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Gambling On A New Chairman Andy Wirth

The winter season is fast approaching and all you hear is that the draught may hurt the skiing. You look to the weather reports and you book your flight. Reno-Tahoe Airport is your destination. You arrive and are welcomed by some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Learn more about Andy Wirth:

You learn there is a new person that is the Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. This pleases you because you know you will find deals that will save you money. Each time the airport tries to bring in more tourist they offer new deals on flights. Andy Wirth is one of the smartest and bravest in the field of marketing. He will do a great job in the airport as Chairman.

Andy Wirth has a history in the California area. He lives in Truckee with his wife. He works in the Tahoe area. Andy understands the importance of marketing and he understands the importance of taking risks.

One of the things Andy Wirth did to take a risk was to be part of the television show “undercover boss”. Andy did the show to learn more about the Squaw Valley Holdings and the ski resorts in the area. Andy did a good thing in taking this chance and he is happy that he learned ways that he could improve the company.

Since the merger of Alpine and Squaw, Andy has been taking on new projects and new adventures. Just recently he was skydiving and almost lost his arm. He fell on a pole that almost took his arm off.

After recovery, Andy felt like he had a second chance to prove his worth. He took on the Airport and the reputation of the ski resorts in the Tahoe area. Because the mountain has more than winter sports, Andy is happy to be making money to help cover the cost if the winter is bad.

Andy Wirth is cashing in on the Ironman competition. He is trying to help others understand that they need to make the money when it is available and the summer time helps with more tourist and visitors to the Nevada and California areas. The airport is lucky Andy is part of the team.

Squaw Alpine Boss Interested in turning page on the divisive fight

The communities located at the north shore of Lake Tahoe have not had it smooth in the past years after an epic drought hit during the winter resorts and greatly affected the small businesses which most of the residents depended on.
The communities living at the north also had to face the political change which came in form of an incorporation battle over the home to Squaw Valley Resort, the most iconic winter sports terrain in North America and the Olympic Valley in addition to the natural challenge they were already being subjected to.
However, according to the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings president and CEO Mr. Andy Wirth, soon there could be relief. Wirth also revealed that the communities have been through some very tough four years.
The communities were provided with a mother nature which came in the form of early season storms accompanied with cold temperatures which helped the Tahoe area resorts and the Squaw Valley resorts to open much earlier than it has been for the past years.
The individuals who had supported the incorporation effort which was considered by Andy Wirth as a threat especially to the civic climate and the business instead provided political relief after they officially withdrew from their struggle in having Olympic Valley incorporated.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were used by the Squaw Valle Ski Holdings as they tried to oppose the efforts of incorporation because according to Wirth, the move could have resulted in higher tax to the residents, the businesses and the a decrease to the level of services such as snow plowing and road maintenance which most people depended on. Andy Wirth also revealed that it could have easily isolated the Olympic Valley from the communities at the north shore.
Andy Wirth also claimed that it was a true recipe for disaster which was a long threat to business operation. The article was published through the Reno-Gazette Journal.
About Andy Wirth
Born in July 1963, Andy Wirth works in the hotel industry and mountain resort. He is also Squaw Valley Ski Holdings current CEO and president. Andy Wirth is grandson to Conrad Wirth, the former Director at the US National Park Service and a great grandson to Theodore Wirth.
Andy has been working in the hotel industry and the mountain resort for the previous 25 years. His career started in 1986 working at the Steamboat Springs Resort and managed to work in different leadership and marketing positions at the Steamboat Springs Resort. Wirth was later appointed as the Chief marketing officer and the vice president of the Intrawest in 2007.

Olympic Valley Incorporation Discontinued! Andy Wirth Cleanup Mission Reaches High Gear!

Amidst the recent political disaster Lake Tahoe survived after Incorporate Olympic Valley crusaders failed to earn the council’s favor; Andy Wirth continues his quest for community development. The region’s north shore zone have faced challenges beyond imagination as natural disasters such as drought cause economic setbacks. Olympic Valley houses some of the region’s best winter sports topographic landscapes and the renowned Squaw Valley Resort, a Reno-Gazette Journal piece remarked. Squaw Valley Ski Holdings invested a considerable fortune into stopping the incorporation under Andy Wirth’s leadership.

