Olympic Valley, California is home to one of the most well respected ski resorts in the United States. Squaw Valley Ski Resort is the second largest ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area, covering over 3,500 acres of land. Hundreds of thousands of skiers visit the resort on a yearly basis.
Squaw Valley is currently in the midst of plan to expand its huge area. The expansion plan has surpassed many obstacles on its way to being approved. Recently, the plan received a thumbs up from the Placer County Planning Commission, further progressing the plan to be presented to the County Board of Supervisors for final approval.
CEO of Squaw Andy Wirth says he thinks the meeting went as well as can be expected when there’s still a major issue in question. The League to Save Lake Tahoe strongly feels that the current traffic situation is unacceptable. Andy Wirth agrees and also believes the current traffic and transit problem has to be resolved.
Deputy director of the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Jesse Patterson, says the leagues concern is that, “good projects for the Lake down the line wouldn’t be able to be approved because there won’t be any room left for traffic.”
Squaw CEO, Andy Wirth, says he will gladly take on the challenge of solving the traffic issue. According to Wirth, the resort is already developing initiatives they believe will be beneficial if voters choose to support them.
Jesse Patterson is still a bit skeptical of Andy Wirth’s and Squaw Valley’s plans. Patterson says he’ll believe it when he sees it.
About Andy Wirth
Andy Wirth was born in Nuebrucke, West Germany, on July 25th, 1963. The 53 year old has had a career in the hotel and resort industry for over two decades, beginning his career with Steamboat Springs Resort. Wirth would serve in many leadership positions in the company from 1986 to 2007 when the company was acquired by Intrawest.
The same year Intrawest would promote Wirth to chief marketing officer and executive vice president. Wirth would leave Intrawest three years later to take the position of CEO with Squaw Valley. A position he still holds today.
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