Andy Wirth Speaks to KCRW about Drought and Business Future

Drought, KCRW

On July 2015 Andy Wirth, the CEO and President of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings held a candid interview with Madeleine Brand on KCRW Press Play to discuss the effect of recent drought on California Ski Resorts. Madeleine asked Andy several questions ranging from the effects of weather to business profitability.

At the beginning of the interview, Madeleine acknowledged that the drought had led to a reduction in water usage and placed drought as the number one concern on the minds Californians according to a recent poll.

On the issue of drought, Andy confirmed that the drought had caused less snow to fall in the area because of what the scientific community calls the ridiculously resilient ridge.

Andy Wirth added that the ridge phenomenon prevented snow promoting pressure from reaching the mountains. In spite of the harsh weather and the fall in skier visits by 20%, Andy was categorical that his company has taken several measures to take advantage of the situation to ensure sound business.

The strategies he has put in place include leveraging on the existing 6,000 acres of skiing, investing in snow making technologies and making other necessary amends. With regards to the future, Andy agreed with a study done by Stanford University, which points to a future that will continue to witness increased volatility of weather.  Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

Madeline recalled that changing weather pattern in the resort area had already forced several resorts in Colorado to change their business model. In response, Andy noted that resorts in the area must be inventive to remain attractive during winter and summer.

Some of the activities his resort is undertaking during the summer season include, creating attractive visitation packages and hosting various summer events.

Andy Wirth said that his company is also coming up with strategies to reduce carbon imprint and promote the use of renewable energy in order to kick start a legacy that will ensure a more sustainable growth.

About Andy Wirth

Andy Wirth is well known in the business and resort circles as the CEO and president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He also serves as the Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. According to Bloomberg, Andy became the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation in August 2010.

In July 2013, Andy was appointed as Trustee of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. The enormous work Andy is doing to improve Squaw Valley has won accolades from various quarters, including Julia Mancuso, a sportsman and resident of Olympic Valley.

Julia wrote a compelling article on the Tahoe Daily Tribune on April 2015, acknowledging the improvements Andy had undertaken to transform the area. One of the developments includes the construction of a gondola connection Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.

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Helane Morrison Shows Women Rock

Business Experts, Women

When I was a little girl my mom always taught me about the power women had. She would often share books with me about successful women and made sure I knew that women could be just successful as men. She wasn’t a feminist by a long shot but she did believe in empowering me because she realized women in the world weren’t receiving the same opportunities as women not because the opportunity wasn’t there but because women didn’t believe in themselves. It’s almost sad to know that as women we die with so much power and leave it in the grave because we were too reserved to use it in life.

Over the years I have held on to my mon’s advice and one person in particular that I have followed is Helane Morrison. Helane is no stranger to journalism or law. She has received degrees in both fields and has continued to impact the journalism world. Helane currently works for an all female firm and has been often noted for only taking on positions that promote diversity specifically gender diversity. She continues to set the standard for women and young girls across the world to show them that women can be great and effective in leadership just like men.

As a woman in journalism and in the legal industry I can admire Helane’s journey. She has defeated all types of odds in order to get to where she is today and if you can’t appreciate that in a woman you’re missing out in a major way. Reviews Wen By Chaz’s Shampoo

Beauty Products

The WEN by Chaz shampoo has been the subject of a lot of talk in the beauty world, and Bustle just did a review of it that everyone should see. Someone who is trying to make the most of their thin hair needs to make sure that they are using this shampoo, and they will learn a lot from the review.
The review starts with the girl in the article taking pictures of the product and her hair. She wanted to show everyone who was reading that she had thin hair that needed a lot of help. Her hair needed to be washed in a very safe and simple way, but the only way to test the shampoo was to be careful. She used a small amount of shampoo on her thin hair, and she was able to wash her hair normally because it was not going to hurt her hair or scalp.

There are a lot of people who are trying to get the best results by using this sephora endorsed shampoo so that they can get their hair to keep growing. They do not want to have their hair shedding, and the only way to get around that is to use a better shampoo. The review of the shampoo shows that shedding does not happen, and it shows that all people who have thin hair can stop that altogether. They will be able to keep their hair growing, and they will finally have a chance to make their hair grow thicker. Someone who wants to keep up with their thin hair can use Wen by Chaz, and they will be able to style their hair well. That gives them an outlet that is perfect for the downtrodden, and it helps someone get rid of the clumps of hair in their shower. Try Wen from Guthy-Renker today!

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The Amazing Success of Status Labs

Digital Marketing, Image Management

Scandals tend to get much more press than anything positive that a business or company can ever do. There isn’t a business or individual out there that is immune to a crisis. It is something that could happen to anyone. There are certain things that you should do if you ever find yourself or your business in one of these sticky situations. Being prepared for one of these public scandals is a great way to know what to do once the negative press starts flooding in. Think of just about every situation that you could and have a plan of attack for these. Preserving your reputation or the reputation of your business is very important to do when you are in the public eye.

You need to act quickly when you are dealing with negative press in a crisis. The longer that you let this negative press linger, the harder it will be to restore your good name. Don’t just release little bits of information here and there that is positive about your business. You need to let it all out right at once so that you can your positive message back in front of customers and clients.

Status Labs is a great online reputation management company that has been able to help many businesses and individuals who are facing these types of scandals. There are very few online reputation management companies that have the experience or skills of Status Labs. Status Labs has been able to be a leader in this industry due to their transparency, integrity, and commitment to excellence. Status Labs works tirelessly to recreate a positive image for individuals or businesses who have been damaged by negative reviews, press, or public scandals. Everyone deserves a second chance, and Status Labs is willing to give businesses and individuals this second chance.

Status Labs is moving forward into the new era of internet communications as one of the leaders in the industry. The future looks very bright for Status Labs as they continue to attract new clients who are in need of their services. CEO Darius Fisher has continued to innovate throughout his organization to create a team atmosphere which helps every employee feel as though they have a very strong say in what goes on at Status Labs. The team of professionals at Status Labs continues to bring high levels of professionalism to this organization.

Follow Status Labs on Instagram @statuslabs to keep up with their news and information.

Andy Wirth Provides An Insight Into Cali Ski Drought

Andy Wirth, Cali Ski Drought

The recent droughts in and around Tahoe City, California have gotten a lot of people asking the same question, “What can ski resorts do to survive in a world with less snow?” This is the question which KCRW talk show host, Madeleine Brand put to ski resort CEO, Andy Wirth, head of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, on a recent episode of Press Play.

Tahoe ski resorts getting less snow might just seem a rather trivial matter to those unfamiliar with the industry or the current climate, but it’s no exaggeration to say that the recent drought was one of the worst and driest winters which has been recorded in recent times. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts? and Andy Wirth Elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation

California survey polls have shown that the majority of Californians are more concerned about any other single topical issue. Because of this water usage has been cut back by 25 % all over – naturally this recent drought is hitting ski resorts harder than anyone.

Andy Wirth noted that it was certainly a hard winter for his company but that he made it through far better than he had ever thought. One of the reasons he gave for his company’s resilience even in such a dry winter, was their extensive and scientific research into how to keep creating and maintaining snow, even in the harshest of climates. Surprised, Ms. Madeleine Brand asked how many similar winters Mr. Wirth’s company could have weathered.

He replied surprisingly that he could have survived many, many more. Though he did admit that he was making for from optimal money but, indeed, was still making a profit.

Mr. Andy Wirth also added that even should his company be unable to continue their skiing operations profitable, his company owns over six thousand acres, roughly four thousand of which is used primarily for the skiing resort. Thus Mr. Wirth noted that the opportunities provided to his company through the additional two thousand acres was more than sufficient for numerous different changes of recreation, whatever they might happen to be.

He concluded that was trying important in his line of work was having a forward thinking outlook and always maintaining one’s creativity. Dry, warm winters, to Mr. Wirth, were just another opportunity to grow his company, even if that meant, in the future, branching out from the skiing business.

