Winter Driving Tips

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Know Before You Go: Transportation Tips & Tricks Travel in the high country can be tricky to navigate if you’re arriving from warmer climates, so we’ve compiled the details you’ll need to prepare for a safe journey. Keep in mind that conditions and regulations change as rapidly as the seasons, and because of that you’ll want to bookmark cotrip.org on your browser for the most current rules and updates. What is a Traction Law? When weather conditions require, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) may implement special laws called traction laws. You can sign up to receive alerts via text message during your stay by visiting cotrip.org or simply bookmark the site to stay up to date with conditions as things change. During an active period of Traction Law, vehicles are required to have either snow tires, mud + snow tires or a four-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicle. But, just having these types of...
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SkyRun Breckenridge Implements SkyRun Direct - Head Straight to Your Property

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Breckenridge, Colorado, August 3, 2018 (Newswire.com) - SkyRun Vacation Rentals - Breckenridge, a rapidly growing property and vacation rental management company, announced today that it has implemented SkyRun Direct, allowing guests to go directly to their vacation rental and avoid the hassles of an office checkin. SkyRun Direct combined with a new two-way texting platform makes it easy and convenient for guest arriving in Breckenridge for their vacation. Guests now receive a text notification that their rental property is ready with their electronic door codes. "We have integrated the entire operational processes into our system providing a seamless notification system. This allows us have visibility of a properties maintenance, housekeeping, and inspection status and when properties are ready for checkin, guests are automatically notified. We are finding that not only are guests getting into their rentals earlier in the day, but the entire experience is enhanced by not having to stop...
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Wildfire Evacuations in Wildernest

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UPDATE 6/15/2018, 10:00 AM Great news!  The Buffalo Mountain Fire evacuation order has been lifted!  At 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon residents were able to return to their homes although a pre-evacuation notice is still in place, meaning that another evacuation could go into effect in the event that conditions worsen.  As of Thursday, the fire was reportedly 45% contained and is still considered an active fire.   Those who were evacuated are advised to dispose of all perishable food as the power was out for over 24 hours.  The FIRC (Family and Intercultural Resource Center) has placed multiple dumpsters throughout Wildernest for food disposal.  Please do not dispose of food waste in your normal home or complex garbage receptacle as this will attrack bears and other unwanted wildlife.  Additionally, the FIRC has placed volunteers at each dumpster site to provide complimentary food including staples like milk, eggs, pasta, chicken, fruits and vegetables.  ...
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WAVE: Light + Water + Sound Festival To Kick Off Summer In Breckenridge

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On May 31st the annual WAVE: Light + Water + Sound festival returns to Breckenridge for it's third year to kick off the start of summer. Artists have begun congregating from around the world to showcase their contemporary public masterpieces incorporated into the local landscape, river and bridges. Relaxing tunes and melodies will soon start to fill the air, adding a touch of magic to the cacophony of birds chirping and water churning as it flows down the Blue River right through the heart of Breckenridge. Giant interactive art installations will start taking shape, becoming one with Colorado’s natural landscape, expanding your consciousness while lending inspiration to your inner creative side. The best part of this vibrant four-day art festival? It’s open to all ages, AND completely free! Immerse yourself in the interactive sea of lights, water, and sound and experience the magic that descends upon Breckenridge to celebrate the start of...
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SkyRun Team Member, Megan Pierson, Receives Service Champion Award

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Breckenridge, Colorado, November 13, 2017 (Newswire.com) - SkyRun Vacation Rentals - Breckenridge, a rapidly growing property and vacation rental management company, announced today that Megan Pierson (Front Office Manager & Reservationist) was recognized by the Town of Breckenridge as a Service Champion award winner. This award is presented to those individuals or companies that display exceptional guest service and is part of the town's "One Breckenridge" program. The goal of the program is to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of our community.  "We believe that a culture of guest service needs to start with one local at a time" , said Bill Wishowski, the program director. Megan was nominated for the award due her dedication and passion for guest service and based on continual feedback from guests and owners as to...
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SkyRun Breckenridge Voted Best Property Management Company Two Years in a Row

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Breckenridge, Colorado, October 26, 2017(Newswire.com) - SkyRun Vacation Rentals - Breckenridge, a rapidly growing property and vacation rental management company, announced today that it was voted one of the Best Vacation Rental/Property Management Company in Summit County, CO for the second year in a row. During the summer, over 3000 people cast their votes for their favorite businesses in Summit County, Colorado. SkyRun Breckenridge was chosen from over 50 property management companies operating within the county including some of the country’s largest national chains. The contest is hosted annually as the “ Best of Summit ” and people from all over the world are welcome to vote for businesses in many categories including Property/Vacation  Rental Management. “It’s really great to be recognized as one of the top companies in Summit County. As a small, family owned business we are competing with large national chains like Wyndham and Vacasa. I think we’re...
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Breckenridge Fire Updates

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We will posting periodic updates on the fire situation in Breckenridge, Colorado. You may check back here throughout the day and we will do our best to post relevant information regarding the Peak 7 evacuation order and other potential evacuations should they occur. You may also receive updates at the following location: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5321/ https://www.facebook.com/Red-White-Blue-Fire-Protection-District-131949926836286/ July 11, 2017 @8:17 PM MT - The monsoon season seems to be upon us. It has been raining heavily off and on over the past 2 days. Crews are wrapping up operations on the Peak 2 Fire and will soon move on to other fires around the country. I had the opportunity to meet of few of these brave people tonight at Fatty's where they were enjoying a much deserved celebration. Our sincere thanks to all the firefighters and other personal that helped save our homes, community and economy. This will be our last post on...
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Is the weeklong rental dead?

Is the weeklong rental dead?
No, but it might be on the endangered species list. It's easy to think that increasing your nightly minimums is a good strategy to boost revenue. There is often an inverse relationship between minimums, occupancy and revenue. A solid understanding of the rental market in your area is key to finding the right balance between nightly minimums that will actually drive increased occupancy and minimums that will kill your reservations. I’ve increased my minimums. Where have all my rentals gone? Owners are often surprised when I tell them that the average stay in Breckenridge, Colorado is around 3.5 nights. This sounds low, but it’s actually within trends that we are seeing nationally.  There are some areas of the US that still thrive in the weekly rental market. One market that comes to mind is the Outer Banks In North Carolina. If you’ve ever rented a beach house there, you know that...
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Summit hits record lodging rates for all seasons

Summit hits record lodging rates for all seasons
Both the summer and winter seasons are on-track to reach new highs, in Summit and across the western U.S. Thanks to a solid snow season, a relatively stable economy and a growing reputation, Summit broke records in lodging rates for the 2015-’16 ski season. According to statistics gathered by DestiMetrics , a Denver-based destination consulting service, Summit County saw a 1 percent increase in occupancy and an 8 percent increase in lodging rates, for total revenue growth of 9 percent. Compared with western U.S. resorts, Summit saw less occupancy growth, but more rate increases; the overall U.S. Mountain Market saw occupancy increase of 4.4 percent and rate increases of just under one percent. “Summit County gained more overall revenue,” DestiMetrics director of operations Ralf Garrison said. “But they did so largely by raising the price, not attracting more people.” With strong demand across the board, winter rates have traditionally been higher...
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Looking for a Vacation Rental Management company in Breckenridge?

Looking for a Vacation Rental Management company in Breckenridge?
Know what you’re getting…6 questions to ask potential property management companies. Selecting a vacation rental management company in Breckenridge can be a daunting task. Not all companies are created equal and it’s important to understand the differences.  From commissions to fees, selecting a company that is focused on your goals is imperative. 1) What is your commission and fee structure? Do you charge credit card fees, marketing fees, etc.? Everyone wants to know how much something cost before they buy, but this question is not that simple when selecting a company to manage your home. Most companies are commission based, also called the split. Companies in Breckenridge take between 25% - 50% commission depending on the company and what services they offer.  The commission is only part of the question as most companies have complex and often undisclosed fee structures. These fees may include advertising, media, linen, credit card, maintenance as...
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Local vs. National Property Management Companies - The Choice is Clear

Local vs. National Property Management Companies - The Choice is Clear
If you own a second home and are looking for a property management company, you have many choices. Among the many things you need to consider is deciding if you want a national or local company caring for your home. While national vs. local may seem to be low on the list of what's important, you may be surprised to learn that there can be some critical differences. Differences that can effect how your home is cared for, your revenue, and the amount of influence you have in achieving your goals. In recent years, several new national companies have burst onto the market like TurnKey, Vacasa, and Evolve. Some offer incredibly low commissions and guarantees, while others promise to help owners book their own properties. There are things that need to be consider before choosing a national company. 1) How can these companies offer such low commissions? The simple answer is they can't....
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SkyRun Breckenridge Recognized as a Breckenridge Service Champion

SkyRun Breckenridge Recognized as a Breckenridge Service Champion
Breckenridge, Colorado, March 8, 2017 (Newswire) -​ SkyRun Vacation Rentals - Breckenridge, a rapidly growing property and vacation rental management company, announced today that it was recognized by the Town of Breckenridge as a Service Champion award winner. This award is presented to those individuals or companies that display exceptional guest service and is part of the town's "One Breckenridge" program. The goal of the program is to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of our community. "We believe that a culture of guest service needs to start with one local at a time" , said Bill Wishowski, the program director. SkyRun was nominated for the award, by one of their home owners, Chris & Laurie Deibler. Part of the nomination for the award read; "The McGoffs have taken a personal interest...
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SkyRun Breckenridge Wins Best Property Management Company in Summit County, CO

SkyRun Breckenridge Wins Best Property Management Company in Summit County, CO
Breckenridge, Colorado, February 27, 2017(Newswire.com) - SkyRun Vacation Rentals - Breckenridge, a rapidly growing property and vacation rental management company, announced today that it was voted the #1 Vacation Rental/Property Management Company in Summit County, CO. During the summer, over 3000 people cast their votes for their favorite businesses in Summit County. SkyRun Breckenridge was chosen from over 50 property management companies operating within the county. The contest is hosted annually as the “ Best of Summit ” and people from all over the world are welcome to vote for businesses in many categories. “We were so happy to just be nominated for this award and to actually win is terrific. We have so many dedicated owners and guests and we are truly appreciative of their vote”, said Mike McGoff Co-Owner. SkyRun Breckenridge opened in 2009 and is passionately focused on bringing quality lodging combined with great activities to guests through...
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