Economic study backs Andy Wirth’s stance on Olympic Valley incorporation


Andy Wirth has been the CEO and president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings since 2010 and has since become one of the most vocal and well known campaigners for the Olympic Valley region of California. The site of the 1960 Winter Olympics has recently hit the headlines for more than its large number of tourists as the local people attempt to decide whether the area should incorporate into a town, The Sierra Sun reports. Andy Wirth is one of the main critics of the plan as he feels the incorporation of the area does not make economic or cultural sense for this popular year round tourist area.

Since arriving at Squaw Valley, Wirth has joined a number of groups working to secure the natural beauty of the area while exploring the tourist industry to its fullest potential. Wirth has not only become President of the board of trustees for Reno International Airport, but has also become an active member of boards as diverse as the Lake Tahoe Winter Olympics Committee and the North Routt Fire Protection District. Through his work and voluntary projects Andy Wirth has been able to judge for himself the best decision to take regarding the incorporation of Olympic Valley.

The completed economic study explains the Olympic Valley area would be too reliant on income from the seasonal tourist industry to survive incorporation, but supporters are now looking for adjustments to be made to the study and an environmental impact study completed before a decision is made.