Andy Wirth was born in Neubrucke Germany on 25 July 1963. He attended Colorado State University for a Bachelor of Science and also furthered his education in Edinburg University, Scotland. Wirth joined Steamboat Springs Colorado as an intern and served in different positions.
During the 20 years he worked in Steamboat, he rose to be a Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He played a significant role in the building of Steamboat Grand and brought in flights from large Metropolitan areas. He has also worked as a backcountry ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Andy is currently the president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski, a parent company of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort and Squaw Valley. The resort and valley located in Olympic Valley California are top tourist destinations. He is the chairperson of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board having been appointed by Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority.
He has also been elected President and Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Services Corporation (RASC). His roles involve promoting air services into Reno-Tahoe International Airport and identifying additional flights. Andy has established air service with Alaska Airlines Services and JetBlue Services into Reno-Tahoe Airport from JKF and John Wayne Airport. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.kcrw.com/people/andy-wirth
Andy Wirth is a runner, cyclist and a triathlete who suffered a severe arm injury following a skydiving accident. The accident led to the foundation of Wounded Warrior Support which supports team members of special operations and their families.
During his recovery, he found new friends in the Navy SEAL, and they formed a team of Special Warfare Warrior for the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe competition. He is involved in philanthropic activities and raises fund for the Navy Seal Foundation, supports Disabled Sports USA and the High Fives Foundation. Andy is a contributor to environmental and community service organizations in Lake Tahoe area.
Andy Wirth has several Awards such as Citizen of the Year granted by Disabled Sports USA, Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award by Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees and Steamboat Spring’s Business Leader of the Year. Andy also serves on the following boards, Lake Tahoe Winter Olympics Committee, Tahoe Fund Board of Directors and National Ski Areas Board of Trustees.