Andy Wirth is Squaw Valley Ski Holdings’ President and CEO. The position allows him to play a crucial role in transforming the tourism industry in Olympic Valley, CA. His focus is in making the area popular with tourists who love mountain resorts, skiing and great hotels.
Here’s how he is contributing to the tourism industry:
Promoting Outdoor Activities
Andy is passionate about the outdoors. He has partnered with various organizations to make the Lake Tahoe region an attractive tourist destination for all. His love for the outdoors has seen him participating in and promoting skydiving in the area too.
Recently, he was elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation. He’s also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. The appointment is for his role in developing air service and airports for resorts all over North America.
Andy has been an integral part of the hotel and mountain resort industry throughout his life. His goal is to transform the ski area into the best winter tourist destination globally. Andy’s love for mountain resorts and hotels began when he joined Colorado State University.
Upgrading the Ski Resort
He started changing Squaw Valley Ski Resort in 2010. Andy did this immediately he was named its new CEO. He was the first CEO of the resort from outside the Cushing family in 70 years. His first responsibility was overseeing the ski resort’s upgrade, which cost $70 million.
Within the first year of his leadership at Squaw Valley, Andy transformed the ski resort. He successfully restored it as one of the best in the skiing industry. He also successfully merged Squaw Valley Ski Resort with Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
Involvement with Navy SEAL Foundation and Ironman Events
As mentioned earlier, Andy is passionate about skydiving. This passion never dissipated despite an accident that nearly killed him in October 2013. The accident inspired him to establish Special Warfare Warrior as a way of supporting Navy SEAL Foundation.
In addition to all these, Andy founded an Ironman group, which he continues training with today. His team takes part in various Ironman tournaments. Andy is inspired to continuously improve Squaw Valley’s excellent reputation as a top tourist destination.
Lastly, Andy Wirth is an active member of the Truckee, CA community. He resides in Truckee with his wife – Karen – who is a real estate lawyer. The work he has done at Squaw Valley Ski Resort has boosted the local tourism industry.
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