Andy Wirth is the innovative and successful president and CEO of Sqauw Valley Holdings. When he took this position in 2010, the Holdings only consisted of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, but in recent years, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort was added. The two resorts are located next to each other on the mountain, and Wirth wants to see a tram to connect the two resorts.
Andy Wirth has been an asset to Squaw Valley, the 1964 Winter Olympic Village, and the community of Lake Tahoe. His experience came from 20 years ski resort management at Steamboat Springs in Colorado. The first year at Squaw Valley Resort, he began by giving the property a well-deserved $6 million dollar renovation.
Next, he began to improve the community. and he joined the initiative for Clean Air. Several years ago, the question of incorporation was brought up in North Lake Tahoe. Wirth and others did not want it because incorporation would lead to high taxation. Mr. Wirth brought in a government group from Oakland to investigate, and they found that incorporation would not be beneficial, so it remained unincorporated. The town was deeply affected by this debate, but Wirth knows that it will recover in time,
Andy is an outdoorsman and has worked in ski resorts his entire career. He was born in Germany and grew up in Colorado. His first job was as a park ranger, but when he graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in hotel and resort management, he began in management at Steamboat Springs. He stayed there to become CFO, then, in 2007, he was promoted to CEO of Intrawest who had acquired Steamboat Springs. His experience is stable and secure.
Andy Wirth is a leader both in business and in the community. Shortly after he became CEO in North Lake Tahoe, he began to get involved in the town. He worked on The Clean Power Plan for Clean Air, the incorporation debate, and he served on the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees. Recently, he was voted to be chairman of the Board, and his leadership skills excel.