The resorts will be linked by a gondola, which guests to either resort will be able to ride. Andy Wirth and the team that is working on this plan has not yet decided whether the new gondola will start at the base or slightly up on the mountain. The reason for this is that snow cover may not be deep and stable enough to have the gondola run from the base. However, in either case, it will make it possible for people to go back and forth between the resorts with ease.
Andy Wirth has been in the ski management industry for decades. Prior to managing Squaw Valley, he also worked with the management of Steamboat Springs ski resort. He was involved with the management for over 20 years. This has given him a great deal of experience knowing what works and what doesn’t.
It wasn’t until 2010 that he began to work with Squaw Valley. However, he has been successful at managing the resort during the years that he has worked with them as the CEO. He has done a lot of work to improve the resort for guests to the ski area, and he has successfully acquired the funding for these projects. The addition of the gondola connecting the resort with Alpine Meadows will be one of the greatest achievements of his career. It is even possible that he will have turned his ski resort into the biggest ski area of the contiguous 48 states.
Andy Wirth has had a very successful career as a manager of ski areas. He has greatly improved Squaw Valley into what it is today. Now, he may be on the verge of making an incredible improvement to the ski mountain.