Plans to Incorporate the Olympic Valley are Thwarted after Opposing Efforts by Squaw Valley

According to the Reno-Gazette Journal, the Lake Tahoe North Shore area has been hard hit by a massive drought in the last four years. This has significantly affected the livelihood of the communities residing in the area, as they largely depend on the induced business from the ski resorts based in this region. Dwindling business in the area over the four years has been attributed to the fall in snow levels.

Further, the area has been experiencing political issues due to various entities pushing to incorporate Olympic valley. The Olympic Valley is home to the best winter sports terrain in North America as well as Squaw Valley Resort, which is headed by Andy Wirth as its CEO. However, Wirth is a happy man since Mother Nature has helped to solve the snow problem through early storms accompanied by cold temperatures. This has led to various ski resorts in the area to open earlier than scheduled, which is good for business.

Why Andy Wirth Opposed the Incorporation Effort

Wirth claimed that the incorporation move would damage both the civic and business climate in the area. In addition, he stated that the move would trigger reduced level of service delivery to the residents such as snow plowing and road maintenance while hiking taxes for business and residents. In Andy’s relief, the incorporation motive was thwarted the California Local Agency Formation Commission.

Squaw Valley Development Projects

Squaw Valley Resort is set to boost the real estate sector in the area through increased commercial and residential development. Further, the company has been making plans to connect itself and the Alpine Meadows and through a gondola. The original information was published via the Reno-Gazette Journal http://www.rgj.com/story/life/outdoors/recreation/2015/12/03/squaw-alpine-boss-looks-turn-page-divisive-fight/76735928/

Andy Wirth

Andy Wirth is a former native of West Germany where he was born on July 25, 1963. He is an alumnus of the Colorado State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree before going to the Edinburgh University for further studies. Upon completing his studies, Wirth worked as a wilderness ranger at the San Pedro Wilderness Area. Later on, his career took shape during an internship at the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation. During his time in this company, he went through a transition of positions to become the executive vice president of sales and marketing. He later moved to Squaw Valley ski resort after being named as the chief executive officer in 2010.

Apart from handling business matters at Squaw Valley ski resort, Wirth takes part in initiatives that benefit the local community by supporting community service and environmental organizations. After a fatal accident, he went on to establish the Ironman team, which is dubbed as the Wounded Warrior Support. Through this team, Wirth helps to raise finances in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation as a way to honor the soldiers of the Navy SEALs. The information can be obtained from https://about.me/andywirth