Fortunately, the storm season arrived earlier in recent months, which has resulted in resorts and small businesses opening ahead of schedule. While Wirth succeeded in averting an incorporation, backers have been the least reasonable. In fact, the masses expressed the rudest remarks and accused Andy Wirth and Squaw Valley Holdings of having a personal agenda to stop the incorporation. Wirth quickly quieted this unreasonable interpretation, explaining that it’d expose surrounding communities to economic chaos. Amidst the problems included tax increases and other issues. Throughout the course of the next couple of years, Wirth plans to expand his commercial and residential development projects. Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley ski landscapes have long needed express transportation services. In light of this, Wirth plans to support the building of an airlift base-to-base gondola.

Andy Wirth explained the gondola plans during an interview with Powder Magazine. He explained that Troy Caldwell whose land connects both ski landscapes agreed to project. Wirth remains a formidable force who continues to mastermind community development and humanitarian efforts. He survived the worst near-death ski accident and temporarily lost mobility. He couldn’t have recovered without therapeutic training as an Ironman triathlon participant. With this, Wirth formed an alliance with the empowering Navy Seals Ironman triathlon training team. Today, Wirth embarks on meaningful community development programs to aid the NAVSPECWARCOM (Navy Special Warfare Community). Through a dedicated Crowdrise campaign, Wirth supports ongoing initiatives of the NSF (Navy Seal Foundation).

The RSCVA (Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority) elected Andy Wirth into office as chair to RAAB (Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board) in 2013 according to a Sierra Sun press release. With this appointment, the agency accomplished needed development for the region’s economic welfare. Amidst enhancing the region’s business community, Wirth promised smartening air service, gaming and the entire ski landscape in hopes of strengthening tourism opportunities. Andy Wirth has the greatest hopes for restoring Lake Tahoe iconic resort village. He’s joined the Undercover Boss team on the hit CBS TV network series. He’ll highlight the iconic Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley zones, before transforming both ski resort villages. As Squaw Valley Holdings chief executive/president, Andy Wirth remains hopeful that this transformation is what the region really needs.

Olympic Valley Incorporation Plan Fails To Go Through

California’s Local Agency Formation Commission decided to call off a case by a group of pro-incorporation backers from Olympic Valley to incorporate Olympic Valley with the Northern iconic winter sports terrain. They told the group that the plan was not viable even in matters of the finances needed. The backers, however, were arguing that the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLP Mr. Andy Wirth had some hidden interests that he was protecting, and that is why he spent thousands of dollars opposing the incorporation plan; that he did not want the local residents who are the future town council to make decisions on land use. However, Wirth defended himself pointing out that the pro-incorporation backers too spent thousands of dollars to make the proposal pass.

From an article published in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Wirth encouraged the residents to see the divisive fight as a process of healing for all in the Olympic Valley. He asked the community to work for an improvement in the transport services of Olympic Valley. Olympic Valley has been having the challenge of drought in the area for over four years but this time round, the temperatures are good since winter came weeks earlier. Their businesses will now improve, and there will be more tourists in the region. Wirth saw the pro-incorporation plan as a recipe for fiscal disaster in Olympic Valley. Taxes for residents and their businesses would have gone up and any person running a business even a wine business would have had it rough.

Wirth opposed the plan to save the future of Olympic Valley and for its development. He has a good plan for the area to develop like starting investments in real estate and building of commercial plots. He is also for the plowing of snow to enhance the safety of the area for its residents. Back then, Wirth had a serious injury that was considered fatal while skydiving in Olympic Valley .the injury took too long to heal but Wirth from the experience now runs a team that raises money to help Navy Seals in their rescue missions and for their family welfare once they return home.

Wirth has experience with airlines as he worked there for a long time. Also, he is holding a senior position with the airport authorities. Back then his duty was to manage airlines and connect them to tourist resorts in North America. His experience will be of good use to all resorts in Olympic Valley since he will help create airlines connecting the resorts to the airport in addition to developing the road system. The area will be easy to reach for many tourists. Wirth is also constructing a base to base gondola connecting Alpine Meadows with Squaw Valley. The two cultures merging will also be a form of tourist attraction in the area. His development plans prove that he had no hidden interest opposing the pro-incorporation plan.

Olympic Valley Incorporation Fall Out

Benjamin Spillmann, a writer for the Reno-Gazette Journal reported, the weather had been an issue for Lake Tahoe, leading to the possibility of the incorporation of Olympic Valley. However, this year, the weather changed drastically, allowing Lake Tahoe businesses like Squaw Alpine Ski Holdings to flourish. Business owners cringed at the thought of incorporating the area. Nevertheless, the plan fell through, leaving Olympic Valley free from trouble.

