The company-Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corp. announced in January of this year that they voted into office a new Vice Chairman and a new Treasurer to their Board of Directors. Along with those new appointments, they also voted into office a new Chairman and President of their company, Andy Wirth.
He has gained experience in working in the ski industry by being the owner, Chief Executive Officer and President of his own company-Squaw Valley Ski Holdings that own a string of Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Resorts.
Mr. Andy Wirth has also gained experience in the airline industry by serving on the Board of Trustees as the Chairman of the Board of the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority. They help promote the airline service for the International Airport in Reno-Tahoe and help find new clients who will offer more flights out of their airport for their customers. The people on the board come from the many hotels, casinos and tourist companies in the surrounding cities of Reno, South and North Lake Tahoe.
Andy Wirth is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, he has worked with them since 2010. He started in the ski and hotel industry when he went to work for Steamboat Springs Resorts twenty years ago.
According to Crowdrise and CBS, Andy Wirth held several different management positions as well as working in their marketing department. Then nine years ago he moved on to work for the company-Intrawest and became their Executive V.P. and CMO and the company soon became the owners of Steamboat Springs Resorts. After working there for three years, he left the company to work with Squaw Valley as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
He made huge improvements to the resorts with such things like a much nicer and better choice of food on their menu, higher-end resorts, better design of the ski paths on the mountains and a better overall customer experience.
They also started offering a two resort ticket five years ago, for their visitors to use both Squaw Valley resort and Alpine Meadows ski resorts and eventually ended up owners of both resorts. Mr. Wirth later became Chief Executive Officer and President of both resorts. The Winter Olympics were also held at the Alpine resort in 1960.