For many people a life threatening accident can be the cause of further problems in their future life, but for Squaw Valley Ski Resort CEO Andy Wirth a skydiving accident has seen him bounce back even stronger than before.
After being appointed CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resort Andy Wirth seemed to have the world at his feet as he embarked upon a career that included helping the community in a number of innovative ways; but the problems caused by his skydiving accident have been largely overcome with the continued need to help the community at the forefront of his life.
Andy Wirth has always enjoyed a love of extreme sports and had become an expert in skydiving when he took part in a jump in Southern California that would change his life forever.
A gust of wind blew Wirth from his chosen path and saw him land in a vineyard and collide with metal stakes that severed his arm; Wirth used a Pearl Jam song to maintain his composure as he waited for help to arrive after remembering shock could kill him from his training as a forest ranger. Read more: Just Breathe: Andy Wirth on the Upswing in Tahoe and Andy Wirth — KCRW
In his role as the CEO of both the Squaw Valley Ski Resort and its sister Alpine Meadows resort Andy Wirth has been continuing with the active role he has taken with the community; Wirth looks to bring his many business skills to the community and was recently named the Chair of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board as it looks to bring more travelers to the region. Learn more about Andy Wirth: http://andywirth.com/ and tahoetopia.com/news/interview-squaw-valley-ceo-andy-wirth
As his rehabilitation from the horrific injuries of his skydiving accident continues Andy Wirth has seen greater levels of business success come his way, including a proposed gondola link between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows to create a much easier way of enjoying these two historic resorts in the simplest way possible.