Vail Co-President Blaise Carrig and Squaw/Alpine CEO Andy Wirth were on Sacramento’s Capital Pubic Radio yesterday morning.
They spoke about how Colorado has taken over Lake Tahoe via Vail (colorado based) and KSL (denver based) owning all the best resorts in Lake Tahoe: Squaw, Alpine, Kirkwood, Northstar, & Heavenly.
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The host, Beth Ruyak, asks Blaise the direct question:
“What are the development plans for Kirkwood?” – Beth Ruyak
You’ll never guess! He sneaks around the question like a politician. But, that’s his job, isn’t it.
In reality, the whole interview ends up being a PR campaign for Vail and KSL. But, there are a few pieces of useful information.
Here’s our favorite “political white lie” from Andy Wirth:
“…we see terrific ski conditions, this year has been a little bit of a deviation from that…”
A little bit of a deviation from that, Andy? A little? This is currently the 2nd Worst Winter on Record in Lake Tahoe, Andy. Earth to Andy…
The main positive piece of info that comes out of this interview is that season passes are now much cheaper than they were before the Colorado take over. But, even that depends on who you are/where you live.