Nadia’s Notes: A Look Back at 2022

Posted January 2, 2023

A family of skiers chat on the chairlift at Beaver Creek

Introducing Nadia’s Notes, a monthly series from our Beaver Creek Resort COO Nadia Guerriero.


Happy New Year, Beaver Creek! 


As we move through the first few days of 2023, I find myself reflecting on 2022: both the professional achievements our teams at Beaver Creek have accomplished, and the personal goals and intentions I set for myself this past year. 


Starting with some of the things I’m proudest of that my team at Beaver Creek achieved, and that we accomplished for the team


  • McCoy Park! A 250-acre expansion, with two new lifts and 17 trails, this is a rare occurrence in our industry. It took enormous effort from all of our team members, and has come together as one of our guests' favorite places to ski this season, and I’m confident it will be for many years to come. 
  • The guest experience at Beaver Creek: We are proud to serve as Perpetual Hosts to our guests, and every employee at our mountain resort contributes to the feeling of home that our visitors cherish when they visit Beaver Creek. 
  • A commitment to our employees: We announced a $175 million investment in our employees. To augment the employee experience, this investment increases minimum wage to $20 for hourly employees, with compression adjustments; furthers our commitment to affordable employee housing; doubles down on mental and behavioral health support; adds focus to the HR structure and process; and increases Vail Resorts Retail discount for all employees. 

I make big goals in my professional life – but my personal goals are just as important to me. Instead of New Year’s resolutions, I like to set intentions for the year. Here are a few I focused on this past year:  

  • Return to yoga: I wanted to get back on my yoga mat. My practice is a place I find balance of mind, body and spirit. I’m proud to say I spent more time on my mat this past year, and this is an intention I will carry into 2023.

  • Spend more time with my family: I will never look back on my life and say ‘I wish I spent more time at work’. I think a lot of people feel this same way, and I’m glad I prioritized taking my daughter to school in the morning, floating on the Colorado River a few times, and just hanging at home with my family and dog this summer.  

  • Travel to a new place: I visited Nashville for the first time this year for the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) National Convention in May. I had a great time exploring a new city, seeing old friends and making new ones, and I got to hear some really great music!


I encourage all of you to create the space reflect as well, and think about some of the things you are most proud of – personal or professional – from this past year.

As I look back on 2022, I am grateful for all of the memories, challenges and growth I experienced which makes me so excited to set my intentions for 2023. I wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy 2023, and look forward to seeing you out on the hill!

With gratitude