Why Squaw Valley Resort Is The Best Destination For Skiers


Squaw Valley Resort is located west of Lake Tahoe. In the Lake Tahoe region, it is the second largest in terms of ski area with 30 chairlifts and an area of 3,600 acres of land. This resort is famous for having held the 1960 winter Olympic Games. It is also in the bidding to host another winter Olympic Games probably in the year 2026.
The resort has made major economic contributions to the Lake Tahoe region. This is because initially there were no developments prior to the winter Olympics that were held in the area. The resort currently boosts of more than 600,000 skiers each year. It is a host of several events during summer every year. These events are attended by established yoga teachers and well accomplished music performers each July. In the summer, several concerts usually take place from beer and wine events to Jazz and Funk Fest events.
The resort is run by Andy Wirth who is the CEO. He joined Squaw Valley Resort in the year 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University. Through his leadership, Squaw Valley Resort has moved from the bottom 20 to the top 20 percentage in hospitality givers. He also led the acquisition of Alpine Meadows in Olympic Valley and became the President and CEO of the merged company.
From the year 2010 up to 2014, tremendous upgrades have been done on the facility. Reconstruction of buildings has been done and the mountain shape changed. The aim was to increase the skiing surface. With the acquisition of Alpine Meadows, getting one ticket is like a pass for two resorts. The resorts are separated by a valley and right now plans for a gondola that will cut through the valley are being put in motion. Each resort can be viewed from the other on a mountain. He is also chairman of the RSCVA Board, working to make flights to the area easier and more accessible for visitors.
The several events that take place at this resort are so refreshing. A perfect getaway that is full of activity with affordable room prices and free swimming pass depending on how long you stay. It is the place to visit with family or a group of friends.