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Hitting Up Ski Season with Andrew Wirth

For anyone who loves to ski, there is a good chance they have visited the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts located in Olympic Valley, California. These are both locations that are operated by Andrew Wirth, who works as the CEO and president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, which is the parent company of both of these two different popular locations. Of course, Andrew Wirth has worked in the industry for well over 25 years now, and with this work he has managed to become one of the top executives in the region when it comes to the combination of outdoor activities and hotel stays.

Originally, Andy Wirth did not start out in the ski resorts. Instead, after graduating from Colorado State University, he went to work with Steamboat Springs Resorts when he was 23 years old and worked in several different positions within this resort. Eventually, Steamboat Springs Resort (which is located out of Boulder, Colorado), went on to open up a new resort and expanding its product name and services to form the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation.

He stayed with the company working in several different positions for the better part of the next two decades, where he eventually went on to beacon the chief marketing office and the Executive VP for the company called Intrawest, which went on to purchase Steamboat Ski and Resort by the end of 2007. Three years later, Andrew Wirth left his position with the company in order to become the president of Squaw Valley, where he is currently in the same position over five years later.

While working in this position, Andrew Wirth has received several different awards due to the excellence he has offered to the community and those who visit the ski resorts. This includes the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award, which is awarded by the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees. This group looks at all of the different hotels that are part of the surrounding states in order to determine what CEOs are making a difference within the communities while still offering some of the best services. Beyond this position award he has also received the Steamboat Springs business Leader of the Year award as well as several other awards that are given by special groups, including the Disabled Sports USA group. All of this is due to the improvements Andrew Wirth has made to make the resorts more accessible for everyone.

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