Andy Wirth’s plans to expand Squaw Valley Ski Resort are moving forward after receiving approval from the Placer County Planning Commission. If all goes well, the County Board of Supervisors will grant the final approval in October.
The region’s inability to handle more traffic is the only hurdle to overcome. While Wirth mentioned plans for a North Shore mass transit system, a representative from the League to Save Lake Tahoe wants to see a firm commitment from Wirth about how to manage the additional traffic. Squaw Valley does plan to add additional worker housing, which may help ease commuter traffic.
As the Chief Executive Officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Wirth is responsible for attracting guests to both the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows resorts.
With more than two decades of experience in the hotel and resort industry and his new title of Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation, Wirth understands that expansion brings new guests to Squaw Valley and also encourages more flights to come to the airport. Read more: Friends of Squaw Valley – Timeline
The expansion plans would also create new jobs for the Lake Tahoe community and bring in additional tax revenue. As a person who is concerned about the entire Lake Tahoe community, Andy Wirth knows that making Squaw Valley a premier resort destination with benefit all of Olympic Valley.
According to SteamBoatToday and CrowdRise, an avid outdoorsman, Wirth lost his arm in what might have been a fatal skydiving accident. With his arm surgically reattached, Worth worked diligently to get back to his favorite outdoor activities. He also co-founded Wounded Warrior Support, which raises funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation.