It takes an innovative and energetic outdoorsman to run and promote Squaw Valley Ski Resort, which was formerly the 1964 Olympic Valley. As CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings that today includes both Squaw Valley and the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Andy Wirth has created a high-quality ski area that is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Read more: Update on CEO Andy Wirth and his letter
In addition to the title that he holds as CEO, Andy Wirth is also a major contributor to the community of Lake Tahoe. He focuses on improving the area both for tourists and locals, and he recently took the position as chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board so that he would have more influence in the decisions that support the community that he loves. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.powder.com/tag/andy-wirth/ and http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/17254546-113/squaw-valleys-andy-wirth-appointed-chair-of-reno
In the past year, Mr. Wirth played a significant role in the community-wide debate on whether to incorporate Lake Tahoe or not, and he has been a major advocate of having the Clean Power Plan in the Reno area. Andy makes positive improvements for the community where he has spent his life.
Andy Wirth has always been a risk-taker, on the slopes and with other sports. Several years ago, Andy was in an unfortunate skydiving accident where he almost lost his arm after a bad landing. But true to his character, he overcame the pain of having reattachment, and as part of his recovery, he co-founded an Ironman team called “Wounded Warrior Support, which honors Navy SEALs.
Andy attended college at the Colorado State University where he specialized in Hotel and Resort Management, and he has been an asset to the industry. His first job was as a park ranger, but ever since then, Andy has been involved in hotel management. Read more: Special Warfare Warrior | Andy Wirth’s Fundraiser
Andy Wirth has worked in every department that a large-scale resort has to make it to CEO. He had fun on the TV show Undercover Boss, and he became a TV star representing himself, CEO of Squaw Valley. His ambition and energy are his strengths and he uses them to enhance whatever he touches from his career to his everyday life.