Squaw Valley Resort has been an integral part of the Lake Tahoe region for the past couple of years. Running the company with his personal brand of business moxy and outdoors charm has been CEO Andy Wirth. Wirth has had one heck of a bounce back since a near fatal skydiving incident just a few years ago. Fortunately he has recovered and even more good news is on the way: Squaw Valley Resort got the green light for their expansion.
Squaw Valley Resort customers have been on their toes waiting for a decision on whether or not the coveted skiing location would be seeing a big expansion in the next few years. Fortunately, it appears that things might just be going forward with a big thumbs up. Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth recently had a meeting with the League to Save Lake Tahoe (LSLT) in order to see if they could continue along toward a final proposal acceptance.
A discussion between Squaw’s own Andy Wirth and the LSLTs deputy director, Jesse Patterson, reportedly went well. Wirth left the meeting saying that he was glad that the meeting was civil and that both sides got to speak on important aspects. Wirth said that the discussion mostly focused on one integral aspect: the continued trouble of traffic congestion and general transit in the Lake Tahoe area. Read more: Season 4 Episode 11 – Squaw Valley – Undercover Boss Photos
Patterson responded well to the Wirth’s focus on transit problems in the area saying it was a “very nice presentation”. Patterson is asking Wirth to put something down in paper so that there is an environmental document that details Wirth’s own plans for how he can address the issue through his company and the potential expansion.
According to Bloomberg and Powder, At this point in his life Andy Wirth likely isn’t stressing this that much. As we mentioned above, Wirth nearly died in a skydiving accident that took his arm off at the socket and put him only minutes away from bleeding out. Wirth had been forced to land down in a vineyard due to a change in the wind and a missed drop point.
He ended up coming down on a telephone wire, losing his arm. Wirth kept his cool, didn’t panic, and was able to rally long enough for help to arrive. Wirth has rebounded incredibly well, weathering multiple surgeries while continue to push Squaw Valley and the rest of the Lake Tahoe region toward a more profitable and successful future.