Andy Wirth’s Interview with KCRW

Ever since the Squaw Valley Ski Resort was founded, it has been regarded as one of the top destinations to visit with beautiful sites and high quality ski slopes to tryout and practice on. the Squaw Valley Ski Resort has been available to the public for over 70 years and was originally the property of the Cushing family, a prominent family in the Tahoe Valley.

With over 70 years of being in the family, it became a surprise when one member of the Cushing family entrusted one individual to run and grow the ski resort. This individual is Andy Wirth who has dedicated his life to bettering mountain resorts and to combine the beauty of nature with luxury. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

In 2010, Andy Wirth was officially named the CEO and well as the President of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Andy Wirth took over the responsibilities of Nancy Cushing who had run the business for almost 20 years.

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Now more than ever, Andy Wirth must prove his talents as a business leader. Due to the drought that has been devastating the Tahoe Valley, Andy Wirth has been looking for new solutions that will not only improve the ski resort, but also bring in more visitors and revenue for the business.

In recent news, Andy Wirth has sat down with KCRW in order to talk with the host of his plans for the future of his company as well as any future investments that he expects to make.

As the current overseer of over 6,000 acres of ski land, Andy Wirth sees no danger for his company within the next several years. As a side investment, Andy Wirth even announced that he is now becoming a heavy investor in the snow making business and will expect to have this as a backup plan if anything arises.

Though Andy Wirth admits that the ski industry has been faltering, he has no plans for the faltering of his own successful ski resort.

Thanks to Andy Wirth, the ski resort that has been placed into his hands for the past five years, has been now ranked as one of the best ski resorts to visit in the Tahoe Valley. His ski resort has even been put in the top 20 percent of the ski resorts to visit in the United States.

Despite the drought that has been continuously draining the water supply over the past few years, Andy Wirth is not fearful at all for the future of his resort and is in fact excited.