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Lakewood mountain rental company goes global

Ski vacation business partners with Tripping.com

Posted 3/9/16

There’s still time to hit the slopes a few more times before ski season is over, and thanks to a partnership between Lakewood’s Mountain Ski Trips and a worldwide vacation rental website, it will be easier to find the perfect place to …

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Business

Lakewood mountain rental company goes global

Ski vacation business partners with Tripping.com

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There’s still time to hit the slopes a few more times before ski season is over, and thanks to a partnership between Lakewood’s Mountain Ski Trips and a worldwide vacation rental website, it will be easier to find the perfect place to stay.

“Mountain Ski Trips prides itself on offering the best customer service, whether we’re marketing one of your homes or we’re helping you to find the perfect vacation home to rent,” wrote Tyler Botsford, president of Mountain Ski Trips, in an email interview. “It’s only through quality service that we can continue to build incredible and long-lasting relationships with all of our customers.”

Mountain Ski Trips has called Lakewood home since 2013, and was designed to provide vacation homeowners and property management companies an easy-to-use platform on which to market their properties, Bostford said. The company has more than 4,000 vacation homes and condos available for rental, and also offers discounted lift tickets and ski rentals.

“When I started working in the vacation rental industry, I quickly became frustrated with the lack of qualified travel agents who could help people find their perfect ski package,” he said. “I started Mountain Ski Trips to help alleviate this problem. The vacation rental industry appealed to me because it’s a new and exciting industry that’s continually evolving with a lot of opportunities for growth.”

With the partnership, Tripping.com users will now have access to all Mountain Ski Trips’ property listings. Tripping.com calls itself the world’s largest site for vacation homes and short-term rentals, with more than 5 million properties in more than 150,000 destinations.

Jeffrey Manheimer, founder and COO of Tripping.com, said in an email interview that the Lakewood company had approached the website to increase its business.

“Given the popularity of ski destinations this time of year, we are extremely excited to partner with top-notch rental providers like Mountain Ski Trips to give our consumers even more unique rentals to choose from,” Manheimer wrote.

The vacation rental industry changes constantly along with technology, and Bostford said private lodging rentals are supplanting hotels and motels.

The legalization of marijuana is bringing more people to the state, but since its use is prohibited at all Mountain Ski Trips properties, that issue is not something that has arisen much, Bostford added.

“Tripping.com has an incredible site that’s intuitive and easy to use. We recognized that by partnering with them, we’d be able to give our homeowners and management companies even greater exposure,” Bostford wrote.

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