The life accomplishments of Andy Wirth aren’t anything to shrug at. After two decades of working for Steamboat Springs Resort, he was deservingly promoted to chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Intrawest. There he managed domestic and global marketing strategy. In 2009, he founded the Mountain Village Partnership, (MVP) and also served as president of the board of directors until leaving Intrawest to become President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings in 2010.
Wirth’s largest financial and business successes have easily come from his time in Squaw Valley. He has worked incessantly to make the ski area a serious competitor in the competitive world of ski resorts. Wirth implemented a 70 million dollar upgrade plan as CEO of the company that catapulted the rebuilding of the Squaw Valley brand substantially.
Under Wirth’s direction, Squaw Valley went from being one of the most loathed to loved ski resorts in just a year. Never one to stop working, In 2011, Andy Wirth led the merge and acquisition of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, and is now the President and CEO of both companies.
In early 2016, Wirth even took on more responsibility, becoming Chairman and President of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees (RASC). Coming up with innovative ideas for providing better air service for major resorts and communities from Colorado to Quebec seem to be his main focus for now.
Most recently, he’s played a major role in establishing air service to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Though it is very early in Wirth’s tenure As Chairman and President of RASC, these successes he’s played a pivotal role in should serve as positive foreshadowing for what’s to come in the future. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.powder.com/tag/andy-wirth/
With Andy Wirth’s business successes getting most of the praise, his contributions to charitable foundations have been overshadowed. Wirth has devoted a lot of time into finding more efficient and dependable ways to raise funds for the less privileged. Even starting a foundation of his own.
After having a near death experience, courtesy of a skydiving accident, Wirth co founded an ironman team they call “Wounded Warrior Support.” The team raises funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation. Wirth became a recipient of the Citizen of the year award by Disabled Sports USA in 2014. During the same year, the High Five Foundation recognized Wirth with their Community Five Award. Wirth’s philanthropic works have gained him awards and recognition worldwide.