Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Andy Wirth has had a full career including his most recent position as CEO and president of Squaw Valley Holdings. Today this includes two spectacular resorts, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts both in Lake Tahoe. Wirth is very skillful as operating manager, and he takes his position seriously.
Squaw Valley is the 1969 Winter Olympics Stadium and Resort, and within the first six months, Andy authorized a six million dollar renovation project so that the entire property could be brought up to par as a fantastic ski resort.
Andy Wirth and his family are from Germany, and he is an outdoor enthusiast who loves the mountains. Wirth began his career in ski resorts when he graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in hotel and resort management. He was immediately hired at Steamboat Springs in Colorado as business manager.
In 2013, Wirth was in a horrific skydiving accident where he landed in a vineyard on a wooden pole, which tore off his arm. Luckily, emergency vehicles came quickly to the scene, and he had his arm reattached. He had many months of rehabilitation ahead, and after several months, he met a Navy Seal who assisted him to recovery.
In appreciation, Andy held the area’s first Ironman Competition and then participated in it. This was a victory both for Andy and the community. In 2014, he was awarded Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA.
Less than a few years later, Andy Wirth has been a tremendous support for the community by working on such projects as the Clean Air Program, maintaining incorporation for the Tahoe community, and in 2015, he was voted chairman of the board of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees. Wirth is as active in the community as he is in Squaw Valley Holdings. He enjoys giving to the community and the ski resorts located here to create the very best environment.
Wirth is working on building a connection between the two resorts because they are located at the bottom of the same mountain. With his determination, it won’t be long before that story hits the newspapers.