The CEO and President of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Andrew “Andy” Wirth, was born on 25 July, 1963. Squaw Valley Ski Holdings is the parent company of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley Ski Resorts located in Olympic Valley, CA. Wirth has brought the two companies on a single platform where clients can purchase a single ticket to enjoy the services of both. Wirth is a longtime triathlete, an avid runner, and cyclist. Despite being the chair and CEO, he has managed to stick to his training routine.
Wirth was recently appointed the chair of Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority (RSCVA). Due to his experience in the management of international resorts, he has helped airlines increase the number of flights to resorts in Canada, Colorado, and Utah. He has acted as a liaison between the Reno-Sparks and Lake Tahoe region during his time at the board, and he also represents an airport that acts as a Gateway to Lake Tahoe.
In October of 2013, Wirth was involved in a skydiving accident and was admitted to a hospital for three months, where he underwent 21 surgeries to save his arm. He almost bled to death after a rough landing on a vineyard away from Lodi, California. The wires and steel posts on the grape vines tore into his right arm. Wirth is a major contributor to community service and environmental organizations in the area of Lake Tahoe. Wirth is a CEO and philanthropist whose main goal is to improve the area in general. His long term objective is to continue enhancing Squaw Valley’s reputation and increase its popularity.