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.(Powder.com)
Nonetheless, Andy Wirth’s reach does not stop there. He is the chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board.(SierraSun.com) 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.(About.me) 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.