Since 2010, Andrew D. Wirth has been the serving CEO at Squaw Valley Ski. Basically, he is in charge of all matters concerning Squaw Valley resort operations. Previously, Mr. Wirth worked at Steamboat Ski & Resort Company in Colorado, serving in various successive leadership positions in advertising and sales management during his long tenure with the Steamboat resort company.
Andy Wirth lived along the Squaw Valley Road, and his father was a ski patrol at Squaw Valley resort. It was here that he learned and honed his skiing and skydiving skills. In terms of his education background, Wirth graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and he also studied at Edinburgh University in Scotland.
Andy Wirth’s passion for skydiving almost came to an abrupt end after a losing an arm in a skydiving accident in October 2013. After reconstructive treatment to his arm, Mr. Wirth came across a Navy SEAL team who had come to train at Squaw Valley for winter alpine combat. After forging friendships with a handful of the Navy SEAL members, and holding discussions about skydiving, lost limbs and fatalities, a foundation called Special Warfare Warriors was born. It basically serves to raise funds for the Navy Seal Foundation, which assists families of departed SEAL operators and injured SEAL operators who have lost their limbs.
Recently, Mr. Wirth was appointed as the Chairman and President of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation (RASC). RASC serves to promote air service into Reno-Tahoe International Airport as well as constantly identify new prospects for extra flights. The appointment comes on the backdrop of Wirth’s significant role in bringing flights from Alaska Airlines and Jet Blue from John. F. Kennedy Airport to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Since his rise to the helm of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Mr. Wirth has been a key agitator in climatic change and implementing green initiatives. He has also brought in new project ideas, which have made Squaw Valley more than simply a ski junket. Thanks to his leadership, Squaw Valley is now on the same level with some of the finest ski resorts across the world.