President & CEO of Squaw Valley, Andy Wirth, has just written a piece in the Tahoe Tribune in response to all the feedback Squaw has gotten about their 101.5 acre Village proposal. Squaw has gotten a lot of feedback from the community about this project and its large size. Here is an excerpt of what Andy has to say about that feedback:
by Andy Wirth
“Most recently, we have been thinking about how to enhance the Village and make it more contemporary for the next generation of families and residents of Lake Tahoe. Most everyone agrees we can improve upon what we have presently.
And while it’s not hard to hear the voices of dissension and the varying levels of disagreements on what those improvements should entail — we remain intense listeners and, as mountain people with a deep conversation ethic, appreciate the diverse points of view.
We began this discussion with an initial development proposal that we shared with the community and its leaders. We undertook this effort with a commitment to having a conversation with our neighbors and a devotion to creating something that was both environmentally responsible and exciting for all members of our families — from those seeking Squaw’s legendary expert terrain to those same guests who also have children and are looking for fun, new adventures to share together.
They are key and represent our future mountain enthusiasts. Our plan sought to combine those aspects with world class facilities that reflect our Olympic heritage.
We have always believed that a conversation requires many voices. That why we’ve held over 300 meetings in the community and opened up an area in the Village for people to listen to our perspective and share their opinions with us.
More than four thousand (4,270 to date) of our fellow Lake Tahoe devotees have joined us.
We are proud of the comprehensive community outreach effort that we have undertaken and want the community to know that we will continue to listen and integrate your input and opinions into the planning process. You can feel confident that your voices will be heard.” – Andy Wirth
Read the full article here:
by Andy Wirth