Andy Wirth, the owner of Squaw Alpine Ski Holdings is known for his dedication to the Olympic Valley area. He has worked hard to build the Lake Tahoe area and to provide tourists with top of the line attractions. One such improvement happened in 2011 when KSL Capitol Partners bought Squaw Alpine Ski Holdings’ long running competition, Alpine Meadows. Alpine Meadows is a more laid back lodge that gives those there, a taste of home. This merger has already brought new heights to the area. Now skiers can enjoy the ski paths of both Alpine Meadows and Squaw Alpine through a connecting gondola once approval has been given. This will allow skiers the freedom of not having to choose between the two resorts.(

Nonetheless, Andy Wirth’s reach does not stop there. He is the chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board.( With the ability to provide international flight plans, skiers and tourist now have a powerhouse on their side. This is not the only group of people that Andy is concerned with. After an injury sustained during a skydiving accident, Andy helped form the Ironman team called Wounded Warrior Support.( Andy works through Crowdrise in order to raise money for the Special Warfare Warriors for The Navy Seals Foundation. With men like Any Wirth on Olympic Valley’s side, those that plan to incorporate Lake Tahoe are sure to continue failing.


Lake Tahoe Community Closer to New Vision

President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Andy Wirth has had a well deserved victory in one of his many efforts to keep the northern Lake Tahoe communities not just thriving, but flourishing. His company which owns both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts, located in the famous Olympic Valley, has put much time and effort into supporting clean environment plans, increased municipal services and more recently, stopping an effort to incorporate the area. According to an article published in the Reno-Gazette Journal, backers of the incorporation have formally withdrew their petition. Mr. Wirth feels moving the communities into incorporation would have resulted in fiscal disaster.

Presently, the Lake Tahoe area is doing well with a little help from Mother Nature. With early snow storms and cold temperatures, businesses were able to start the season ahead of schedule. That factor in itself is major because the area had faced droughts in past years which put a substantial drain on local tourism dollars. And thanks to the efforts of Mr. Wirth in fighting the incorporation, the area may well have escaped another millstone. California official saw the plan as not being feasible and put a halt to its implementation. Possible negative side effects would have included higher taxes for residents and businesses, along with decreased services. It would also have taken the Olympic Valley area out of the pooled resources of other north shore communities. With the plan being abandoned, Mr. Wirth hopes the area can move on to focus on the issues like transportation and improved snow removal services. It’s time for the Lake Tahoe community to heal and reach a consensus on what concerns are preventing the community from moving into a new vision for the future.

Andy has been in his leadership role at Squaw Valley since 2010. He has since also been appointed as chair of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. In this leadership role of nine other members, Mr. Wirth hopes to enhance travel to and from the region, by pulling on his extensive experience working with various airlines to increase the number of flight into ski resort areas including Utah, Colorado and Canada. When not involved in the running of daily operations at the resorts, Mr. Wirth spends time supporting the Navy Seals Foundation which has been established to help families of fallen warriors. This year he has set up a fundraising site to raise awareness and funding for this much needed organization. Giving his tireless efforts to support the community he loves and being involved in helping those that find themselves in tragic circumstances are just some of the ideals that keep Andy Wirth moving his beloved community to a new vision.

Clean Energy: A Smart Move For The Economy

During the week of September 11th, 2015, Reno City Council voted to support the Clean Power Plan, which is going to help better move our country away from dirty coal power and in the direction of clean and renewable energy. With their vote, the council has become another important asset in the support for the Clean Power Plan. They join alongside many other great private sector companies. These difference in opinions of these voices have come together to combine our utilities and ultimately drive our society towards more clean energy by use of the new Clean Power Plan.

Times still have not changed much over the years. A new, healthy, sustainable, diverse and growing economy is approaching us, as we provide for opportunities for advancement in the region. We desperately need clean energy to survive the future.

The topic of clean energy is not related to politics whatsoever. In our region’s case, it’s all about the harsh reality of the increasingly unacceptable poor quality air we that we breathe. In increase in droughts and forest fires worldwide has damaged out population physically and emotionally. The fact that we have tremendous access to the best solar and geothermal energy in the nation and still burning coal for electricity makes no sense. It’s also about opportunity here — the fact that we have the chance to help increase the use in clean energy and choose to ignore shows great ignorance. Big innovative companies, such as Tesla, Microsoft and Apple are trying to make the world a better place with more advanced technology. These companies clearly show that clean energy is the future, while at the same time they are helping to continuously circulate the economy with an increase in quality jobs.

Andy Wirth is a major contributor to the environment and community service organizations near Lake Tahoe. He was involved in a near-fatal skydiving accident that prevented him from most physical activity for a while. After the accident he co-founded a team called Wounded Warrior Support to honor Navy Seals

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal