Andy Wirth is the founder of the Crowdrise campaign under the Wounded Warrior Support. He is also the owner, CEO and president if the Squaw Valley Ski Holding. As as a businessman and entrepreneur, Andy Wirth has been very successful. He founded the Squaw Valley Holdings which owns the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley. Under his leadership, the Squaw Valley Ski Resort has grown and expanded not only business and performance wise but also structurally and asset wise. In 2011, the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings purchased and acquired its main competitor in Olympic Valley, Alpine Meadows in its expansion move. Thus, Squaw Valley was able to merge its skiing terrain with that of Alpine Meadows to make one of the world’s largest ski terrains; it is also among the best terrains in the world.
Recently, Andy Wirth was appointed to join the board of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. This appointment came to him as a recognition of his efforts and the role he plays in the Lake Tahoe community. He has formed many community organizations in this area and helped them in undertaking different community tasks. He is also participating in community programs around this area during his free time. Andy Wirth is also the founder of the Crowdrise campaign, which is a charity campaign that raises money to donate to the Navy Seals Foundation. This money goes a long way to improving lives of Navy Seals servicemen risking their lives to keep the country safe by undertaking deadly missions. There is also a friendship motivational group, the Wounded Warrior Support, that he created. This is a charity group that helps Navy Seals returning home from war life comfortably with their families and also provides psychological support for them.
At the Olympic Valley and for the Lake Tahoe community it has been a good time for them for the past few days. One of the reasons for this is the failure if the incorporation motion on the Olympic Valley to go through and this is thanks to Any Wirth’s relentless efforts. The incorporation of the Olympic Valley as a deadly blow to the community of this area and its economy and this caused them a lot of sleepless nights. The incorporation would lead to a reduction in business activities in the area and thus low earnings for the residents. On top of this, it would lead to the imposition of higher and extra taxes to businesses around this area thus leading to higher operational cost and an increase in the price of commodities and services. This would have discouraged tourists from the Lake Tahoe area in fear of expensive rates. Now all that is of the past including the four-year-long drought that had also affected business in this area. This season the seasonal winds have begun early, and business is expected to be good.
Published through the Reno-Gazette Journal.