As it nears closer to that time of year all skiers look forward to most getting closer, it’s time to start planning your future getaways for the season. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts in Olympic Valley, California provide the perfect escape. Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and hosted the entire 1960 Winter Olympics. Alpine Meadows offers thousands of acres of ski-able terrain, known for their quality and variety; Ranging from beginner to advanced. With 402 inches of annual snowfall, Alpine Meadows is known to have the longest snow season among the Lake Tahoe ski resorts.
These magnificent ski resorts are overseen by President and CEO Andy Wirth. Since taking over leadership of the company in 2010, the company saw a $70 million upgrades. Mountain design and infrastructure were vastly improved, and all base area facilities, lodging and common areas have been renovated. Under Wirth’s leadership, Squaw Valley moved from the bottom 20 percent of ski resorts into the top 20 percent over the year in terms of customer service satisfaction.
Wirth has always applied the same kind of tenacity and leadership that he does in his professional life, to his personal one. In October, 2013 Wirth was in a skydiving accident. He survived, but his right arm was torn off. However, surgeons were able to reattach it. It never stopped him for success. Today he had fully healed and continues to oversee two of the best ski resorts in the United States:Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. These mountains make them the perfect place to spend the upcoming ski season.