Located just west of the breathtaking Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley Ski
is one of the largest ski resorts in the United States. This amazing resort also has a place in history, due to hosting the 1960’s Olympics. Squaw Valley is also home to the only funitel in the US. With thirty chairlifts, and 3,600 acres it is no wonder why this resort draws 600,000 skiers a year.
The aerial tram rides are a wonderful way to take in all the beauty and wonder the resort has to offer. This 1.5-mile long tram, gives skiers a quick lift from Base Camp at 6200 feet elevation all the way up to High Camp at 8200 feet in elevation.
Up in the mountains of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, skiers can expect snow fall averages 450 inches of beautiful white powder. This ski resort offers one of the longest ski seasons for tubing, skiing, snowboarding even dog sledding. The summer time is also a great time to visit with great deals and rates. There is also free croquet, hiking, concerts and other summer activities to enjoy.
Squaw Valley offers large and lovely rooms with fireplaces and large beds. The resort has rooms for just one couple and goes up to a three bedroom, three bathroom suits for up to six guests.
Squaw Valley’s CEO Andy Wirth, is also the President of the large and luxurious resort and a chair on the Reno airport board. Having spent over twenty years in hotel and hospitality industry, Andy Wirth came to Squaw Valley with lots of experience in his background.
Andy Wirth’s life has had some adventure in the past
. He suffered a major injury to his right arm during a skydiving accident. The trouble began on his descent when his chute opened and he became disoriented. This confusion caused him to miss his approach and he instead landed in a nearby vineyard. Things only got worse when he saw that his right arm was tangled in some steel posts and wires that held up the grapevines. Wirth was a former trained rescue medic and knew from the amount of blood he was losing that he might not make it if he did not calm himself. Wirth claims that had it not been for the song, “Breathe” by the lead singer of Pearl Jam; Eddie Vedder he might not be alive. Thinking of the lyrics to the song helped to find peace while he waited for help to arrive. Today he is back at work, making sure Squaw Valley is still the best resort in the area.
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