The president and chief executive officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings ran through a comprehensive plan for improving not only the skiing experience today but also the long term environmental development in the Lake Tahoe area.
Andy Wirth wrote about the possibilities in an article for the Auburn Journal, which can be found at www.auburnjournal.com/article/ 10/28/15/another-view-community-input-shaping-squaw-valley’s-future.
According to Andy Wirth, the plan looks ahead to supporting three principles: valuing the mountain; maintaining its legacy and embracing a new generation of adventure skiers and their families.
Keeping on its aggressive path, Wirth outlined the plan which resulted from listening to the community in more than 500 community meetings.
The plan takes in setting up new employment, approximately 1,400 new jobs and producing more than $25 million in yearly tax revenue which will not only do good for the county but also help sponsor public services such as upgrading roads, ecological programs as well as snow removal. Read more: Andy Wirth – Squaw Valley CEO and Philanthropist and Another View: Community input shaping Squaw Valley’s future
New climbing, hiking and biking trails will also be made available, according to Wirth, as well as a Mountain Adventure Camp which will provide first rate training amenities with both indoor and outdoor recreational activities for the sportsperson.
As regards the environment, the plan calls for more than 90 percent of the project to be built on 82 acres of present asphalt parking lots. It also calls for the latest construction to be reduced by 30 feet to preserve mountain views. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/09/andy-wirth-squaw-valley.aspx
What’s more, Wirth pointed out to increase the current stream of tourism dollars the plan has a need for fantastic recreational and entertainment activities that continue throughout the year, such as providing new lodging, restaurants, shopping and attractions. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.kcrw.com/people/andy-wirth
Andy Wirth, who has been employed in the mountain resort and hotel industry for 25 years, was appointed president and chief executive officer of Squaw Valley ski resort in 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University.