Squaw Valley Resort has been working on their latest expansion plans for a while now and recently the plan cleared yet another major hurdle on its way to becoming reality. The planning commission of Placer County recently approved the proposal in a very civil meeting that provided Squaw Valley with a unanimous thumbs up. Read more: Andy Wirth | Powder Magazine
Now with the expansion plans moving this fall to the county board of supervisors for final approval, one of Lake Tahoe’s oldest and most popular ski destinations will soon be able to provide guests with a higher level of service and luxury than ever before.
According to Bloomberg, Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth is pleased at the progress that the expansion plans are making to say the least. In a recent interview he stated that he was happy with how civil and cooperative all sides are being on the matter and that he wants his company to be at the forefront of solving some of the key issues which are in question about not only the expansion of squaw valley but of other projects which have been proposed in the area for the near future.
This isn’t the first time that Andy Wirth has been in the midst of a carefully balanced business situation. He is a very prominent figure in both economic and environment scenes in the Lake Tahoe area and a major contributor to community improvement efforts.
He is cofounder of the ironman charity team and organization called Wounded Warrior Support to assist special operations military personnel who have been injured in duty rebuild their lives. He founded the organization and started to devote significant time to it and other community efforts after a near fatal sky diving accident gave him a new perspective.
The merger of Alpine Meadows into Squaw Valley and the new Base to Base gondola system which is part of the resorts expansion has brought a new level of enjoyment to a Lake Tahoe institution and helped to craft it into one of the most premier destinations in the world for mountain fun in both winter and summer.
The expansion plan getting approved by the planning commission with no resistance just goes to show that Andy Wirth is a man who not only cares about business but his community and can get things done which benefit both.