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Vacasa Rentals Acquires Utah Vacation Homes, Expanding to Seventh State in the Western US

04.16.14 by Tristan Webb

Contact: Kari Morlock
503-343-4221
Press@Vacasarentals.com

Press Release – For Immediate Release
April 16, 2014

Vacasa Rentals Acquires Utah Vacation Homes, Expanding to Seventh State in the Western US

Portland-based vacation rental management firm Vacasa Rentals recently acquired Utah Vacation Homes, marking Vacasa’s expansion into its seventh state in the Western US. With the addition of Utah Vacation Homes’ 56 properties, located throughout Park City and Salt Lake City, Vacasa’s portfolio will number over 900 privately-owned vacation homes.

Utah Vacation Homes’ employees, including Vacation Rental Managers Association Board of
Directors member Tristan Webb, will be retained and added to Vacasa’s roster of over 200
employees.

“We’re excited to be working in a world-class destination like Park City,” said Vacasa’s founder and CEO Eric Breon. “And we know that Tristan brings a passion and vision for the entire vacation rental industry along with his years of experience. We’re looking forward to growing together as we bring the Vacasa brand both to current UVH owners, and as we expand throughout Utah.”

The UVH acquisition occurred as a result of Vacasa’s straightforward approach when exploring new markets: the company makes a habit of reaching out to existing companies or rental agents that might be interested in business partnerships with a larger brand.

“The Utah Vacation Homes team and I are very excited to join the Vacasa team,” said Webb. “Vacasa has implemented many of the procedures and processes we previously desired, but were unable to resource as a small company — I am excited to be part of the most technologically sophisticated company in the vacation rental industry.”

Vacasa also manages homes in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, California, and Hawaii. The company, which was founded in 2009, is focused on further expansion into Southern California as well as Utah.

“While we’ve grown very quickly, we’ve been able to sustain our success because we invest in marketing and rate optimization, so we can earn our owners higher rental income on more bookings,” said Breon. “And while Park City is primarily a ski market, I feel confident that we can show the newest homeowners in the Vacasa family just how well we can book out the summer as well.”

Greater home owner net income due to Summer increased revenue and pricing

Greater home owner net income due to Summer increased revenue and pricing

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Vacasa acquires Utah Vacation Homes

04.14.14 by Tristan Webb

http://www.vrmintel.com/vacasa-acquires-utah-vacation-homes/

Vacasa acquires Utah Vacation Homes

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Ski Utah blogger shares Wasatch Snow Forecast of “up to 65 inches of snow”

02.26.14 by Tristan Webb

Thank you Matt! You keep me excited. Even if I can’t ski the pow, I know you will. And by reading your blog I get to enjoy it at least a little bit. March 2014 is roaring in like a lion. Up to 65 inches of snow is possible this weekend. Spring Break ski vacationers are loving it! And locals are diggin it. Me, I’m all over it. Get you skis, snowboards, snowmobiles, cats, and heli’s tuned to make sure you don’t miss out on this gift from the heavens. Much love!

up to 65" of snow

up to 65″ of snow

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Ski Utah Shares, “The Return of Powder” Slideshow

02.10.14 by Tristan Webb

Don’t wait to make your plans to come at the best skiing time of the year. Did you know Utah gets more show in March than any other month? The last five days have been a huge bonus. So make plans now for a great Spring Break trip to ski Utah.

This Ski Utah Slideshow will blow your mind . . .
The Return of Powder

powder mountain earns it's name

powder mountain earns it’s name

    
          Morning Flight ,  Afternoon Delight
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Fawn Grove #5 Deer Valley Ski Vacation Location Perfection

02.03.14 by Tristan Webb

Fawn Grove #5 ski vacation rental home enjoys a fantastic location. Amazing views of Deer Valley. Privacy on the pond. And easy free shuttle access to the ski resorts, Main Street, and every other Park City attraction. The layout is perfect for groups or multi generational families. Sleep one family in the two bedrooms upstairs, grandparents in the bedroom on the main level, and a second family in the two bedrooms downstairs. Everyone has a place to stretch out and relax. And the great room accommodates everyone together for meals, games, movies, and every other gathering convenience.
One family ski vacation reunion from Tustin, California shared their experience in pictures for our benefit. Thanks, Tony A.!

