Andy Wirth, El Nino And This Years Ski Season

Fall is quickly approaching and meteorologists as well as resort owners, begin their predictions for this years ski season. Every year, right around this time, murmurs and rumors of El Nino and its affect on snowfall, start to percolate. Storm watchers have been tracking patters, jet stream analysis, and they are all in agreement that a strong El Nino is probable. All over the globe, meteorologists are weighing in on what snow skiers and snow boarders can count on this year. “We generally know what kinds of regional precipitation and temperature effects that might bring.”
Andy Wirth may not be a meteorologist but he certainly has the experience and the education to weigh on rumors about this year’s ski season. Born and raised in Germany, Wirth picked Colorado State University, where he majored in hospitality. It was during his college days that he became interested in geology and the wilderness. He became a forest ranger for the Rocky Mountain Nation Parks as well as the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area. After college he targeted resorts and now, 20 years later, he has directly influenced some of the top resorts in the world.
Andy now resides in Squaw Valley where he is currently CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. “Andy has over 25 years of experience he brings to the table which has made Squaw Valley one of the top ten premier resorts in the world.” When Andy was asked to predict what skiers and snow boarders can expect this season, he gives his famous grin and enthusiastically says “We are going to have a fantastic season. I am in touch with a few meteorologists who are telling me that California should expect normal to moderate snowfall.” This is good news for not only Squaw Valley but Mammoth and Kirkwood as well.
As the predictions for a wetter, stormier winter in southern California trickle in, residents can dust off their skis and boots with confidence this year. “Last year’s ski season was okay, so to hear from trusted sources that we can expect even more snow this year is something worth celebrating.” This is good news indeed and fingers crossed, El Nino makes a strong showing this year.

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