A ski season is a time in the alpine resort when alpine sports such as snowboarding, skiing and many other can be done. Ski season coincides with ski lifts. With regard to the resorts’ altitude and latitude, the skiing season runs from early winter to the end of spring. In California, the season runs from late November to late early July. The season can be classified into three stages and, therefore, has three different lift prices tickets.
• The first stage is off-peak. The stage occurs at the start and the end of the season. During this stage, the number of lifts available is few and at the same time the snow cover is patchy and irregular in the lower parts of the mountain
• The second stage is known as the shoulder. During this stage, the mountain is completely covered by snow. At this time, the sale of lift tickets are not very profitable to warrant opening all areas of the mountain.
• The third stage is the peak. In this stage, all lifts are open. This period usually occur when there are holidays such as public or school holidays.
A sign of snow would mean time to go for hibernation to some people, and time to put on everything at their disposal to keep warm. For others, this is a moment of an incredible sport that is accompanied by mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Skiing sports combine an important aspect of outdoor air, physical activity and exposure to some sunlight that people fail to realize. Many people, more so those who have not done skiing before, do not know the power of the brain employed in this sport. As a matter of fact, skiing activity allows a person to have a feel of various body parts as well as the energy that moves them.
Andy Wirth works in the hotel industry and mountain resort. Presently, he is the CEO of the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. For the last 25 years, Wirth has worked in the mountain resort and hotel industry. Wirth has worked in various leadership and marketing positions. Wirth has been integral in the society by participating in community activities as well as philanthropic activities.
Skydiving is dangerous, but for some it’s one of the greatest things in the world. Andy Wirth, CEO of Quaw Valley Ski Holdings, is a regular skydiver who has plenty of experience under his belt. In the Spring of 2011, Andy was certified for jumping and for the next two years he would enjoy his hobby without incident.
According to local paper Unofficial Alpine, that all changed on October 12th, 2013. Being flown a little too far from the drop zone, Andy found himself in a tricky situation. He had two landing options, either a vineyard or some power poles. A few bad things happened. Andy pulled his canopy a little late, at 2,500 feet instead of at 4,000 feet. Right as he pulled it, he was caught in a bit of crosswind that knocked him right into a pole. The pole took his right arm completely off, leaving him bleeding out from his brachial artery. Within just a small amount of time, he had lost a substantial amount of blood and was caught in wires and vines. A fellow diver, Amanda, heard him and got to him within 15 minutes of landing and an ambulance got there just 20 minutes later. He survived the incident and is back at work today.
Andy hasn’t let the accident ruin his life, and in fact it may have even been part of his motivation to continue on to enjoy it. Meeting a couple Navy Seals that Andy quickly befriended, he’s gotten into biking and hiking and has managed to raise more than $40,000 for the Navy Seal Foundation. Although Andy doesn’t skydive anymore, he does miss it an his wife supports him if he ever wants to return to the sport. In the meantime, Andy is enjoying life with his new friends and is staying active and healthy among great people.
Andy Wirth appeared on the CBS hit show “Undercover Boss” a few years ago. His latest project is a gondola that will connect Squaw Valley to neighboring resort Alpine Meadows. We’re excited to see what comes next from Andy Wirth.
Jordan Spieth now has the distinction of being the second youngest winner of the Masters golf tournament. Tiger Woods was only a few months younger than Spieth when he won the famed green jacket.
Spieth led the tournament from beginning to end, and while Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson and Charley Hoffman seemed poised to give Spieth a run for his money, they couldn’t catch him. For Spieth’s final round, he shot a 70, and -18 for the tournament, which tied Tiger Woods’ record. For all of the records tied or broken by Spieth, check out the Masters website.
Jordan Spieth was born in 1993 and is from Dallas, TX. He played as an amateur through college and won the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2009 and 2011. Spieth played an instrumental role in winning the NCAA Championship for the University of Texas as Crystal Hunt was following the team on Twitter. At the age of 19, he turned pro and his first professional win was the John Deere Classic in 2013. Since then, Spieth has won 4 additional tournament.