For those who love to ski at either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, are about to enjoy a whole new skiing experience. In a recent article by Powder Magazine it was announced that Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows would be uniting as one ski resort on one mountain. Although they were united in 2011 in paper, the article mentions how Squaw Valley Holdings will soon be building a gondola to officially connect the two resorts. Squaw Alpine CEO, Andy Wirth, will be providing this luxury to skiing lovers who have the enjoyment of skiing at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
Andy Wirth has accomplished many things before he became CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. Before becoming CEO, he worked at Steamboat Springs Resort in 1986. In 2007 he became Chief Marketing Office and executive vice president of Intrawest, according to a website. He continued his successful career by becoming president of Squaw Valley Ski Resort in 2010. He has won multiple awards for his work in the community as well as his business leadership. Some of these awards include Steamboat Springs Business Leader of the year award. His most current accomplishment is merging Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, which only continues to show his willingness to make skiing fun for the community. It also demonstrates his continued leadership as CEO in an effort to expand his resort business in merging two successful ski resorts.
Also possible in merging the resorts together, according to Powder Magazine, is Troy Caldwell, who owns the land between the two ski resorts. Caldwell and Wirth made an agreement to build a gondola. Later in the article, Powder Magazine interviews Wirth about his vision in merging Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Wirth explains how his vision of uniting the two resorts stems from his friendship with Caldwell. Wirth also explains how building the gondola is for the community, to unite two different ski resorts as well as respect the history of the mountain. Most importantly for Wirth is to provide a new experience for every skier.