Andy Wirth Seeks Reconciliation With Olympic Valley Incorporation

 

Over the past four years, Lake Tahoe has faced a drought and an incorporation battle over the Olympic Valley. Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort feared that the incorporation was a threat to the local businesses and civil climate; until they withdrew their effort to incorporate Olympic Valley. Wirth stated “It was truly a recipe for disaster, for fiscal disaster” in an article published by the Reno-Gazette Journal.

Wirth is a chairman on the board of Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority. He was appointed by the board in July 2013. He stated that “Enhancing air service is vital to the ski industry”, in an article that was published on SierraSun.com. He has outstanding experience in international resort management and has helped many airlines become more advanced with flights specifically for resorts. Wirth also stated in the article, how honored he was to represent the board, and how he planned to take their airport to a higher level in order to increase traveling to their region.

In 2016, Wirth will improve their transportation issue by opening a base to base gondola from Squaw Valley to Alpine Meadows. Allowing customers to ski each mountain without having to drive to different parking lots. Meaning there will be less cars on the road, so driving by Lake Tahoe will be less hectic. Wirth focuses on improving the local area and hopes to bring the community back together. The past four years have been difficult on the community of Lake Tahoe. Small businesses and locals have struggled financially. Hopefully with all the plans that Andy Wirth has in-store for the Lake Tahoe area, it can get the community back on its feet again.

The Squaw Valley Ski Holding CEO’s Skydiving

Andy Wirth has been the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holding since August 2010. He was made in charge of an upgrading worth 70 million dollars of making the skiing area to be at par with its competitors, immediately he joined Squaw Valley.

A significant achievement of Andy Wirth as the CEO of the resort is the merger that was made with Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. After the merger, the customers only need to buy one ticket for admission to both places. Mr. Wirth also became the CEO of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort by default.

Wirth loves skydiving and in spring 2011, Sean McCormick a Red Bull athlete helped him to be certified for jumping. In October 2013, a complication happened that forced him to land in a Vine Yard, which was not an ideal place. Crowdrise athoritatively stated that as Andy Wirth was landing a pole tore his arm and he lost a lot of blood from the brachial artery.

He was found by a fellow skydiver called Amanda after fifteen minutes. Wirth was transferred to hospital, where 12 units of blood were added to his body. The doctors took twelve hours fixing his arm that night, and he later underwent twenty-four other operations. Mr. Wirth stayed in the hospital for three months.

When Andy Wirth left the hospital, he was able to continue with biking and trail running, which were part of his life. He later met a Navy Seal crew who had visited Squaw Valley and befriended a few of them.

The CEO formed a group of three men that was to participate in an Ironman 70.3 race that was to be in the town, but was later canceled.

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