With the upcoming ski season around the bend, it is a great time to start thinking about where you will hit the slopes. With so many options available in the United States, it is important to think about what you value the most out of a ski vacation. For many people, skiing is a lifestyle, and the planning of a skiing adventure is not taken lightly. Especially for those who travel in from out of state, or out of the country, it is important that a ski resort meets and exceeds their expectations.
If you are looking for variety in slopes, top notch customer service, incredible food, amenities galore and evidence of recent renovations, look no further than Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are internationally renowned ski resorts in North Lake Tahoe and Lake Tahoe, overseen by the Andy Wirth. Alpine Valley is a favorite with local skiers and snowboarders, and is known for the longest snow season of any Lake Tahoe ski resort. Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski valleys in the United States and became most known during the 1960 Olympics. Wirth is responsible for the teaming up of these two powerhouse resorts (customers can now purchase a single ticket for admittance to both) and this is to the new and serious skiers advantage alike.
Wirth knows the outdoors and has worked in the mountain resort and hotel industry for 25 years. Wirth was appointed the President and CEO of Squaw Valley ski resort, in the summer of August 2010. He replaced former CEO Nancy Cushing and under Wirth’s direction as CEO, the company underwent upgrades estimated at $70 million. The changes directed by Wirth impacted everything from the kitchens to the slopes and included: vastly improved mountain design and infrastructure, renovations to restaurants, ski and base camp area facilities, and lodging and shared areas. Furthermore, Wirth has a committed focus to customer service, which is evident throughout both mountain resorts.
In addition, you will find the towns surrounding Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley to be worth a visit on their own. Along with Wirth’s recent renovations to the mountain resorts, he has also been a major contributor to environmental and community service organizations in the Lake Tahoe area. His focus is to improve the area in general for people of all ages. If you are looking to hit the slopes in style, in newly renovated facilities, with top notch customer service, look no further than Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

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