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Andy Wirth’s Crusade To Prevent Incorporation In Lake Tahoe

The Reno-Gazette Journal just released an article highlighting the causes of the recent economic slump in Lake Tahoe, and it also covered the battle between Andy Wirth and the backers of incorporation attempting to place the businesses of the community under their thumb and watchful eye. This article was an eye-opener to say the least. Apparently Lake Tahoe has been struggling economically for around four years now due to a slump in tourism, and there has been a long, hard-fought political skirmish between backers of incorporation and owners and CEOs of local businesses and resorts. Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, which owns Squaw Valley Ski Resort, has stood firmly against the incorporation of the resorts and businesses in Olympic Valley.

The battle ultimately boils down to land use decisions by the businesses and who will make them. The backers of incorporation claim it is all about trying to avoid answering to a local council made up of future residents, and they also state Squaw Valley Ski Holdings threw so much money at the prevention of the incorporation because it would prefer to handle any land issues with Placer County and its Supervisors. Dealing with Pacer County Supervisors is the proper channel since land use is a county issue, but the backers of incorporation seemed to imply corruption, while a member alleged there was influencing on the county level.

Andy Wirth dismissed the allegations, and he pointed out the backers of incorporation had spent more than their fair share of money to try and incorporate the town. The backers of incorporation wasted their money because a California commission determined the proposed town wouldn’t be viable financially. The decision shut the door on the proposed incorporation, and now the resorts, businesses and residents of the community have a chance to come together and heal. The legal battle resulted in a lot of division in the area, and Andy Wirth has proposed the community come together to work on projects to improve the area.

According to Andy Wirth’s About Me site, he cares very much for Lake Tahoe, and he’s dedicated to improving the area and having a close community. He donates a lot of his time and money to many local service organizations in Lake Tahoe, and he is just as dedicated to improving the environment by donating his time and money to various causes. Andy Wirth is a successful business man and a pillar of the Lake Tahoe community.

Andy Wirth Discusses The Future Of Squaw Valley

Andy Wirth, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, has recently published an op-ed piece in the Auburn Journal regarding the future of Squaw Valley. Squaw Valley is in the North Tahoe area, which relies heavily on tourists to keep the economy going. However, tourism drops off around a certain point in the year.

Instead of seeing the usual slump during the year, Wirth and the community have come up with an idea to stay competitive and help the area survive economically. Their new goal is to keep Squaw Valley busy year round. This way, more tourists will be attracted to the area and create more jobs for those who live locally. The community supports the plan to expand what is offered at the Village at Squaw Valley, as long as the environmental impact is low. Wirth has proposed two year-round activities to boost the economy: Squaw Creek Interpretive Park and Mountain Adventure Camp. The Squaw Creek Interpretive Park will offer biking and hiking trails, as well as educational content. The Mountain Adventure Camp will offer athletic training facilities as well as adventurous recreational activities.

Andy Wirth is the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, which includes both Squaw Valley and the Alpine Meadows Resorts located in Olympic Valley, California. Wirth joined Squaw Valley Ski Holdings in 2010 and has been at the helm ever since. Early this year, he was made Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board by the Board Trustees. In this position, he hopes to revamp the Reno-Tahoe Airport to bring in more tourists to the area.

In 2013, Andy Wirth experienced a life-changing event. While skydiving in Lodi, California, Wirth missed his drop point and landed in a vineyard. While landing, his right arm caught on a metal fence post and was nearly severed. He managed to stem the bleeding until help arrived. After many surgeries, Wirth was able to keep his right arm and has regained use of it.

Andy Wirth and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings can be seen in a 2013 episode of “Undercover Boss”.