Andy Wirth is Loyal to Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe

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.

Best Ski Resorts In The United States Are At Lake Tahoe


Lake Tahoe can be best described as the most popular destination for skiing in the United States. With over 22,000 acres of skiing, snowboarding and other snow filled adventures whether you’re a family of five or a thrill seeker, Lake Tahoe is sure to please. For 106 years, Lake Tahoe has been the home to ski enthusiasts, serious snowboarders and everyone in between. Aside from the lake’s pristine landscape, there are over half a dozen world-class ski resorts to set your sights and skis on.
The Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe vacation resort was most recently named Best Ski Resort in North America, for 2016 by USA Today’s Reader Choice Awards. This accolade confirms and solidifies Squaw Valley’s reputation as a catalyst for the avid and active ski culture that exists. Cozy lodging, steamy hot tubs and chef inspired meals make staying indoors just as desirable as heading out. Endless activities and experiences await those looking to get away from the slopes. The Aerial Tram, which ascends over 2,000 feet overlooking the snow driven slopes and High Sierra Mountains offers an uncompromising and unforgettable view of the luminous lake and the resorts.
Squaw Valley, host of the 1960 Winter Olympics offers 3,600 acres and more than 170 trails for skiing and snowboarding. There are four terrain parks and the longest mountain run is over three miles.
Alpine Meadows Resort is also a treasured place to plant the skis. This resort presents a welcomed challenge to beginners and experts alike. With an annual average snowfall of 450 inches, Alpine Meadows attracts the fearless and the faint of heart, boasting of 2,400 acres, more than 100 trails, and 29 lifts.
Both of these resorts share the distinct honor of providing scholarships, educational opportunities and support programs for snow sport athletes and coaches through the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation. The foundation has granted over $62,000 to 24 athletes and 7 coaches.
Lake Tahoe has become more than a ski destination, the lake and the surrounding picturesque areas are a close-knit community of snow lovers, ski and snowboarding aficionados out to discover the next great adventure.



Squaw-Alpine Manages the Fight Against Olympic Valley Incorporation

The north shore communities of Lake Tahoe has faced some of tough years because of the drought. Winter resorts and dependent small businesses have suffered as a result of the drought. There was also a battle for the Olympic Valley. One of the trademarks of Olympic Valley is the winter sports terrain. However, there is expected to be a break from both of the forms of chaos. This especially looks good for Andy Wirth.

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He is very passionate about presenting the best ski area. He works on making sure that the area is clean and in good condition for tourists. One thing that he works towards doing for his resort is to make it very attractive and safe for visitors and every age group. Andy Wirth has also started up a team under the name of “Wounded Warrior Support” after he had been the victim of skydiving accident which proved to be severe and almost fatal.

Andy Wirth’s establishment has began to see a change in the climate where came to be storms early in the season. As a result of weather conditions, Squaw Valley has opened earlier than usual. Also, Wirth has experience relief from the efforts to incorporate the establishment be certain entities who have decided to back away from the Olympic Valley.

Wirth could only see disastrous results coming from the incorporation. He also had different plans that the incorporation wouldn’t allow. Among the plans were to bring improvements to the real estate. Also, running a business under the proposed incorporation would have proven to be a bad idea under the conditions that would have been brought.

Now that the drought seems to have lifted and the incorporation efforts have ceased, Andy Wirth now sees an opportunity for growth and healing.

The original article can be read at the Reno-Gazette Journal.

The Story of Andy Wirth: President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings

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.

He is a former employee of Steamboat Ski Area where he served as the Marketing Executive. He left the position in 2010 after 24 years to accept the CEO position at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. His first task was to manage a $70 million project meant for upgrading the resort. This would enable it to compete effectively with other ski areas in the industry. In a year’s time, the resort had rebuilt its reputation by ranking top 20 in the skiing industry. 

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.