Living Larger than Life with Andy Wirth

Mr. Andrew Wirth, also known as Andy, is the elected Chairman of RASC- The Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corp. Andy is the CEO and President of Squaw Valley Ski. Squaw Valley Ski (SVS) is the parent company of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts in Northern CA, northwest of Tahoe City. In the past, Andy Wirth is influential and played a major role to facilitate connections between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport air service with JetBlue Airlines from JFK airport. Recently, additional connections have been established including Alaska Airlines and other locations. Wirth has been in the mountain resort and hoteling industry for over 20 years.

Andy is featured in CBS’s UNDERCOVER Boss in Season 4, Episode 11. This Emmy- award reality TV show talks about corporate execs that secretly take on entry-level or lower level jobs to find out how things really work in the corporation and more importantly, what their employees think of them.

Andy is truly a remarkable man, that doesn’t give up easily. He is an avid cyclist, an avid skydiver, runner and a long time triathlete despite having an injured arm from a skydiving incident and staying in the hospital for three months for his injured arm. During this three-month period, he spent nearly 50 days in the hospital and had 21 surgeries—with over 30 hours in the operating room. When one thinks of Andy Wirth, inspiration is the word that comes to mind.

Mr. Wirth is a recipient to multiple awards both on the personal and professional level. In 2014, he was awarded the City of the Year by Disabled Sports USA Far West as City of the Year. he is also the recipient of the Community Five award (www.highfivesfoundation.org).