Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation Elects Andy Wirth as Chairman

The RASC (Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation) has announced the election of Andy Wirth as its new president and chairman. Mr. Wirth is the current Chief Executive Officer and President of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. This is the original company of the Alpine Resorts. He also serves as the chairperson of the Tahoe Airport Board Trustee. RASC is responsible for identifying new and additional prospects flights and promoting air service to the company. The board has regional tourism entities and hotel-casino properties in South Lake Tahoe.

Andy says he is thrilled to serve this role for the Air Service Corporation. This opportunity will see the region increase in the landscape into the future. One of the central elements of economy and growth in the region is the air services. Andy has supported the development of airports throughout the country from Quebec to Colorado. He has also played a significant role to establish Reno International Airport.

RASCO Airport Corporation has announced the election of the two officers to serve as board members. They were selected because of their vast experience and professionalism from hospitality to tourism sectors. Mr. Wirth, CEO, and president of Crystal Bay Visitors was appointed as treasurer. Ms. Kimberlee Tolkein, Atlantis Casino Resort Assistant Manager, has been named as the vice-Chair/Secretary.

RASC was founded as a bridge to bring together private, and public businesses and organizations to contribute expertise and marketing dollars to position Nevada as the destination. RASC continues to lead the effort of services while working in airlines in Alaska to promote direct flights.

Andy Wirth is the current Chief Executive of Squaw Valley Holdings. He has worked to make it a top destination for tourists in the world. He contributes to community services and environmental organizations in the region. After his sky-diving incident, he co-founded the Ironman Team responsible for wounded support. This team raises funds in honor of the injured men in navy.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, the iconic Sky resorts, have a connection. However, the two resorts were separated by two distinct cultures and sky passes. When Ski Valley owners purchased Meadows, this cultures changed in 2011.

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Andy Wirth Discusses His Opinion of the Drought

The droughts in the Tahoe region have received many questions about any long-term issues that businesses as well as domestic households will have while adjusting to the lack of water. With this in minds, the KCRW news station sat down with Andy Wirth, the CEO and President of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort to discuss his predictions of the drought as well as any issues that have arisen with owning a hotel that has been based primarily around the annual rainfall.

Andy Wirth is an individual who is proud of his accomplishments as well as his ability to combine nature with business which have been his two passions ever since an early age. Mr. Wirth’s in-depth interview with the hosts of KCRW was something unexpected as Mr. Wirth was not only happy about the drought, but was also expressing his happiness for the drought to continue.

Andy Wirth of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort has held the position of President and CEO of the company for the past five years. Immediately after his appointment to the position, Mr. Wirth began a 70 million dollar restoration project that would not only benefit the community of the Olympic Valley region, but also would benefit the visitors of the resort. Read more: Season 4 Episode 11 – Squaw Valley – Undercover Boss Photos: Andy Wirth

Mr. Wirth’s innovative mind for business has encouraged him to see the West Coast drought as a positive and not as a negative. Mr. Wirth even went as far to say that the overall drought would benefit his company by encouraging new investments to alternative solutions. The drought, in the eyes of Andy Wirth, has given him and his staff members the opportunity to preserve one of nature’s most valuable resources.

During this interview with KCRW, Andy Wirth was asked how many winters, in his opinion, the Squaw Valley Ski Resort could withstand with the lack of rainfall. As a surprise to both listeners as well as to the hosts of this radio show, Andy Wirth calmly stated that the resort could withstand an infinite amount of winters. His plans for the future would continue to increase profits and customers as he would find new alternatives to bring more and more people to the resort.

Some of the alternative investments that Andy Wirth has begun to make include new investments in the snow making business. These new investments would decrease the resorts need for rainfall and would increase the number of ski enthusiasts that would visit on an annual basis. Read more: Interview with Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth | Tahoetopia

In addition to new investments, Andy Wirth and his staff members would also create more activities outside of skiing for visitors to enjoy. These activities would combine the act of having fun with the beautiful scenery of the beautiful Olympic Valley which has been rated to be one of the best vacation spots in the world.

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