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Andy Wirth Looks To Move On From Olympic Valley incorporation Fight

Deciding how best to look to the future for any community is a difficult part of life for any group of people to complete and is the challenge the people of California’s Olympic Valley now face.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports a fight over the future of this area close to Lake Tahoe has taken a new turn with the end of a bid from some business leaders to incorporate the region into a city; however, an independent review completed by Placer County officials has deemed the plan not to be financially viable. As the de facto leader of the no to incorporation campaign Andy Wirth is now looking to build bridges with those he faced on the other side of the campaign.

Andy Wirth is one of the best known names in the winter sports resort industry around the world through his role as the CEO of Squaw Valley and its sister resort, Alpine Meadows.

Wirth has become known for spending much of his career seeking to improve the lives of the population he is working within, which has seen him become an expert in improving the communication links between the areas he works in and major metropolitan areas of the world.

After recovering from a life threatening injury occuring during a skydiving accident, Andy Wirth has now set out to reach new levels of success in his business person. Powder reports Wirth has played an important role in negotiating access to private land that will be used to build a gondola link between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows to make the experience at these resorts as impressive as it could possible be.

Andy Wirth is now calling for a period of healing to allow the Olympic Valley community to return to its former self now the incorporation plan has been abandoned. The Squaw Valley CEO backed his own opinion that a planned tourism tax would not provide enough income to maintain the Olympic Valley area at its current standards; Wirth believed vital maintenance work would be neglected and damage the tourism industry the area relies on for its continued success.

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