Andy Wirth is the president and CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings, a company located in Lake Tahoe. His main objective while working in the resort is ensuring that the ski area is the top tourist destination internationally.
During his term as the CEO of the resort, Andy Wirth has worked hard to improve the environmental and also the community service institution in the community. He wants the area to be the best for everyone, regardless of their age.
He had a nearly fatal accident while skydiving. He spent three months in hospital recovering, and several surgeries were performed on his arm. After the fatal accidents, he realized how difficult it can be to get back to playing, and that’s when he co -founded the Ironman team. Their group is known as Wounded Warrior Support. The main aim of the group is to honor the fine men participating in the Navy SEALs. The team has been supportive, raising funds for the Navy Foundation.
Andy Wirth and the communities in Lake Tahoe have been having sleepless nights for some years now. The whole area has not been experiencing enough rains, and this affected the winter resorts and the small businesses that depend on the resorts. The north shore communities were having a disaster. Almost all the businesses, regardless of the specialization.
The drought was not the only problem that Andy and his community were facing. A certain group in the community wanted Olympic Valley to be incorporated, and this brought political instability in the area, worsening the already bad situation. Olympic Valley is the area that houses Squaw Valley Holdings and many other important winter resorts in Lake Tahoe.
However, Andy Wirth and the Tahoe community can afford a smile. Things seem to be getting in place after several years. All issues seem to be getting solved, and if the people work hard, the environment in the area will return to normal. First of all, nature offered them early storms, bringing an end to the long-lasting drought.
The early storms from Mother Nature were accompanied by very cold temperatures. This has never been experienced in the past ten years, and the community took advantage of the situation and opened their resorts and businesses earlier than usual. This means that they will make more money than usual, compensating their loss.
The group in the community that was supporting the incorporation effort has also withdrawn, bringing the much-needed calm in the political climate. The incorporation of Olympic Valley would have resulted in high taxes to the community, and this means that the people’s problems have all been solved.
Andy Wirth’s organization had spent thousands of dollars opposing Olympic Valley Incorporation, and the withdrawal from the backers of the motion will serve as a victory to the Squaw Valley Holdings.
Source: the Reno Gazette-Journal