Born on July 25, 1963, in Neubrucke, Germany, Andy had a humble and noble upbringing. His grandfather Conrad Wirth was the United States National Park Service director thus his family was well off financially. He was a kind and conscientious kid who was highly reliable among his peers. He had an aesthetic appreciation for others hence usually placed other people’s needs in front of his.
Andy Wirth was a person who valued knowledge and competence hence attended Colorado State University where he advanced with a Bachelor of Science degree; he later joined Edinburg University to further his studies in this competitive world. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://about.me/andywirth
With an unwavering sense of responsibility and duty, Andy worked at Rocky Mountain National Park as a backcountry ranger, at San Pedro Park as a wilderness ranger and also at Hot Shot Land Fire Crew in Northern Mexico.
Andy Wirth then began a career at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation in 1986. His strong personality and drive to achieve more made him rise up in the ranks of the company (mostly in the marketing department). He operated there for more than 20 years before the company was purchased by Intrawest.
The management quickly realized his potential and made him the Chief Marketing Officer. He also became the executive vice president of sales and marketing where he managed both domestic and global market strategies. He worked there until 2010.
It became evident that Andy Wirth was a natural leader and Squad Valley offered him a top managerial position. Cushing family had been managing the company for the past 16years before they passed it to Andy Wirth.
Andy immediately embarked on a $70 million upgrade of the company hence bringing it on level par with fellow competing skiing areas. Andy’s impact was felt a year later when the resort was named amongst the top 20% of the skiing industry. Squaw Valley later merged with Alphine Meadows Ski Resort with Andy being the CEO of both.
The managerial job does not stop Andy from focusing on philanthropy; he has contributed to the communal and environmental service at Lake Tahoe and its surroundings.