The life of Andy Wirth has been one filled with success and an amazing fight back from an injury that almost killed the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort and its sister resort of Alpine Meadows. Wirth was an active participant in various extreme sports, including skydiving, until a skydiving accident saw him damage an arm and be in need of emergency surgery to save his life. Since returning to work at Squaw Valley the German born resort manager has thrown himself into work as a business and community leader.
There are a number of areas where Andy Wirth has been looking to improve life for the people who live and work in the Reno and lake Tahoe region his ski resorts are found in; included in these community programs are the decision of Andy Wirth to join the Reno-Tahoe Regional Air service Corporation as Chairman. Wirth has a long history of working to improve the level of visitor numbers traveling into different areas of the world he has worked in as a resort manager, including his work with airports in North America and the Caribbean.
Andy Wirth has returned to work at Squaw Valley with the aim of creating an amazing resort the people of Olympic Valley can enjoy and be proud of in the future. One area that Wirth has seen as important is developing a consistent link between Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, which may only be a short distance apart but have traditionally been divided by privately owned land between them. Despite undergoing rehabilitation for the injury that once threatened his life Andy Wirth has returned to work at Squaw Valley where he personally negotiated the use of privately owned land to complete the first steps in constructing a gondola linking the two resorts and their amenities for guests and visitors.