Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and has endured some tough times in the past few years. Weather hasn’t been especially cooperative, producing a drought for the Olympic scenic area, which makes it hard for the ski sports to take effect if the weather doesn’t produce.
Not only has he been faced with less than normal weather conditions, he has also had to deal with the incorporation and their efforts. However, thankfully, he has had a bout of relief from the two that has caused him to be able to breathe just a little better.
The incorporation has created some acquisitions and divisive efforts with the valley, and Wirth believes that it is a “recipe for disaster.” The incorporation recently withdrew their efforts, however, there has definitely been some damage done. Wirth hopes that in the future they work through some of the issues and do what’s right for the community.
Weather has also started to finally cooperate. The famous scenic ski resort was able to open their doors slightly early due to a snow storm that swept through the valley, creating enough snow and moisture for outdoor enthusiasts to take advantage.
The resort is known for its beautiful scenic picturesque views as well as the winter activities that are enjoyed by many in the Lake Tahoe areas, as well as visitors from all over.
Wirth has worked very hard to make the resort the way it is, and is continuously improving the resort to suit the needs to the public and enthusiasts. His most recent project is centered around a gondola that will stretch from one ski resort to the other, making it easier for skier’s to navigate through the area and hop from one resort to the next. They will be able to enjoy both resorts and have a safe, effective gondola to travel through.
They will have the opportunity to part at one or the other, and then travel back and forth. This will become a huge asset to the Squaw Valley Resort as it will make a way to the neighbor ski resort which in turn will make some very happy outdoor enthusiasts.
Andy Wirth has always been quite familiar with the outdoors and the historical state park sceneries. He grew up in Germany, and moved to Colorado to attend the Colorado State University. After graduating from college, he moved to Steamboat, Colorado, where his career began.
After working for the resort there for a length of time, he moved to the Olympic Valley where he became the CEO of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. He has been working to improve the grounds for quite some time, and is looking forward to the positive efforts.