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Squaw Valley’s PR Director Said The Flooded Four Wells Won’t Impact Skiers

Squaw Valley is expecting a good year. Snowfall should be perfect, according to some weather forecasts. Other ski areas may receive more snow, but Squaw Valley will get enough snow to make the skiers happy and make the resort profitable. Squaw Valley has been a profit generator for more than 60 years. There have been some dry years and those years were not very profitable, but when all the years are put together, Squaw Valley is a very financially sound organization. Some of the credit for the financial stability of Squaw Valley goes to Andy Wirth, the current CEO of Squaw Valley. The Cushing family is responsible for opening the resort, and making it one of the most recognizable ski resorts on the planet. But Andy Wirth has nurtured the resort through a 2010 expansion and the current $1 billion expansion project that is expected to begin shortly. Squaw Valley has more than 60 restaurants, bars, retail shops and boutiques on the property. The new expansion project will add more shops and restaurants, and more than 1,500 hotel rooms and condos.

Wirth is a capable executive, with years of ski experience. He worked for the Steamboat Springs ski resort for 18 years. When Wirth heard the news that four upper mountain wells were contaminated by an October rain, he didn’t panic. The upper mountain of Squaw Valley got 9.5 inches of rain in a 72-hour period in October. When the staff tested the water after the torrential rain, harmful bacteria were discovered in the four wells. Wirth immediately went into action, and he shut down the wells. The four wells supplied drinking water to the High Camp and Gold Coast areas of the resort. Wirth also closed the restaurant facilities in that section of the resort.

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Liesl Kenney, the PR Director of Squaw Valley released a statement about the flooding and the contaminated wells. Kenney said coliform and E. coli bacteria were found in all four wells. The Environmental Health Department of Placer County and the Squaw Valley Utility District were notified. Kenney also told the Sierra Sun that other health experts were called in to help with the well clean up. According to Kenney, the resort gave skiers free bottled water, and no one at the resort was exposed to the harmful bacteria. She said the four wells aren’t needed because of the other water systems that operated within the resort.

Three of the four wells were inspected after the initial treatments, and the E. coli bacteria was gone, but a low level of coliform was still present. The wells will be inactive until all signs of harmful bacteria are gone, according to Kenney. Even though finding E. coli in a water source is always dangerous, the threat to the skiers at Squaw Valley was nonexistent. The staff followed the correct procedures. Kenney didn’t say when or if the wells would be active again. The resort is functioning without them. The skiers don’t care. There’s plenty of drinking water for all the guests and plenty of frozen water on the slopes.

Andy Wirth: Alpine Meadows Announce the Base-to-Base Gondola

Andy Wirth has worked tirelessly to convert the ski area into one of the best destinations for tourists in the world. He is the Chief Executive officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He is also a major contributor to community service and environmental organizations in Lake Tahoe area. For the general people around the area, he has a focus to improve the environment.

After his fatal sky-diving accident, Andy co-founded the Ironman team that supports wounded soldiers. He also honors the good-looking men the Navy Defense Department. While they are away, this organization supports all the special operations for members and their families.

The Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, the best North Tahoe Resorts in the Ski, have a connection. While on another mountain, you can see the top of another resort. For many ski resort histories, Squaw and Meadow were separated by ski passes and distinct cultures. When Squaw Valley resort owners purchased Alpine Meadows, everything about their different culture changed. You have to drive from one lot before uniting the two mountains.

Squaw Valley Holdings announced their plans, on Monday morning, to build a gondola that connects Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. The gondola operates in three main parts from the Squaw Valley to the ridge between the mountains. They are linked through the skiers and the snowboarders who lived in the area for over a decade.

Tahoe skiers had that idea for a long time. A lift-served connection development had rumors speaking over the years. It has circulated for over a three-year period. The announcement on Monday revealed that Cladwell and Wirth reached the agreement that has been in debate for a long time. The gondola will be laid at the western age from the White Wolf shares. Moonshine Ink, the local newspapers, reported that the gondola would surpass through the United States Forest. When Squaw is pushing through the plans to expand their village, the gondola news comes in time. Resistance through the Squaw Valley from local skiers has been turned off. Squaw Alpine, on their website, asks for public support for their endeavors. The plan will be submitted to the Place County and the United States Forest Service.