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The problems of running one of the most famous ski resorts in the world once seemed like everything in life to Squaw Valley Ski Resort CEO Andy Wirth, but a skydiving accident changed everything for the German born tourism specialist.
Andy Wirth has been one of the most respected tourism experts with an eye on the resort industry from the very start of his career; a degree studied for in Denver is said to have been the starting point for the career of Wirth in resort management.
Andy Wirth has recently returned to work and to competition in Iron Man competitions (get full details here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323846504579073381471958044) across the U.S. after making his way back from a life threatening injury suffered during what should have been a routine skydive. Skydiving was one of the many outdoor and extreme sports activities Andy Wirth has been completing for many years prior to his accident.
The accident ocurred when Wirth was blown off course by high gusts of wind that resulted in an emergency landing taking place in a vineyard; a metal stake used to hold up the vines struck Andy Wirth’s arm and severed it, an injury that could have proven life threatening.
Andy Wirth returned after months of rehabilitation and surgeries to restore movement to the arm of Andy Wirth, but found inspiration in a chance meeting with a Navy Seal training in the Olympic Valley area of California.
According to Iron Man, Andy Wirth was inspired to return to Iron Man competitions to raise funds for Navy Seal’s returning to society after active service; Wirth has now stated his confidence levels have risen to a stage where he wishes to compete instead of simply take part in these competitions.
Crowdrise officially stated that For Andy Wirth the change of lifestyle and effectiveness in completing both his personal and professional life has led to him taking a far more public role within the Lake Tahoe region. Since returning from his skydiving injury Andy Wirth has become an important member of the community in taking political and social decisions.