The Squaw Valley Ski Holdings boss, Andy Wirth is in a celebration mood after he successfully managed yo have the Olympic Valley Incorporation motion dropped. He says that he had dedicated a lot of his tome and money fighting this Olympic Valley Incorporation motion dropped, and it is a relief that he has finally succeeded. He says that he and the Lake Tahoe community who depend on the Olympic Valley for economic support would be greatly affected. The Olympic Valley is among the top tourist destination in North America. The valley is prominently known for it’s great skiing terrain. Most of the tourists who visit the valley are skiers looking for a place to enjoy their holidays while skiing.
Andy Wirth says that the Olympic Valley Incorporation was going to subject the region to higher taxes. The higher taxes imposed on the areas p businesses would be reflected in the rise of goods and service in the area. Andy Wirth says that an increase in prices of goods and services would not put them in a competitive position with other destinations. He also said that most tourists in the area would be scared off by the high prices and would opt for cheaper destinations. The incorporation was going to cripple the economy of this area. This motion was also going to cut the area off services like regular road maintenance and snow road clearing.
Apart from the reasons mentioned above, Andy Wirth adds that they opposed the Olympic Valley Incorporation motion as it came at a time when the region was facing a four-year drought. This drought had greatly affected business in the Lake Tahoe region. Resorts and other supporting businesses that depended on the resorts and tourism, in general, were forced to close down. The economy of the region had crashed as very few tourists were visiting the area, and they were not enough to keep the region’s economic fire burning.
Andy Wirth is a great man who is very successful in various aspects of his life. He is a great sportsman with a big heart for skydiving. He is also a great philanthropist who has founded many charity organizations in his life. He focuses his philanthropic efforts on supporting and helping Navy Seals servicemen. He is the founder of an Ironman team charity organization known as Wounded Warrior Support. This Ironman team is made up of his Navy Seals friends whom he met during their training at Olympic Valley. He is also the founder of the Crowdrise campaign, a charity organization that raises money to support the Navy Seals Foundation in its philanthropic course.
Source: the Reno-Gazette Journal