Many business leaders see their work with the local community mistrusted by those living closest to them, but the work completed by Squaw Valley Ski Resort CEO Andy Wirth could prove to be the making of California’s Olympic Valley.
Andy Wirth has returned from a life threatening skydiving accident to lead the community through a difficult period where businesses and families were damaged by a fight over whether to incorporate the Olympic Valley area into its own city; despite being on the winning side against incorporation Wirth has recently been more concerned with repairing the sharp rifts found in the community than with celebrating his victory.
Andy Wirth has spent a long period of time working in the resort management industry after being inspired by the beautiful landscapes he spent time living in as a student in Colorado and Scotland. Wirth has proven himself a success managing resorts in the Caribbean and across North America, which eventually led to the German resort manager to the historic Squaw Valley Ski Resort in 2010, according to Bloomberg.
Andy Wirth has led the corporation during a time of expansion and development that has included a closer partnership between Squaw Valley and its sister resort of Alpine Meadows. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.powder.com/tag/andy-wirth/
Over the course of recent months Andy Wirth has spent a large amount of time trying to find new ways of bringing success to the Lake Tahoe community, which has included his appointment to the chair of the Reno-Tahoe Aurthority Board, according to the Sierra Sun; other areas of interest for Wirth include his decision to personally negotiate land deals that will allow a gondola link to be erected between Sqauw Valley and Alpine meadows.