36 Facts About Andrew Wirth


Andrew "Andy" Wirth was born on 25 July 1963 and is an American businessman and philanthropist who works in the mountain resort and hotel industry.


Andrew Wirth was most recently the president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, the parent company of Palisades Tahoe and Alpine Meadows ski resorts in Olympic Valley, CA until 2018.


Andrew Wirth is the grandson of former US National Park Service Director Conrad Wirth and the great grandson of Theodore Wirth.


In 2007, Andrew Wirth was appointed the chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Intrawest, which acquired Steamboat in 2007.


In 2010, Andrew Wirth left Steamboat to serve as the President and CEO of Palisades Tahoe, taking over for former CEO Nancy Cushing.


Andrew Wirth is a recipient of multiple community service and professional awards including the Chairman's Outstanding Service Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees, Steamboat Springs Business Leader of the Year Award and made the HSMAI Top 25 Minds in Hospitality and Travel Sales and Marketing list.


Andrew Wirth was the Fall 2014 commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony for Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources.


In January 2016, Andrew Wirth was named the Chairman and President of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation.


Andrew Wirth is a former board of directors member at Capital Public Radio, an NPR affiliate in the Sacramento area.


In March 2020, Andrew Wirth joined NEOM, a giga project in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as the CEO Mountain Region.


Andy Andrew Wirth was born in Neubrucke, West Germany on 25 July 1963.


Andrew Wirth has a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and attended Edinburgh University in Scotland.


Andrew Wirth worked as a backcountry ranger for the Rocky Mountain National Parks and a wilderness ranger in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area.


Andrew Wirth was a member of the Hot Shot Wild Land Fire Crew based out of Northern New Mexico.


Andrew Wirth began as an intern with the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation in 1986.


Andrew Wirth worked at Steamboat for more than 20 years, serving in many different marketing positions within Steamboat and for ownership groups involved in the ski resort industry, while based out of Steamboat.


At Intrawest, Andrew Wirth managed domestic and global marketing strategy, overseeing Intrawest's full portfolio of mountain and ski resorts.


Andrew Wirth led and founded the Mountain Village Partnership in 2009, serving as president of the board of directors of the organization.


Andrew Wirth was active in Steamboat Springs, serving as chairman of the board of directors for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, a 100-year-old organization responsible for the development of winter sports athletes and staging of winter competitive sporting events.


Andrew Wirth served as a volunteer fireman and then board member of the North Routt Fire Protection District.


Andrew Wirth was involved in two previous Olympic send-off celebrations in 2002 and 2006.


Andrew Wirth replaced former CEO Nancy Cushing, who was exited from the position after 16 years as president and CEO.


Until Andrew Wirth took over, Palisades Tahoe had always been under the direction of the Cushing family after the ski resort was founded by Wayne Poulsen in the 1940s and later owned by Nancy's late husband, Alex Cushing.


Andrew Wirth led the acquisition of Alpine Meadows and was the President and CEO of both resorts.


Andrew Wirth is featured on the 8 March 2013 episode of Undercover Boss, where he goes undercover at his Palisades Tahoe and Alpine Meadows ski resorts.


Andy Andrew Wirth announced his retirement from Palisades Tahoe on 14 April 2018.


Andrew Wirth started using renewable energy at two of its resorts, building a mountain-side storage facility for Tesla Inc batteries.


Andrew Wirth is a member of the Tahoe Fund "Founders Circle" and is a major supporter and contributor to environmental and community service organizations, including the Humane Society of Tahoe Truckee, The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Community House, High Fives, The McConkey Foundation, Girls on the Run Sierra Chapter and the Truckee River Watershed Council.


Since arriving in the Lake Tahoe area in 2010 Andrew Wirth has served or is serving on the following Boards and community service organizations:.


Andrew Wirth is a recipient of multiple community service and professional awards.


In 2012, Andrew Wirth was awarded the Chairman's Outstanding Service Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees.


Andrew Wirth was the recipient of the 2002 Steamboat Springs Business Leader of the Year Award.


In 2013, Andrew Wirth was featured in a Wall Street Journal article about his workout routine and trail running.


Andrew Wirth landed on steel posts and wires in a vineyard outside the landing area.


Andrew Wirth was able to slow bleeding of his brachial artery until he was airlifted to the University of California, Davis trauma center, where his arm was reattached.


Andrew Wirth returned to work after 50 days in the hospital and over 23 surgeries on his right arm.