Andy Wirth is the current President and the Chief Executive Officer of the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He took over the position from Nancy Cushing in the year 2010. Andy started off his career in Steamboat Springs Resort in the year 1986, and for years he has worked for the company he has served various positions in leadership and marketing. In the year 2007, Steamboat was acquired by Intrawest, and Andy was chosen as the CEO and the Executive Vice President of the company. Andy left Steamboat in 2010 for President and CEO position at Squaw Valley.
Squaw Valley Ski was acquired by KSL Capital Partners, and this is the period when the company decided to replace the company’s CEO Nancy Cushing with Andy Wirth. After Andy had been appointed as the CEO, he made a $70 million worth upgrade of the company to improve its performance in the market. The upgrade was mainly done on the infrastructure of the hotels. Within a year of Andy’s leadership, the company had managed to improve its performance with 20 percent. Squaw Valley acquired Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in 2011 and Andy was made the head of the two resorts.
While still serving as the President and the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski, Andy Wirth was also elected as the Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Air Service Corporation (RASC) and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. RASC focuses on improving the quality of air services offered in Reno-Tahoe International Airport and managing flights in the airport.
Andy Wirth has received some awards in his career. In 2002, he received the leader of the year Award by Steamboat; in 2009, he was on the list of 25 Minds in Hospitality, Travel Sales, and Marketing. In 2012, Andy received Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award from Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees.
Andy loved Skydiving, and as he was doing it, he got a serious accident that he almost lost his limb. After recovering, he co-founded Wooden Warrior Support and organization that aimed at honoring people serving navy seal. The organization raises fund to support Navy Seal Foundation.