Andy Wirth is an avid outdoorsman and risk taker, and possible in spite of this, he became the president and CEO of Sqauw Valley Holdings, which now includes Alpine Meadows on the adjacent mountain from Squaw Valley. Mr. Wirth is a devoted and committed leader of the resort, and he is a philanthropic leader in the community.
Andy Wirth graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in resort and hotel management, and his first job was in management at Steamboat Ski Resort in western Colorado. Andy loves the outdoors, and he was an expert on skis, so he fit perfectly into the environment.
He eventually worked in every department until he became CMO of Steamboat Ski Resort. He remained at this position until Infra West bought Steamboat Resort, and then Andy Wirth became CEO over it all.
Andy has always been a “go-getter,” and it wasn’t long before Squaw Valley Ski Resort became aware of his optimum management characteristics, and they offered him the position of CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings after 20 years with Steamboat. In 2010. Andy picked up the reigns at Squaw Valley and began a multi-million dollar restoration project on the 1964 Olympic Village called Squaw Valley,
Andy Wirth has received many awards in his career. The Journal reports the “Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award, Steamboat Springs Business Leader of the Year and his position in the list of Top 25 Minds in Hospitality and Travel Sales. Andy is one of those lucky ones who found what they wanted to do early in his career, and he enjoys every day. 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 recent years, Lake Tahoe residents have been involved in voting on the incorporation of their town. Andy Wirth and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings were not in favor of incorporation because they saw it as a hindrance to local businesses, and higher taxes for everybody.
Last Year, Mr. Wirth was elected as chairman of the Reno Airport Authority Board. Here he is able to be a positive influence on the decisions for the area.