As recently featured in Powder Magazine, skiers and snowboarders will soon be able to enjoy easy access to two of Lake Tahoe’s most popular ski resorts, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, with a new base-to-base gondola connecting the two resorts.

The plans for the gondola follow the 2011 union of the two popular ski resorts. Since then, customers have enjoyed access to both parks through the purchase of a single lift ticket. Internal tracking of those lift tickets has revealed that around 25 percent of lift ticket purchasers visit both resorts in the same day. The two resorts are currently separated by a short drive.

The gondola will make it easier for skiers to visit both parks in one day, eliminating the short drive and delivering a more eco-friendly option to travel between the resorts. Andy Wirth is now seeking the public’s support in making this positive development a reality. Learn more about Andy Wirth:
Andy Wirth is CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, owner and operator of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. A major contributor to environmental and community organizations in the Lake Tahoe area, Wirth has focused his professional career on making the newly united ski area a top tourist destination in the world.

Andy Wirth was born in Neubrucke, West Germany, and he earned his B.S. from Colorado State University. His early professional life included positions as a backcountry ranger for the Rocky Mountain National Parks and a wilderness ranger for the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area – Learn more about Andy Wirth: Wirth has gained more than 25 years of experience in the mountain resort and hotel industry, and he joined Squaw in 2010.

He is the recipient of numerous community service and professional awards, including the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees, and he was named 2014 Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA. Andy Wirth has developed a passion for outdoor tourism, and he has decided to focus the peak of his career on the development of the Lake Tahoe ski industry.

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