From September to May, the resort is on snow fall alert with California Ski Resorts. Squaw Valley mountain slopes are well-cared for, and a $70,000 renovation of ski lifts and chairs and guest rooms by CEO Andy Wirth keeps the resort in excellent condition.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort
Squaw Valley was originally built for the Winter Olympics in 1964. Today, along with Alpine Meadows Resort, Squaw Valley is a top winter tourist destination and has been for over 60 years as Mr. Wirth continues to improve the facilities.
Andy Wirth CEO
Andy Wirth has been in the mountain resort and hotel industry ever since he moved from West Germany where he grew up and attended Colorado University. He graduated with a BS in Hotel Management and later attended Edinburgh University in Scotland for further education. Andy has always been drawn to the outdoors: he was a ranger in the Rocky Mountain National Parks and a wilderness ranger in the San Pedro Parks before he began his career.
As a young man, Andy was into extreme sports and working in the outdoors. He was involved in a skydiving trip during that time, and his right arm had to be reattached with an extensive recovery period. When he had recovered, he hired at Steamboat Ski Resort where held management positions for 20 years. His loyalty paid off because in 2006 the company was bought by Intrawest, and Mr. Wirth was made Chief Marketing Officer where he remained until 2010.
In 2010, Mr. Wirth was officially named CEO of Squaw Valley, which was an excellent choice for Squaw Valley. Andy Wirth remains dedicated to his career and is ever striving to make improvements and to manage Squaw Valley so other resorts are attempting to equal it. He is a valuable asset because he has the experience and the knowledge of a professional.
Mr. Wirth not only excels in the management of the resort, but he is also a philanthropist in the Lake Tahoe and California areas. He sees a great importance in preserving the environment for his children’ children to have a beautiful place to live and play.