The Squaw Valley Ski Holdings’ CEO, Mr. Andy Wirth’s life has been linked with the hotel and mountain resort sector for many years. He has a 25 years’ experience, which will help him in transforming the ski area into a leading international winter tourist destination. Andy was born in Nuebrucke, West Germany.
He attended the Colorado State University and later joined Edinburgh University for further studies. While still in school, he got some experience as a backcountry ranger and a wilderness ranger in the Rocky Mountain National Parks and San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area respectively. Mr. Wirth’s grandfather was a former Director of the National Park Service, and therefore, Wirth has always loved National Parks.
Before Andy Wirth joined Squaw Valley in 2010, the ski resort had been under the management of the Cushing family for about 70 years. He took over from the Nancy Cushing, who had served for 16 years as CEO of the company. Andy was made to be in charge of the resort’s 70 million dollars upgrade, which was meant to raise its standards for it to be able to tackle its competitors. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/17254546-113/squaw-valleys-andy-wirth-appointed-chair-of-reno
He made Squaw Valley to be in the leading top 20 percent of the skiing business within a period of one year. One of his significant accomplishments in the resort is facilitating of a merger with Alpine Meadows Ski Resort and clients are now able to buy one admission ticket that is accepted at both resorts.
Andy Wirth is a philanthropist and with the help of two Navy seals, he created the Special Warfare Warrior Support Team. The group helps in raising funds to support families of soldiers who lost their lives or limbs in the line of duty. The donations are given through the Navy Seal Foundation. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708
Mr. Wirth was inspired to be involved with the group after he got a traumatizing accident while skydiving. On that day, the pilot had used a wrong route, and therefore, they jumped away from the landing zone. He landed in a vineyard and a pole severely tore off his arm making him stay in the hospital for a long time.
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