In October 2015 the Auburn Journal published an op-ed piece written by Andy Wirth the president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort. This publication outlined the expansion project currently underway at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort.
This op-ed piece outlined the plan to add the Squaw Creek Interpretive Park and Mountain Adventure Camp to the ski resort to help attract visitors year-round.
This expansion project is expected to create over 1,400 new jobs and 25 million dollars in annual tax revenue for the county. The plans for this project utilize much of the existing 82 acres of asphalt parking lots.
This plan also calls for the extensive restoration of the nearby Squaw Creek as well as an annual contribution of at least 1 million dollars to environmental initiatives by Squaw Valley Resort.
The CEO and president of Squaw Valley Ski Resort Andy Wirth is known by some for his appearance on an episode of Undercover Boss while other individuals know Andy due to a near-fatal accident that he suffered while skydiving. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/andy-wirth#/entity and http://andywirth.com/
Andy is involved heavily with environmental initiatives in the area as well as with his Iron Man team that raises funds to help the members and families of those who serve in the Navy Seals. Andy Wirth has many years of experience in the resort industry and has been the CEO and president of the Squaw Valley Ski resort for over 10 years now.
Before entering into the resort and hotel industry Andy spent several years as a backcountry ranger with the Rocky Mountain National Parks and San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area.
Andy has overseen a seventy-million-dollar upgrade to the resort as well as a merger with Alpine Meadows Ski Resort to offer combined ticket pricing to customers. Read more: Special Warfare Warrior | Andy Wirth’s Fundraiser and Andy Wirth – About.me
It was also Andy that led the process to acquire Alpine Meadows Ski Resort under the parent company of the two known as Squaw Valley Ski Holdings.
It is without a doubt that Andy is dedicated not only to the environment and Squaw Valley Resort but also the community of Lake Tahoe as a whole.