Andy Wirth is not your typical CEO that you often see on the front cover of Ski and outdoor magazines. Instead, he is a person who has worked his entire life in the famous Ski areas around Lake Tahoe region as a park ranger, manager and a high-profile executive. Perhaps, his love for the community enabled him to become a household name in the region.
According to Andy, his father moved to the area when he joined the ski patrol, in 1974. Six years later, he met Andy’s mom. The relationship developed into a strong family bond, which encourages Andy to serve the place he loved so dearly. Moving his way up the corporate ladder, Andy Wirth became the CEO of the world-famous Ski Valley Holdings. However, those who have known Andy, he is still the sort of down-to-earth guy that they met years ago in the Ski slopes of the area.
To deliver high expectations, Andy has crafted a number of community plans around Squaw Valley Ski area. These include expansion projects for the resort and several community initiatives. In fact, when a private group recently tried to incorporate the town, Andy spent cash from his own pocket to oppose the incorporation. Andy believed that incorporation would deprive the town of its identity by restricting corporation with other nearby communities in the Lake Tahoe region.
Just months earlier, he also announced one of the largest Gondola rides in North America, which will connect the base of Squaw Valley Resort and Alpine Meadows. The Gondola will help alleviate traffic congestion in the area. In the future, Andy has more plans to enable different Lake Tahoe communities to come together.
Perhaps, this is among the primary reasons, why he has been selected as a Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Services. Already, Andy With has been instrumental in developing air services in several areas between Colorado and Quebec. He also played a pivotal role in initiating Jet Blue services between NYC and Reno-Tahoe. It seems that his appointment as the CEO of the air service is a perfect choice because there are few individuals who have contributed so much to the area as Andy.