Olympic Valley Incorporation Battle Won by Squaw Valley

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, he is in charge of running and maintaining an iconic ski facility, Squaw Valley, which was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. The location is in the Lake Tahoe region, between California and Nevada. Anyone visiting this location in summer of winter knows that the area is pristine, beautiful and a treasure to skiers and residents alike.
But there is a serpent in this Garden of Eden, recently an incorporation move was started to wrestle control away from Wirth and his minions of snow making and snow clearing staff and hand the control over to an elected board charged with taking care of the facilities of Squaw Valley and the local area which is home to businesses related to skiing as well as residents who have chosen this paradise as a place to spend the final years of their lives. However the serpent has been squashed, Andy Wirth remains the able head of this ski area which is not only home to thousands of retirees but to business owners and countless employees.
In a recent interview by the Reno Gazette-Journal these problems and the dependence on mother nature’s kindnesses were discussed. Read the full article here: Your text to link…
Wirth stated that Squaw Valley Ski Holdings was forced to spend thousands of dollars fighting the incorporation efforts because incorporation would have resulted in higher taxes for residents and businesses combined with decreased levels of services, mainly snow plowing of the access roads.
Now that the incorporation efforts are no more Wirth can return to running Squaw Valley and the newly acquired Alpine Meadows. There is a gondola connecting the two resorts in the planning stages. Other transportation issues need to be addressed, as well, in an effort to help the community, which the business of Squaw Valley and the resort, itself, have created.
Anyone who has strapped skis on their feet, knows the fun to be had skiing, and the joy of experiencing the natural beauty of nature. Just being there, on the side of a mountain slipping and sliding for fun and occasionally stopping and beholding the immense beauty of a mountain covered in snow, is an unforgettable experience.

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