October 13th, 2013 was a day that Andrew “Andy” Wirth would never forget. It was with that skydiving accident that he nearly lost his life, but made a striking recovery thanks to “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam, a supportive family and a three month hospital stay. Flash forward to the present and the Squaw Valley Ski President and CEO has now joined the ranks of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board as a chairman, of which he was appointed by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority. He has stated that he is honored to work with such a great staff, and he hopes to attract more flights and gaming to the area. It’s apparent that he has a true drive to make the area as great as it can be, and to bring more people in to see it. Andy previously starred in an episode of Undercover Boss, showing he absolutely knows how to get his hands dirty when it comes to business and when fighting for great additions to the environment.
Andy still takes his place as the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings President and CEO very seriously as he continues working to make sure the area is enjoyable for everyone who comes to visit. Having worked in the industry for over 25 years, he knows what it takes to keep things genuine, but refreshing, when it comes to both skiing and lodging as a whole.
His strength and great will don’t stop there, as he plans to honor the Navy SEALs with his team for the 2015 IRONMAN Lake Tahoe, which takes place on September 20th, 2015. His team is named Special Warfare Warrior, and he hopes to generate support for the Navy SEAL Foundation, which is a group that provides assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families. His courageous act is sure to inspire others to follow; it’s only a matter of time that we’ll need to watch to see what his next act of motivation will be.