Expected to ramp up in late November, Squaw Valley Lodge is preparing for the 2015 ski season. Lasting until late April, the season extends into 2016 for a solid six months of skiing and all things snow-related. Ski lodges have been closely monitoring the snow conditions and how rainfall and weather have impacted the ski resort and snow expectations. At Squaw Valley, winter sports enthusiasts can expect to find gorgeous ski acreage, high peaks full of skiable terrain, and holiday events for the 2015/2016 ski season.
At the heart of Squaw Valley is a picturesque snow haven perfect for skiing or other snow-related adventures for those who haven’t mastered skiing. Boasting 6,000 skiable acres, Squaw Valley has the space available on site for many attractions. In addition to the winter sports activities, Squaw Valley has the history and international reputation to make it a prime destination. The hosts of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the resort is the perfect destination for enthusiasts and diverse attractions. In addition to skiing and snowboarding getaways, Squaw Valley offers various other activities such as snowshoeing, dog sledding, and cross country skiing. After a full day of snow adventure, local dining and shopping caps the perfect evening.
As of August 2010, Squaw Valley has been led by President and CEO Andy Wirth. Once Wirth was appointed, the resort was improved with a $70 million upgrade. Among the major changes were an improvement on the infrastructure of the mountain design, renovations to the facilities, and an overhaul to the customer experience as a whole. With these changes, Wirth managed to improve the resort as a whole and propelled Squaw Valley to the top 20 percent of ski resorts for customer service.
In addition to his massive work at Squaw Valley, Wirth is greatly invested in the community. He is a member of Founders Circle, a Tahoe Fund dedicated to protecting the environment of Tahoe. He has also served on several organizations dedicated to community service as well as serving as a volunteer fireman with the North Routt Fire Protection District.