Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth Takes On Another Leadership Role

Newly installed chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Regional Airport Service Corporation Andy Wirth says he has a big job ahead of him.

The longtime CEO of Squaw Valley Resort Holdings says it is a tremendous honor and one he doesn’t take lightly.

According to SteamBoatToday, Andy Wirth will be in charge of helping the RASC bring additional air flights to the area. This will in turn bring even more business and needed dollars to the area. “We are already thriving, but we can do better,” said Wirth.

Just a few years ago, the area was hit with a drought that wreaked havoc on the area. Due to a rare phenomenon, the California ski resort area only received about 60 percent of the normal snowfall. “We were hit hard, but the area persevered. That says a lot about who we are,” said Andy Wirth.

Andy has succeeded in securing a number of flights to and from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport from designations all throughout West. Flights from Oakland International Airport, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines have already been brought on board.

Along with Wirth, the RASC brought in Atlantic Casino Resort Spa CEO Kimberlee Tolkein to serve in the role of secretary and CEO of Incline Resort/Crystal Village Andy Chapman as treasurer. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/09/andy-wirth-squaw-valley.aspx

The RASC was formed in 2001 to help bring in viable businesses and make the area more flight-friendly for skiers. Wirth has helped the corporation grow its air service and continue to assist Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Andy Wirth has made a huge difference in the Reno-Tahoe ski community. As CEO of Squaw Valley, he has been one of the leading voices in climate change and adopting green initiatives. He has also been on the forefront of bringing in new ideas to make the area more than just a ski junket.

Wirth was installed as CEO of Squaw Valley in 2010 after the ouster of Nancy Cushing. He brought Wirth out of the basement with the reputation of being one of the worst resorts in the area to one of the best. Squaw Valley is now on par with some of the best ski resorts in the world.