Andy Wirth: Career Success

Mr. Andrew Wirth, better known as Andy serves as the current president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation. Wirth has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings since August 2, 2010. Squaw Valley Ski Corporation is the mother company of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley ski resorts.

Early this year, The Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation (RASC) announced that Mr. Andrew had been elected as Chairman of RASC. RASC is charged with the responsibility of promoting air service into Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The company also identifies new prospects for other flights. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708

Early life and education

Mr. Andy Wirth was born on July 25, 1963. Wirth attended Edinburgh University and Colorado State University where he graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science. For this duration, he gained experience as a wilderness ranger as well as a backcountry ranger for the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Career at Steamboat/Intrawest

Mr. Andy Wirth started his career journey as an intern at the Steamboat Ski Resort after completing his studies. For over 20 years, he served in different marketing positions within the company until he was promoted to Intrawest, the parent company. Intrawest completed the acquisition of Steamboat Ski Resort in 2006. Mr. Andrew was named the chief marketing officer as well as executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Wirth was in charge of overseeing domestic and global marketing strategy for the company’s full portfolio. He was also the president of the Mountain Village Partnership, aimed at assisting local businesses.

Career at Squaw Valley

In August 2010, Andy Wirth replaced Nancy Cushing as the CEO of Squaw Valley ski resort. Under Wirth’s leadership, Squaw Valley underwent a $70 million upgrade. The upgrade helped put the company at the same level with other competing skiing areas.

The upgrade involved renovations to culinary, infrastructure, lodgings, base area facilities and common areas. Under Mr. Andrew’s leadership, Squaw Valley leaped to the top 20 percent ski resorts from the bottom 20 percent in just a year. Wirth was also involved in the merger between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. You can now buy one ticket for admittance to both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.

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