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Andy Wirth’s Accomplishments


One of the biggest promoters of the ski industry also happens to be one of the most environmentally aware person in the California region. This gentleman is Andy Wirth, CEO of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. With only 5 years of holding this position, Mr. Wirth has created a top community and ski resort in the Lake Tahoe region.

Andy Wirth has much experience with the environment. His entire background consists of backwoods camping and mountain valley preservation. Now that he holds the chairman position on the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board, he is working hard to attract more and more tourism to the Squaw Valley.

What makes the Squaw Valley Ski Resort so special is the fact that the Winter Olympics were held here in 1960. This resort also includes over 6,000 acres of snowy heaven for those enjoy exploring, snow boarding, or skiing.

Ever since being appointed to the position of President and CEO in 2010, Andy Wirth has worked to increase tourism to the area. Mr. Wirth has even increased tourism through the 70 million dollar upgrade that has been used to upgrade the recreational sites as well as the resort itself.

Currently the Squaw Valley Ski Resort is a merged resort with Alpine Meadows. This means that even more acreage is offered. This also means that there are more plans to upgrading the resort now that two resorts are owned by the same person. Within only 5 years of being CEO, Wirth and his team have increased the quality of the resort. Currently the resort is ranked in the top 20 percent of ski resorts in the United States. This compares to 5 years ago when the resort was in the bottom 20 percent of ski resorts in the United States.

Nancy Cushing served as the CEO of Squaw Valley up until recently when she was replaced by Mr. Wirth. Ever since Squaw Valley came into the possession of Andy Wirth, he has worked tirelessly to increase the value of this precious area. Mr. Wirth wants visitors to see Squaw Valley for what it really is, which is a relaxing area for those who love the wilderness. With the combination of luxury with exploring, Mr. Wirth has created a fantastic resort.