrival of an early storm, which allowed the Squaw Valley and other Tahoe resorts the opportunity to open earlier than expected. The opposing incorporation has also withdrawn their efforts from the Olympic Valley.
Andy Wirth has worked hard for many years to make the Squaw Valley Resort one of he top destinations in the world for outdoor adventures and skiing. Throughout his years in the industry, he has spend many hours working in the resort world and perfecting his business skills. He is also a major supporter to many environmental organizations as well as community service businesses in the Lake Tahoe area. His goal has been to improve the overall general area for people of all ages.
After surviving a near fatal skydiving accident that truly changed his life, he has committed much of his fund raising efforts to the Navy SEAL Foundation. This foundation was set out to support Navy Seals and their families after they come home from active duty. Wirth wanted to find a way to honor the Navy SEALS for their service and for all they do for the people, communities and the services they do for our freedom.
Wirth wants to see the community work on transportation issues and other issues that arise in the community of Olympic Valley rather than support the incorporation. Wirth would like to hope to agree that both parties love the community and can agree on exactly what the community needs. Until then, he hopes that the division created can be repaired and that there is a chance for healing. Instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, Wirth would like to see the money placed towards bettering the community and providing the needs that the citizens need. His hope is that they can come together and solve this issue and move forward with business in the future.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal