Andy Wirth is the CEO and president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC in Olympic Valley, California and a man who happens to be very knowledgeable when it comes to all types of resorts. Due to his deep passion for resorts, the drought that hit the North Shore communities severely effected Andy himself, along with his resort, Squaw Valley Ski. Not only was Andy presented with the disaster that was caused by drought, but he was also burdened with the political catastrophe that was crashing down on him at that same exact moment.
Wirth put all of his effort into opposing the political incorporation because if he hadn’t than it would have resulted in the business’s and residents paying higher taxes than what they already had been paying for the previous years. Not only that, it would have decreased specific services such as plowing and road maintenance. Without these services, residents could possibly be at risk for car accidents and having no route for ambulances to come through if an emergency occurs. Luckily for Andy Wirth, the incorporation was withdrawn. This was a large load taken off Andy’s back so he could focus on other important problems such as the drought.
The great thing about Squaw Valley Ski and the surrounding community is that everyone works together and makes decisions as a family. This is extremely important in situations such as this. When the community cannot work together as one, that is when other disasters start to occur because everyone is to busy disagreeing to focus on what is really going on. Andy Wirth is one of those individuals that can bring people together and get everyone to work as one. He is also well-known for his professional attitude which keeps everyone focused and in line during emergency situations and even monthly meetings at the resort.
Source: the Reno Gazette-Journal