Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski, takes an interest in his community and his business. Recently, he has been elected Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation. Their goal is to boost flights around the world to the Reno-Taho area.
Through this position, he will be able to boost air travel and increase tourism to the area. Andy Wirth will continue to look for new flights and connections to boost tourism to the area. Notably, he brought JetBlue service to the area from JFK. He works in the resort and hotel industry in Olympic Valley, California. With 25 years of experience, he knows how to ensure the tourism industry thrives within local communities.
Wirth has fought against incorporation of the small town. He felt the higher taxes and more regulations would hinder the tourism industry. He fought heavily to keep his community the same as it has always been. Andy comes from a line of nature lovers and conservationists.
His great grandfather was the former US National Park Service Director, Conrad Wirth. For his outstanding service, he has received multiple service and professional awards. After his accident with his arm, Andy Wirth was recognized as the Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, which are now under one company, have made plans to be connected by a Gondola. This gondola will help skiers to move between the two resorts easier. It will provide for beautiful mountain views and a peaceful ride. Andy Wirth continues to work on improving his business and his community.