As CEO of Squaw Valley Ski, Andrew “Andy” Wirth has over 24 years of sales and marketing experience and has earned multiple service and professional awards. Mr. Wirth is spearheading a project to combine the experience of Alpine and Squaw Valley via a gondola connecting the resorts. Wirth has headed a 70 million dollar upgrade to Squaw Valley in hopes of making the resort a more desirable winter vacation locale. He has recently been appointed as the chairman of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board.
Mr. Wirth was born in West Germany and attended Edinburgh University and then received a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University. He worked as a back country ranger for the Rocky Mountain National Parks and was a wilderness ranger in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area. Squaw Vally and Alpine Meadows, where Mr. Wirth is president, were featured on an episode of Undercover Boss where Wirth goes undercover in both resorts. As well as working tirelessly to promote and make these resorts among the top tourist destinations in the world, Mr. Wirth is a major contributor to environmental and community service in the Lake Tahoe area.
Mr. Wirth was in a horrific near fatal skydiving accident. Because of his training as a backcountry ranger Wirth was able to stop the bleeding in his almost amputated arm until help arrived. Mr. Wirth sang “Just Breathe”, a Pearl Jam favorite of he and his wife’s to himself to get him through the next minutes where he was able to be located by another skydiver. After recovering he co-founded an Ironman team called “Wounded Warriors Support” which honors Navy SEALs by supporting special operations team members and their families after they return home.
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