Recently, several areas around Lake Tahoe saw plans for new developments, some of which were riddled with controversy. However, individuals like Andy Wirth stood to face challenges making their community a safer and better place to live. Among these challenges were the lingering fate of Squaw Valley Resort as one of the private groups tired to incorporate the town. Understanding that incorporation efforts will shut down local businesses, Andy Wirth, the CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings, came to the rescue by spending cash from his pockets to stop the incorporation.
Perhaps, this is not the first time that Andy has come to rescue his beloved community. Since his father moved to Lake Tahoe to take on the job of ski patrol, Andy spent his childhood in the powdered slopes becoming a park ranger, himself. Since the day, Andy has become the CEO of Squaw Valley Resort, one of the most well-known Ski resorts in the world. In his new job, he continues to assist his community by managing and planing several new initiatives.
For instance, he recently announced one of the largest Gondola projects in North America, which would connect Squaw Valley Resort with Alpine Meadows. In addition, several new buildings will be erected in the area to accommodate additional visitors who will stay at the Resort to enjoy joint-facilities. In fact, Andy is already contemplating plans for the construction of facilities that will benefit the entire Lake Tahoe Community.
Recently, he was also selected as the Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Services, which is the primary link of the area with visitors who come to the many world-class resorts in the Lake Tahoe region. For the stakeholders, Andy was an automatic choice for leading the organization because he is instrumental in initiating various air services and related ground facilities for multiple entities in North America. Due to his efforts, Jet Blue also started a direct service from JFK to the Reno-Tahoe area serving thousands of Ski enthusiasts who love visiting their favorite recreational area, every year. Hopefully, Andy will continue to offer hope and opportunity to thousands of local businesses who count on his commitment.