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Improving Hair Health: Wen’s Abilities

Rejuvinated Hair

In an article found on, a young woman took on an experiment with a popular Hair care product called the Wen hair cleansing conditioner by Chaz Dean ( On a mission to figure out its abilities to improve hair health, she wanted to share it with skeptical readers to advise them about its worth. The Wen cleansing conditioner was created by Chaz Dean, who is also a Hollywood hairstylist, popular among celebrities. He designed this cleansing conditioner with the intentions of decreasing styling time by taking away steps. It’s a shampoo, conditioner and a styling treatment all-in-one, thus allowing you to by only one product instead of three.
The young woman conducting the experiment came to find that Wen products do, indeed, improve the quality of your hair. With normally fine hair that can be hard to style, she found that by the end of the experiment, she was receiving many compliments about how shiny and great her hair looked. She then was able to notice, herself, all the wonderful things that improved about her hair. Her hair was soft, bouncy, shiny and just looked BETTER. You can see for yourself: Chaz Dean created quite a product here, and lucky for you, it comes on the sephora beauty market in all types of varieties designed for each hair type. This brand of Haircare is one that will help transform your hair, should you need a hair health boost!


Soros Makes a Bet that Gold is More Stable than Stocks

Business Experts

George Soros has built his fortune by successfully reading the financial markets more times than not. As of right now, he isn’t seeing good things for global stock markets. Gold, however, is increasingly drawing his attention.

In a Bloomberg article, Soros was shown to have dialed back on U.S. stocks by some 37 percent within the opening quarter of 2016. He also bought into SPDR Gold Trust, the tracker of the gold bullion, for 1.05 million shares. His fund also added shares in Barrick Gold Corp., the world’s largest metal
Read more: Billionaire Soros Cuts U.S. Stocks by 37%, Buys Gold Miner

George Soros became a billionaire through his market acumen over the years. The financial analyst in him still has concern over China and the nation’s debt-fueled economy showing similarities to the U.S. situation around 2007. Some analysts see China’s currency depreciating by some 25 percent. This could have serious ramifications on both the U.S. and global economy.

When there are concerns over bear stock markets, the prevailing thought is to invest in a more stable monetary value such as metals and gold. Soros also believes U.S. government bonds could receive a boost along the same vein as the possibly impending crisis could cause investors to seek steadier options such as bonds.

Soros’ former chief financial strategist Stan Druckenmiller is in agreement with such a prognosis. Gold jumped some 16 percent over the first three months of 2016. Barrick shares have doubled this year as it reduces debt and cuts costs.

The divestitures by Soros ran the gamut of industries ranging from airlines (Delta) to chemicals (Dow) to communications (Level 3). Putting some of his fortune back into gold is a common practice as his as he tends to view gold as a safe haven in dire financial times.

Born in Hungary, George Soros eventually built up his financial smarts made a fortune while starting up his own company Soros Fund Management. He is a supporter of American liberal view, yet is a firm believe in open-market economic policies especially in eastern Europe. Soros’ economic opinions still are highly regarded by many.

A philanthropist who has created the human-rights and democratic group Open Society Foundation, Soros came by his beliefs after fleeing his native Hungary to avoid Nazi occupation. He since graduated from the London School of Economics and worked as a stock analyst in New York. Source:

He has built his fortune by making shrewd short-term plays in a chaotic financial world. While he generally goes with most analytical trends, George Soros does like to get out in front of one in order to earn huge financial gains.

It seems he is doing so again in foreseeing issues in China and is already planning for just such a situation.

Getting Rid of Visceral Fat with the NutriMost Program

Healthy Life

A recent NYC Fatloss feature reveals that when a person thinks about being overweight, they usually think about how this affects their physical appearance and their self-esteem. Of course, when a person is at a healthy weight, they feel great about the way they look. What some people do not always consider is how being overweight can negatively affect their health. Many individuals who are overweight deal with problems like type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a fatty liver, and many other health problems. Many of these problems can be completely eliminated when a person loses weight. However, finding the right diet can sometimes be a challenge. NutriMost is relatively new diet program that is helping individuals lose a lot of weight in a very short amount of time. On average, people lose about 5 pounds of fat every week.
One of the reasons why NutriMost works and is gaining in popularity on facebook is because it is customized to fit each individual. Most diet programs out there do not take into consideration each individual’s personal needs and circumstances. This program is custom designed to help each individual.

