For the past few years, the north shore communities from the Lake Tahoe region have had difficult times. From natural challenges to political challenges, both businesses and the residents have felt the effect of the problems that were facing them. An epic drought brought operations at winter resorts to a standstill. This affected the businesses that depended on these resorts.
In addition to that, the political front presented the challenge of efforts to incorporate Olympic Valley. The picturesque valley has become a top tourist destination across the world. The valley is also home to winter sports terrain that ranks as the best in North America. Despite all the challenges, better times are ahead. For Andy Wirth, this is good news.
For the natural challenges, Mother Nature brought a welcome surprise. Early storms and cold temperatures meant that resorts opened weeks earlier than expected. For the political challenges, the relief came following the collapse of the efforts for the incorporation of Olympic Valley as those backing the move withdrew from the efforts.
Squaw Valley Ski Holdings was greatly involved in opposing the incorporation, with hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on the same. Wirth pointed out that had the incorporation been successful, both residents and businesses would have had to bear the burden of higher taxes while at the same time suffering from the decreased levels of services such as road maintenance. The valley would also have been separated from the common pool of resources that the north shore communities rely on.
Incorporation backers have however come forward to point out that the motive of the opposition by Squaw Valley Ski Holdings was more self-involved. They add that the company did not want to answer to a town council, preferring to go through the Placer County Board of Supervisors based in Auburn, California.
Andy Wirth is a man committed to seeing the growth and development of Olympic Valley. In line with this, his company is planning to embark on residential and commercial developments in the region. The successful businessman is the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, one of the top destinations for tourists from all over the world.
Andy Wirth is committed to working with environmental and community service organizations in the region he operates from. His commitment comes from the need to see the improvement of the Lake Tahoe area for all people.
Following a skydiving accident, Mr. Wirth was involved in co-founding the Wounded Warrior Support. The team is involved in raising funds for an organization, the Navy SEAL Foundation. The organization is committed to supporting the members as well as families of operation team members upon their return from deployment. The original article was reported by Reno Gazette-Journal.