Andy Wirth Shaping Squaw Valley’s Future

Squaw Valley is one of the most known mountain destinations marketplaces. Activities such as Ice Bar at Alpine Meadows, dawn patrol, snowshoe dinner tours, the north face mountain guides, scenic aerial tram ride, winterwondergrass, and snoventures attract many. Visitations slow during some times of the year like spring even though the snowfall is adequate. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.powder.com/tag/andy-wirth/

The CEO of Squaw Valley, Andy Wirth, together with the community have developed a plan that is aimed at making Squaw Valley competitive. They were are organizing activities all year-round and resort amenities to survive. A plan consistent with the region’s core values, environmental friendly and preserving the mountain resort culture has been under development.

The plan is anticipated to create new jobs and keep the natives and neighbors employed. After more than 500 community meetings to collect ideas, reach a consensus and things to be compromised, the project was reduced substantially and the result will then be reviewed by the Placer County Board of Supervisors for evaluation. Read more: Just Breathe: Andy Wirth on the Upswing in Tahoe

Some of the modifications made include, protecting mountain views by reducing tall structures or eliminating them. Contributions to environmental initiatives. Having recreational opportunities throughout the year by offering educational experiences and miles of new hiking and biking trails, mountain adventure camping.

The resort leds the industry with its wage scale but it’s anticipating to create more 1400 new jobs. The project will also generate over $25 million in annual tax revenue to benefit the entire area in terms of good roads, snow removal, environmental initiatives, transit services, schools and hospitals.

Andy Wirth has worked diligently to make the area one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Wirth has received many awards like Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees, Steamboat Springs Business Leader of the Year Award. Made the HSMAI Top 25 Minds in Hospitality and Travel Sales and Marketing list. Read more: Andy Wirth — KCRW

In Oct, 2013 unfortunately Andy Wirth was involved in a skydiving accident in Lodi, California where his right arm was torn off but was replaced by a medical doctor. In 2014, he was recognized as Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA and received the Community Five Award.

Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/17254546-113/squaw-valleys-andy-wirth-appointed-chair-of-reno