The Nutrimost program has been able to help many individuals lose significant amounts of weight and to help them improve their health. Gene Sheller is one example of this. He had serious health problems before going on the program. He had to take medication for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other problems. After finishing the program, he lost more than 80 pounds and no longer needed medication for any health problems.

The NutriMost program is designed to target visceral fat. This is the fat that accumulates in the abdominal area. Not only is this fat unattractive, but more importantly it can cause serious health problems. The fat surrounds the internal organs and can seriously damage a person’s health.
NutriMost Weightloss Program Helps Shed Pounds

Helping People In Need Through Skout’s App



Latest Survey Results From Skout

One of my favorite things about using Skout’s online dating site and social media platform is that they actually care about what their community thinks. They often poll their users about all kinds of topics. They actually just released one of the survey results that they collected from a recent poll. The survey results were released on PR Newswire’s website in a full article that includes some really fun facts about Superheroes. The reason for this survey, of course, was to celebrate one of the most exciting holidays of all time: National Superhero Day.

This holiday is the perfect occasion to wear a cape. It is also the perfect chance to help people in need, which is exactly what Skout did. We will get to information about the charity that Skout set up in a moment. First, let’s go over some of the most exciting survey results from their latest poll of their users. According to the survey published on PR Newswire, around 75 percent of users on Skout agree that helping people in need is what makes someone a superhero in real life. Also, around 80 percent of people in the survey population would want to be a superhero in real life.

Superhero Themed Charity On Skout

April 28th was National Superhero Day, so Skout decided that they would give back to those in need in order to properly celebrate this holiday. Real life superheroes are people that care about the world’s problems. The charity that was set up through Skout’s app gave their users the chance to give to someone who needed a big favor, a member of the Make A Wish Foundation in the Bay Area. The charity would continue until the wish was completely funded, according to the PR Newswire article. It was an innovative idea to use the sales of gifts on Skout’s application in order to fund someone’s wish. People need a helping hand sometimes, so it is really refreshing to see that people in Skout’s community care about the well being of other people. We are hear to help each other out. Thanks to Skout, someone from the Make A Wish Foundation is seeing their dreams come true.

The original article that was published on PR Newswire’s website talks more about the survey that Skout conducted, and it discusses this charity more in detail.

Why Does George Soros Think The EU Is In Terrible Danger?

Financial Advisor

George Soros is not concerned about security because refugees are coming into Europe. He knows that these refugees are scared for their lives, and he feels for them as they leave their homelands because they would be killed otherwise. He has seen the news stories that show these poor people sitting on the shores of Greece waiting to move on, and he feels terribly for the people who have had their habitats moved in France.

Mr. George Soros is a brilliant investor who has a plan for Europe that will prevent the European Union from falling apart. He is afraid that strife over how to handle the refugees could cause the union to collapse, and he thinks that it could happen soon unless a decision is made.

He wants to see leaders step up to start paying their fair share to help the refugees who are in the most danger. Every one of these refugees on is going to be put in a position where they need to get to a place in Europe where they have family or they know that they can settle. These people have not necessarily been allowed to go to these places, and they have been forced to wait while the EU decides what to do.

The other side of the problem is countries saying they will leave the EU because of how it is being handled. These countries are afraid to start paying for refugees, but they need to understand that every refugee can help. George Soros has a family history that goes back to the holocaust, and he knows what it means when people are pushed out of their homes. The most important part of this process is helping to get people where they want to go.

Mr. Soros also believes that every country in the EU should pitch in a small amount of money to assist refugees. The money can be used by refugees on to get on their feet when they reach their destination, and they can begin to build new communities in Europe. Europe is already a melting pot, but he thinks that some countries will reject the plan because they do not want to feel like they are being infiltrated.

There are a few countries who have leaders that must be more vocal, and he believes that Angela Merkel could do a great job of leading the EU if she were to use her country’s history to speak on helping refugees. She is, in Mr. Soros’ eyes, the last hope for unified policy.

Mr. George Soros fears for the future of the EU because there is nothing close to a consensus on how to help refugees. Some countries do not want to help at all, and they are threatening to leave outright. The problem will continue to get worse the longer the EU waits to make a decision, and they will put thousands in jeopardy who are waiting for asylum. Mr. Soros wants to see these people given asylum, assistance and the helping hand they need.