The last four years have been tough for Squaw Valley Resort that is famous for it’s winter activities and beautiful Olympic Valley scenic country. They have experienced a severe drought throughout the country which has vastly impacted the business as well as other businesses in the surrounding areas. This year has provided some relief, as Squaw Valley has been blessed with early season winter storms that have provided much of the moisture they’ve been waiting for. Squaw Valley not only received the moisture to the area but they’ve also withstood political relief when they decided to take back their efforts to incorporate Olympic Valley.
Andy Wirth is the founder and owner of the Squaw Valley Resort and has worked very hard to make the resort one of the top tourist destinations in the world. He has contributed to many organizations and takes multiple efforts on focusing to improve the area for the Lake Tahoe residents and surrounding areas.
Andy Wirth had a near fatal skydiving accident that changed his life. He was in recovery with multiple fractures and broken bones. It was then that he decided to start a fundraiser for the Navy SEALS and their families to be used in a time of need. It’s targeted towards Navy SEALS and their families after they return home. Andy has also been on the Undercover Boss show that aired a few years ago.
He stood firm on his opposition to incorporate Olympic Valley suggesting that it would have resulted in higher taxes citizens and lower level of services such as plowing and different types of road maintenance. Andy felt that this would impact the residents because of the decreased level of services that would be provided. Wirth would rather see the community work on the transportation issues that arise and other issues that come up within the residents and the town. He is trying to ensure that the ski resort stays in viable, outstanding shape and would like the Town Council to be able to work together on the incorporation. He hopes that they can all agree that they love the community and would to see it thrive. The division has definitely played a toll recently with the accusations, however, he would like to see the withdrawal as a chance for healing. Wirth hopes that they can come together as a community and agree on the factors that truly need development and special work.