Born in Nuebrucke, West Germany, Andy Wirth has always loved the great outdoors. After attending Colorado State University, Andy Wirth continued his education in Scotland, attending Edinburgh University. During this time, Andy gained even more experience about the great outdoors by working for two different National Parks where he was a wilderness ranger.
The great outdoors and National Parks in particular have always been in Andy’s blood. This is even more understandable when you learn that his grandfather was a US National Parks Service Director.
According to Bloomberg, In 1986 Andy Wirth began his career at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation where we stayed for over 20 years. He was soon promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. In this position, he was the executive vice president in charge of sales and marketing. In this position, he developed both domestic and global marketing strategies.
In 2010 Andy Wirth was offered a position at one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. He assumed the position of CEO of the company from long time director Nancy Cushing. Andy rolled up his sleeves and went to work. Almost immediately he found himself overseeing a $70 million dollar renovation of the resort. Incredibly, in just one year, Squaw Valley had reestablished its reputation and is now rated in the top 20 percent of the ski industry.
Besides his very impressive business accomplishments, Andy Wirth is also a philanthropist. Andy Wirth is a major contributor to environmental and community service organizations, concentrating his efforts in the greater Lake Tahoe area. If you are not aware of it, Squaw Valley is located on the shores of Lake Tahoe. His goal is to improve the Lake Tahoe area for people of all ages.
In January 2016 Andy Wirth was elected Chairman and President of the Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation. In this capacity Andy along with the other members of the Board of Trustees will explore adding more flights into Reno Tahoe International Airport, with the goal of increasing tourism for the Lake Tahoe area.
Andy and his wife reside in Truckee California. Truckee California is a small community, located only a few minutes drive from Lake Tahoe and all its splendor. Naturally, Andy Wirth and his wife are very involved in community activity’s.