The past few years have been tough for the Squaw Valley CEO, Andy Wirth, along with the staff and the residential community. They have been faced with a drought, which has made business slow and extremely difficult. Wirth has also faced the pressure from the political incorporation that has placed a difficult situation on the Olympic Valley and Squaw Valley Resort. Luckily, they have seen some relief recently as Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing in some moisture and snow to the are and the incorporation has withdrawn their political efforts which would have increased taxes on residents and business, making it more difficult for the residents in the area and the surrounding areas. With the recent relief from the incorporation and the early snow storms that have allowed the Squaw Valley Resort to open early and increase traffic, things are finally beginning to look up. Wirth has endured a lot of damaging statements and accusations from the incorporation, but he hopes that they can all move forward and look past the issues by focusing on the best interests of the surrounding communities and their residents. He is happy that they were able to avoid the political incorporations recipe for a fiscal disaster, and hopes that they can continue to move forward in a positive manner. This information is published in the Reno Gazette Journal and you can read more here.
Andy Wirth has years of experience in the parks and recreation industry. He started his career in Steam Boat Colorado where he eventually became the chief marketing officer for the Corporation before he became the CEO for Squaw Valley. He has approximately 25 years of experience in the ski area world and has successfully overseen many positive changes and upgrades for the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. He was actually born in Nuebrucke, West Germany, and didn’t take him long to become interested in the outdoor winter activities industry. He attended Colorado State University, where his passion developed even more. He gained experience through becoming a ranger for the Rocky Mountain National Parks and fell in love with the wilderness area.
Wirth is also a huge contributor to the environmental groups and community service organizations. His focus is to improve the area in general for all ages and to preserve certain areas as well. His passion for the environment and activities in the community prove to be valuable and genuine as he hopes to continue to build and improve the communities surrounding the Squaw Valley Resort area.