Andy Wirth is an experienced hotel and resort administrator. He is the president and the chief executive officer of the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. Mr. Wirth has ample experience in the industry since he has been working in the sector as from 1986 when Steamboat Spring Resort hired him. The Squaw Valley Ski Resort currently benefits from his outstanding expertise, and he has assisted it to be one of the top international skiing destinations that are visited by tourists during winter. Andy graduated from the Colorado University with a bachelor’s degree in science, and he got his masters from the Edinburgh University.
Mr. Wirth’s grandfather served the US National Parks Service as its director, and therefore, he has been substantially exposed to the parks and resorts. Andy worked as a wilderness ranger for the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area and the Rocky Mountain National Parks when he was still studying. His first professional role was as a marketing agent for the Steamboat Spring Resort. He later became an executive vice president after the company was merged with the Intrawest in 2007.
The Squaw Valley Resort has been offering hotel and skiing services for the past seventy years. Before Andy became its CEO, it was headed by Nancy Cushing whose family has been managing the business for a couple of years. Wirth was made to oversee the resort’s refurbishing project that was worth $70 million immediately after he took over its leadership. The renovation transformed it to be able to compete with other businesses in the industry, and after one year it was recognized as a top camping and skiing destination. Andy helped the company to acquire the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, and he was made to be the chief executive officer of both hotels. He was recently offered an appointment to the CEO position at the Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation. Andy Wirth is a philanthropist, and he has donated to various charities including one that assists injured soldiers. He was designated as the Citizen of the Year by the Disabled Sports USA and was also a winner of the Community Five Award.