Andrew Wirth, affectionately know as Andy is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He was born on July 25th, 1963 in Neubrucke, Germany. He was always involved in the resort and hotel industry, working in this area for about twenty five years. He loves the open air, saying it was always in his blood.
When he graduated college, he worked at the Steamboat Ski and resort Corporation. There he stayed for almost twenty years, he was handling marketing for the company. He did such an outstanding job, so they promoted him to Intrawest, Steamboat’s parent company.
After Intrawest merged with Steamboat, Wirth was named Chief Marketing Office, and executive Vice President of sales. He had to manage all the resorts owned by this company. He stayed with this company until he parted ways, amicably, in 2010.
Then in 2010 he took over Squaw Valley, which is west of Lake Tahoe. It’s one the largest ski resort in the United States, this area once hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. It now has thirty chairlifts, and spectacular, breathtaking views covering it’s 3,600 acres. In the summer months tap your feet to the well known musical performers, or even have a relaxing evening with yoga. Taught by the best in the business.
In Squaw Valley it’s not unusual to get about forty feet of snow in the winter. So for all you die hard ski buffs and even beginners, there is a lot to do. The elevation is about 8,200ft. The Cushing family managed it for almost 70 years. Andrew Wirth was given the position as CEO. The renovations budget was $70 million. That project, Wirth personally handled. He wanted to make sure that the resort could hold it’s own with all the others ski area around. He aim was for it to be the best in the area. Soon by 2011 it did happen. Squaw Valley was in the top twenty percent in the industry.
Andrew Wirth has a very generous heart. He contributes to most environmental and community service project in the Lake Tahoe area and is a strong believer in giving back.
His long term goal is continuous improving on Squaw Valley, he wants to make it so popular, people will always want to return, year after year, eventually taking it the number one resort for skiing.
On July 11th, 2013 Andrew Wirth was appointed to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. Because of all his experience in the international resort management, where he worked tirelessly with different airlines, negotiating flights into Utah, Colorado and Canada.