Andy Wirth serves as the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings located in Lake Tahoe. He is an avid skydiver, cyclist, and runner. He takes part in various environmental activities in Lake Tahoe area with the aim of making the environment sustainable for people across all ages. Andy was involved in a skydiving accident that almost claimed his right arm in October 2013. Luckily, the friends who had accompanied him in the activity sought medical attention in time and got his arm reattached.
During his recovery period, Andy Wirth made friends with a group of Navy SEALS training at Squaw Valley. One of the Navy Seals joined him as a swimmer in the IRONMAN 70.3 race, an old friend also took part as a cyclist, and Wirth was the runner. After the completion of the race, the three formed Special Welfare Warrior Support Team. The support group supports the Navy Seal Foundation through raising funds for the comrades who lost their lives or limbs in the battlefield.
The Alpine Meadows and the Squaw Valley are the subsidiaries of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. KSL Capital Partners acquired Squaw Valley in 2010, and they purchased Alpine Meadows in the following year. KSL appointed Andy Wirth as the company’s CEO following his experience in the same position at Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In 2015, the Squaw Valley announced its plans to build a base-to-base gondola that will connect the two resorts. The gondola will run in three parts from the base of Squaw Valley, up and over the ridged between the two mountains and end at the bottom of the Alpine Meadows. Wirth claimed that the resort has contributed to lower environmental degradation in the Tahoe region by 15%.
Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority named Andy Wirth as the new chair of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board, which consists of nine members. Wirth expressed his gratitude for the appointment of that position, and he intends to use his experience in developing more flights for the organizations. The developments in the flight industry would lead to the growth in skiing areas, gaming, and businesses in Lake Tahoe and Reno-Sparks regions.