Squaw Valley is a famous resort for skiing in North Tahoe. In the last few years, the region of Lake Tahoe has been hit by massive drought. The drought has significantly affected operations at Squaw Valley and other resorts in the area. The effects of the weather have been added to by the political battle to control the artistic Olympic Valley. The Olympic Valley is the location where Squaw Valley is situated.
According to a release by Reno Gazette-Journal, there is a reason to smile for the resorts in the region. The relief could come from both sides that are affecting them. During the revelation of the good news, Andy Wirth, who is the CEO and President of Squaw Valley, acknowledged the fact that the last four years had been hard for them.
In recent days storms have become regular. Temperatures in the region have also gone down to favored levels. This change has enabled Squaw Valley to open its services to clients earlier than they had expected.
The political matters affecting the area also seem to be coming to an end. The people who were backing for Olympic Valley incorporation have formally withdrawn the quest. The efforts to Incorporate Olympic Valley had been considered a threat to the operations of their business.
Squaw Valley had put a lot of resources to fight the efforts to incorporate the region. The effects that were anticipated to arise include a rise in amounts charged in taxes on the businesses and residents. The level of services on offer would go down due to poor road management and snow clearing. Andy Wirth also said that they had expected the move to disengage the region from other communities in North Tahoe. He termed what would have happened in case the incorporation would cause a disaster.
Squaw Valley has laid down strategy to expand its real estate business by setting up more commercial and residential development. The company has also planned to build a gondola to connect Squaw Valley to its neighboring resort, Alpine Meadows. After the incorporation issue had settled, Wirth encouraged the people in the community to put effort on transport among other matters affecting the region.
Squaw Valley is not only a thriving resort. Squaw Valley tries to give back to the society as much as possible. The company has a program called Wounded Warrior that seeks to help war veterans acquire medical assistance among other benefits. The program was born when the CEO was involved in a life-threatening accident while skiing. The war veterans and their families when they come back home.
Andy Wirth has put in a lot of effort in moving Squaw Valley up the ladder. His vision is to establish the company into one of the best tourist destinations worldwide.