This year have been covered with over 30 feet of snow. President and chief executive office of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Inc., Andy Wirth, says in 2016 the average snowfall was about 25 feet more than what we had in the last two ski seasons combined, said Jim Carlton from The Wall Street Journal.
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Furthermore, gold, silver and bronze medal Olympic Champion, Julia Mancusco, says that she is thrilled to see Andy Wirth and the Squaw Valley team connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows with a gondola, and improving the mountain. She not only appreciates, but also shares the same passion as Wirth when it comes to nature and the outdoors, stated Tahoe Daily Tribune.
To begin with, Mike Rogge said that Wirth says, Wayne Poulsen, founder of Squaw Valley, has had this vision of connecting Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows for decades.
And, through Wirth’s friendship with Troy Caldwell, property owner of White Wolf, which is between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, an agreement was met in the spring of 2015 bring Poulsen’s vision closer to reality. We are moving forward with plans, Wirth said. Read more: Andy Wirth – About.me
Despite weather changes and drought in Calif. in past years, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is surviving opening 4,000 acres to skiers and snowboarders rather than its 6,000 acres due to low pressure systems not being able to enter into mountain regions, Wirth says in an interview on National Public Radio with Madeline Brand on 89.9. MHz FM, KCRW, Santa Monica College.
Many people were still enjoying their sports on the mountain despite below average snowfall because we were making snow using scientific technology, says Andy Wirth. He said as resource managers, they take the El Niño threat seriously and use a business perspective by planning activities and events, such as weddings, throughout the year at Squaw Valley.
Controversy, Michael Radlick and Liesl Kenney said that because of the 2016 El Niño snowfall at Squaw Valley, skiers and snowboarders have opportunities to enjoy their sport all the way into the month of May.
In fact, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been selected by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) as the proposed site for Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017, which will be the first time since 1969, says USSA – read more: Andy Wirth Elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation. By this proposal, Wirth said that it is an honor and privilege for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows team to be selected for this sports event, Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017.