Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are two iconic North Tahoe ski resorts. They have always held a connection. However, distinct cultures and passes separated these two. The separation ended in 2011 when KSL Capital Partners, Squaw Valley owners, purchased Alpine Meadows.

The two mountains were united making them be one big resort, but you have to drive from one resort to the other. Tahoe skiers and snowboarders will not have to drive anymore so as to get to the other mountain. Skaw Valley Holdings publicized their intentions of building a gondola that would join the two resorts. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/09/andy-wirth-squaw-valley.aspx

This gondola will be a dream come true for the snowboarders and skiers who have ever visited this place. The gondola will have three wings. Read more: Andy Wirth — KCRW

The plan of joining the two resorts was predictable since the two resorts were merged. Troy Caldwell, the proprietor of the land between the two resorts, was the determiner of the connection.

The announcement of the oncoming gondola meant that Andy Wirth and Caldwell had reached an amicable agreement. The gondola will be at the western border of Caldwell’s property. Some sources have reported that part of the gondola will extend to U.S. Forest Service. Read more: andy wirth | POWDER Magazine

Squaw Valley resort has encountered resistance from the local skiers on their development plans to enlarge their base-area village. Squaw Alpine is seeking for public support on the anticipated gondola. The plans for the gondola are to be submitted to the Placer County and the U.S. Forest Service.

The CEO of Squaw Alpine, Andy Mirth said that the gondola plans originated from the founder of Squaw Valley, Poulsen. He had this vision many decades earlier. Many people have been dreaming of it since then. According to Powder Magazine, Andy Mirth succeeded where most of his predecessors had failed since he took a friendly approach when dealing with Caldwell.

Andy Wirth began a friendship with Caldwell when he first got to the resort. He did not use lawyers or litigation to get Caldwell’s approval. The two aligned and worked toward making Alpine Meadow and Squaw Valley one, making it a reality for the esteemed clients.

Andy Wirth is the current president of the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He has worked in the hotel and mountain resort industry for long. His career in this industry began at Steamboat Springs Resort back in 1986.

He had various leadership positions at the Steamboat Resort. He left Steamboat and went to serve as the CEO and president of Squaw Valley.

He has received multiple awards from Steamboat’s leader of the year to Citizen of the year by Disabled Sports U.S. Andy is a major contributor to the community and environmental services.