As of September 2015, the Reno City Council voted in unison to support the Clean Power Plan, which was make the country devoid of dirty coal and move towards renewable and coal energy. By simply voting, the council made headlines by becoming another very important stakeholder in the area that pledged to support the Clean Power Plan among many other private sector companies. The Reno City Council’s support for the Clean Power Plan came at a time when many other different groups and companies had come together to press their utilities and their support for the same.
According to Andy Wirth, times are changing, and it, therefore, necessitates a sustainable growing and diverse energy alternative that will provide equal opportunities for all in the region. His sentiments are further echoed by the fact that a lot of progress has been made in the building of a clean energy economy, and it is good that the companies involved have been spearheading the transition by piling pressure on elected officials and utilities. Andy holds the opinion that the world needs a clean source of energy now and not in some distant point in future. He is also of the opinion that people should ask for more from their elected officials which means not just compliance but actual leadership.
Andy Wirth is the Chief Executive Officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, and was born in 1963. He has worked very hard to make the ski area one of the best places that tourists can visit in the whole world. He is a major contributor in matters related to community and environmental service organizations that operate around the Lake Tahoe area and those that have a strong focus on improving the area.
Andy is also a nearly-fatal accident survivor and was part of the team that founded ‘Wounded Warrior Support’ a campaign that was aimed at improving all Navy Seals men when they return home from their special operations. Wirth has also been awarded many community service awards for his outstanding role in community development and environmental conservation. He is a Bachelor’s of Science Degree holder from Colorado State University. In his past, he has worked for different national parks in different roles where he gained his experience.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal.
For a long period, the United States Mountain Region has been accustomed to a downhill run though there are high hopes that the situation will gradually change for the better over the years. According to statistics, revenue generated per available room has made an increase to over seventeen percent over the last few months. The same is expected to make a turn for the better in the coming years.
During the 2008-2009 season, skiers who visited increased from 57.4 million to 59.7 million almost matching a single-season record. Keeping in mind that it was a modest economic year, the industry is expecting to find itself in better situations in the coming days. Apart from snowfall issues, the skiing industry was looking at the overall growth that would in return provide the much needed continued improvement. There are regions that have been capitalizing on increasing demand and returning to pre-recession profit levels whereas there are those that solely depend on pricing as the major factor.
On the other hand, customers are already accustomed to dealing with a buyer’s market environment and therefore, they are always on the lookout for deeply discounted rates. The major industry players admit that it was their initiative to spoil their customers with deals, and they are ready to face consequences for the same for some time. However, they have been holding flat rates which, therefore, means that occupancy rates go up without the customer having to ask for a discount.
Andy Wirth is among the most notable players in the hotel and mountain resort industry. Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, he has more than twenty-five years of experience in the industry and has played a very integral role in making the ski area among the most respected and top winter destinations in the world.
He was born in Germany but started getting interested in the industry soon after joining the Colorado State University. When furthering his education in Scotland, he gained experience as a backyard ranger. Soon after finishing his studies, he made a debut in professional career as an intern at the Steamboat Ski and Resort where he would later on be promoted to become the Chief Marketing Officer. When he joined his current workplace, he was held responsible for overseeing the company make an upgrade worth not less than $70 million that has played a very integral role in it becoming one of the most desired winter holiday destinations.