The expansion plan at Squaw Valley Resorts has passed yet another hurdle on its way to being approved. After being approved by the Placer County Planning Commission, the project has moved a step further this fall to the County Board of Supervisor for final discussion and approval.
The project is a redevelopment and completion of the incomplete base area Village at Squaw Valley to reestablish the ski resort as a preferred mountain resort destination as well as ensure a sustainable future for the community in the village.
90% of the project redevelopment is meant to improve existing asphalts and disturbed lands parking lots, creating more than 500 new year-round jobs to support tourism that’s not seasonally dependent. Read more: Season 4 Episode 11 – Squaw Valley – Undercover Boss Photos
The project will offer more than $150 million in new infrastructural services including EMS improvements, road, health institutions, and other utilities. $22 million to be generated in annual taxation will enhance the creation of public services including schools, public safety facilities, and parks.
Additionally, the rest of the money generated from the project will be dedicated to recreational planning to improve biking and hiking trails, create more parks, develop transit initiatives, and fund environmental initiatives.
Andy Wirth believes that Squaw Valley’s future is critical to the community across the region. As such, it is time to take action and support an environmentally and economically sustainable Squaw Valley for the next generation. He was particularly pleased with the project after succeeding to eliminate the current circumstance of traffic and transit.
About Andy Wirth
According to Sqawalpine and Crowdrise, Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resorts in California. He has worked tirelessly to make the region a number one tourist destination across the world. Andy is also the Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation (RASC) and Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees.
At RASC, Andy is involved in the development of air services and airports for major resorts and communities from Colorado to Quebec. Notably, he established the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Alaska Airline Services among other airline utilities in different locations.
Additionally, he is a major supporter of environmental and community services around Lake Tahoe, with a special focus on improving the skiing space for all age groups in the region.
He is the founder of ‘Wounded Warrior’, an Ironman team that honors the fine men of the navy seal as well as raise money for the Navy SEAL Foundation.