Andy Wirth is the CEO and president of Squaw Valley on https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708, located in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The popular ski resort was opened in 1949 by Wayne Poulsen, who was the star skier at the University of Nevada. Lawyer Alex Cushing, co-founder, became the chairman of Squaw Valley until his death in 2006, at the age of 92. Squaw Valley was owned by Cushing’s widow, Nancy Cushing, who was involved with many corporations. Andy Wirth on wsj took the resort over in the summer of 2010. Wirth has been around the mountain and hotel resort industry for a quarter of a century. His paternal grandfather was once a US National Parks Director. Wirth’s great-grandfather, Theodore Wirth, was designer of the Minnesota park systems. Prior to becoming CEO of Squaw Valley, Andy Wirth managed several ski and resort industries, including Steamboat Springs Resort and Intrawest. In more than five years as CEO, Andy Wirth made many upgrades to Squaw Valley on ironman.com, including renovating the lodging and making improvements to the meals.
Andy Wirth isn’t all business. Andy Wirth enjoys skydiving. The CEO took up skydiving in 2011. In October 2013, Wirth and two friends headed for Davis, California to go skydiving. Andy Wirth landed in some area where there were vines. He grabbed onto a pole to keep from falling further. That pole held up the vines and severed Wirth’s arm off on http://tahoetopia.com/news/interview-squaw-valley-ceo-andy-wirth. Another skydiver responded to Wirth’s cries for help and used the strap to his altimeter as a tourniquet. Until professional, medical help arrived, Andy Wirth on kcrw stuffed his right fist under his arm to stop the bleeding.