Former Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth Hopes to Run Colorado Ski Area

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Former Squaw Valley CEO proposes to buy Granby Ranch in Colorado. Photo: Granby Ranch/Facebook

As Granby Ranch, CO battles with a $62 million debt and potential foreclosure, a former ski industry CEO is assembling a team to manage the ski area and golf operations in Colorado. Andy Wirth and his son Jace submitted a bid last week to run Granby Ranch’s recreation amenities, The Colorado Sun reports.

Andy Wirth. Credit: Squaw Valley

Wirth was with Steamboat Ski Area and Intrawest for 25 years before serving as CEO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in California from 2010-2018. Now, he plans to assemble a team to manage the struggling Colorado ski and golf area.

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The current owner of Granby Ranch Marise Cipriani has owned the 5,000-acre ski and golf community for 25 years. She is handing a lender the title to the Grand County property where a $600 million mega-resort was once proposed, The Colorado Sun reports.

Located just 90 minutes west of Denver, Granby Ranch is a family-friendly community with skiing, hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, and golfing.


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