Squaw Valley’s Andy Wirth A Man Of Determination
Andy Wirth is a man of many parts. Not only is he enjoying a successful career as CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, he has implemented a number of exciting upgrades that has brought the corporation from the brink. When Wirth took over in 2010, the resort was at its lowest. In the five years under Wirth’s tenure, the resort has made a complete turnaround and is now one of the most respectable and highly-reviewed resorts. Wirth is also a survivor. In 2013, he suffered a near-death injury while sky-jumping.
Wirth has worked in the industry for over 20 years. He has a long and successful run with Steamboat Ski Resort. He worked his way up through the ranks and was named CEO 2007. Wirth is responsible for a number of positive changes at the resort. When Nancy Cushing announced she was leaving Squaw Valley, the company reached out to Wirth. He was hired on as CEO and was ready for all of the challenges of such a huge on-taking.
In a recent poll of all ski resorts, Squaw Valley is now ranked in the top three in the U.S.
In a recent radio interview, With was asked about last year’s lack of snow. Although profits slipped, Wirth is convinced that Squaw Valley will only feel minimal effects. Wirth is a philanthropist and gives generously to a number of organizations. He also sits on various boards including the Steamboat Springs Winter Club and the Reno Airport Board of Directors. He won the highest community service award in 2012.