With the last few years being difficult for Andy Wirth, CEO of the Squaw Valley Resort, he has finally been provided some relief. In the last few years, Mother Nature hasn’t always cooperated, resulting in a serious drought that hasn’t been beneficial to the business conducted by the Squaw Valley Resort, which is a winter activity resort. It’s located in the Olympic Valley and is known for its beauty and scenic views. Not only has the drought seriously affected Squaw Valley Resort, but Wirth has also been dealing with the views and aggressions of the Olympic Valley political incorporation. They have been pushing to raises taxes among the residents in the area and the surrounding areas, which has placed a lot of pressure on Wirth. He hasn’t agreed with their suggestions and has openly opposed their views.
Wirth has finally found some relief from the drought and the political incorporation. A huge snow storm has swept through the valley providing moisture and inches of snow that was much needed in the area. Not only did the area see snow, but the political incorporation has withdrawn their efforts, alleviating some of the pressure on Wirth. He did not feel that the residential areas of the valley should be affected by their findings and taxes should not be raised. The two factors that were contributing havoc to the area have certainly gained some leeway, and they’re able to continue on with their conduct of business.
Wirth was born in Germany but always been part of the historical parks and resorts industry. With over 25 years of experience, he has gained a lot of experience and knowledge. He attended the Colorado State University. After graduating, he moved to Steamboat, Colorado, where he served as a marketing executive for the Steamboat Resort. In 2011 he decided to take over the Squaw Valley Resort where he has spent many hours investing in making the property appealing and beautiful. His most recent project entails a gondola that will connect the two sister ski resorts to each other. This will allow the skier’s to easily get from one location to another so they can enjoy the beauty of the Olympic Valley. Wirth is also a very active environmentalist, as he takes part in many environmental groups that provide a positive outlook to the world. He takes pride in teaching the youth about the environment so they grow up with a good understanding of how important it is to take care of it.
Source: The Reno Gazette Journal