Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley and a True Warrior

Andy Wirth was born in Neubrucke, West Germany and currently resides from Olympic Valley, CA. In 2010 he was appointed the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. His career began in 1986, when he was given various leadership positions at the Steamboat Springs Resort.

Wirth was involved in a near-death skydiving accident in October of 2013. During his accident, he suffered a brutal beating and his right arm was torn off. Luckily, doctors were able to surgically reattach it.

Squaw Valley Ski Holdings is one of the finest Lake Tahoe ski resorts in California. In August of 2016, Wirth’s company was approved to go ahead with his expansion plan. He believes that one of the key issues is the traffic and transit is intolerable.

According to TahoeTopia, Andy Wirth wants to be the one to finally solve this traffic issue. He and his team have developed plans to create a reliable mass transit system. The expansion is set to create a way to gather funds for the expansion as soon as next Fall.

Andy Wirth contributes to community service organizations in Lake Tahoe and strives to improve the area as much as possible. After his fatal accident, Wirth also co-founded a team called “Wounded Warrior Support.” The team raises funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

They also help wounded members that are returning home, by providing them with the equipment they need to live as comfortably as they can. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Karen and his three children from his previous marriage.

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