Andy Wirth has worked in our around the hotel and mountain resort industry for most of his life and has held many different leadership positions. Wirth is the current CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, over the years he has worked incredibly hard in making this one of the prime destinations in the US for snow sports. Wirth can also count among his accomplishments being elected as chairman for Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board.
Andy Wirth was born in 1963 in West Germany, after moving to the United States he received his Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University. His work in the skiing industry started as a back country ranger in Rocky Mountain National Parks. He began his professional career as in intern with Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation where he was an employee for more than 20 years. While working at Steamboat he was a valued member and held a variety of different marketing positions until his promotion to parent company Intrawest where he was name Chief Marketing Officer. Some of his most notable contributions while at Steamboat were directing the 2002, 2006 and 2010 send-offs for the American winter Olympic teams.
Bloomberg states that his career then saw him move to Squaw Valley, where in the summer of 2010 Wirth was appointed president and CEO. During his tenure the resort saw a $70 million makeover that included a far improved mountain design as well as completely renovating the restaurant industry at the resort. Wirth also worked at improving the lodging and common area facilities. In 2011 Squaw Valley oversaw the acquisition of Alpine Meadows, which allowed the company to offer a combined ticket option to its customers.
According to About.Me Wirth has also been a major contributor to local area environmental and community service organizations. Over the years he has put a lot of effort in improving the local areas so that it can be enjoyed for years to come. Ironman.com describes a difficult time in his life when a severe sky diving accident lead him to nearly lose his arm. It was then that a chance meeting with Navy Seals that lead Wirth to became heavily involved with the Special Warefare Warrior Support Team, a foundation that helps people who have lost life of limbs on the front line. His work in these fields has seem him win multiple awards and recognition’s. Andy Wirth is a fascinating individual who has been driving the growth of Ski Resorts in his area and is constantly fighting to better the environment and local communities.