If you have tried to plan a vacation to a mountain resort you know that the market is very competitive. Today many mountain resorts offer luxuries and year-round activities to attract more visitors.
In an effort to remain competitive in the market as well as help the local community and economy Squaw Valley Resort will also be making expansions in the upcoming months. Last fall the Auburn Journal published an op-ed piece by the Resort’s president and CEO Andy Wirth.
In the original published article, Andy explained how Squaw Valley has worked with their employees and the local community to devise an expansion plan for the resort that will result in over 1,400 new jobs being created in the area. Read more: Interview with Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth | Tahoetopia and Just Breathe: Andy Wirth on the Upswing in Tahoe
The expansion will include the Squaw Creek Interpretive Park which will offer an extensive addition of new biking trails and unique educational experiences for visitors.
They will also be adding the Mountain Adventure Camp, which will include activities such as rock climbing, zip lines and world-class training facilities for athletes. This plan also keeps the local environment in mind through all aspects removing any aspects that could negatively affect the environment.
The project plan also outlines an extensive restoration of the Squaw Creek and calls for 1 million dollars to be contributed to environmental initiatives annually.
Andy Wirth, the CEO and president of Squaw Valley Resorts, could not be happier with the outcome of the project’s development. Learn more about Andy Wirth: www.kcrw.com/people/andy-wirth and http://www.powder.com/tag/andy-wirth/
Andy has over 25 years in the resort and hotel industry and is an avid supporter of environmental efforts in the Lake Tahoe area. Andy became the president and CEO of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in 2010 and has seen many improvements and changes to the resort over the past few years.
Andy Wirth is intensely involved in community service and philanthropy efforts in the area. Andy undoubtedly has an extreme passion for not only the ski resort itself but also the environment around it and the community that continues to help it grow.