Ski Bandits

Ski Bandits

Waiting 3 minutes for the free shuttle

Waiting 3 minutes for the free shuttle


Free Town Shuttle in Park City

Free Town Shuttle in Park City


Anticipation building on the 2 minute ride to the resort base

Anticipation building on the 2 minute ride to the resort base


Arriving at Deer Valley Resort on the free town shuttle

Arriving at Deer Valley Resort on the free town shuttle


Love the aspens at Deer Valley

Love the aspens at Deer Valley


Ski Bandits on the Ski Range Ski Bandits on the Ski Range
Skiing back to the ski storage corral and a quick jump back on the shuttle for lunch with Grandma

Skiing back to the ski storage corral and a quick jump back on the shuttle for lunch with Grandma


Caught you with a mouth full :)

Caught you with a mouth full :)


Back on the hill after Lunch

Back on the hill after Lunch


End of day Hot Chocolate

End of day Hot Chocolate


Ski Bandits relaxing back at the "cabin"

Ski Bandits relaxing back at the “cabin”


Ready for the Plunge!

Ready for the Plunge!

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Wasatch Brew Pub – Monday Night Ski Movie

01.30.14 by Robyn Orme

If you’re in Park City Monday night during the 2014 ski season stop by Wasatch Brew Pub for “Monday Night at the Movies“.  Now through April 7, 2014 enjoy FREE ski and snowboarding movies while kicking back with a brew or enjoying dinner.  Wasatch Brew Pub offers a full menu and award-winning Wasatch ales or lagers.

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7 Utah Ski Runs Make Top 100 in World

01.27.14 by Robyn Orme

CNN put together a panel of experts comprised of the world’s top skiers, snowboarders, and winter sports journalists asking them to name their favorite ski run and create a list of the top 100 ski runs in the world.  The panel included Andrew Weibrecht, Olympic medalist and US ski member, John Stifter, editor at U.S. ski bible Powder magazine; Mike Doughlas, the godfather of free-skiing and creator of the worlds first twin-tip ski; Nicola Iseard, editor of the UK’s top ski magazine, Fall Line.

Seven of the top 100 runs in the world are found in Utah.

Number 94 is Hourglass Chute,  Alta.   Hourglass receives accolades for it’s steep slopes, which limit the run to intermediate and advanced skiers.  It’s narrow, but wide enough to fit a few turns to control your speed.

Number 89,  Straight Shot at Powder Mountain -  The steep powder chute located directly beneath the Paradise lift is a favorite with snowboarders for its consistently steep pitch rock jumps and cliffs.

Back to Alta for number 71, So Long.  Pro skier Brody Leven loves Alta’s So Long run for its variety.  “aAfter traveling to the far corner of the resort and up the Supreme lift, a really short sidestep puts you on top of a long run with more options and features than I’ve seen anywhere else,” says Brody.  “It’s that one run that will stick out in your memory, and you’ll look back on it with pride.”

Number 32 is Snowbird’s Keyhole .  Pro skier Forrest Coot’s ranks Keyhole as his number one run.

“From the tram it’s a short ski and hike up to the high traverse, then a few turns down ‘Fields of Glory,’ and a few more down ‘Thanks for the Memories,’” says Coots.

“Then duck through the trees for a few more turns along the Alta-Snowbird rope line, then hang a left into some of the deepest, tree-skiing, powder lines at Snowbird.”

Number 30 can also be found at Snowbird,  Barry Barry Steep.  One of the best tree runs in the United States, this intermediate-level run winds through snow-dusted conifers.

Alta has another top run at number 22 is High Boy.

“At the top you get an insane view down the canyon all the way down to valley floor,” says pro skier Julian Carr, world record holder for the highest invert ever performed (translation: a very big jump).

“Once you drop in, it’s steep and sustained good times all the way to the bottom, legs-a-burning, straight to the Sitzmark bar for a tasty beverage.”

Utah’s top run came in at number 4. Glen’s, Snowbird.  “Glen’s is steep, challenging and gets tons of snow — truly world-class terrain,” says MtnAdvisor.com editor Derek Taylor.

“Glen’s will always have special significance as it was renamed last year after Glen Doherty, the Navy SEAL who was killed defending the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2012. Prior to joining the SEALs, Doherty spent a lot of time at Snowbird, and was a beloved member of the community.”

Now the experts have weighed in, what’s your favorite run?

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We are SO proud of our very own American Idol contestant

01.27.14 by Tristan Webb

Last Notice from me – Sabrina Haskett, my cousin, will soon become a household name. Please watch and share this video – and watch for Sabrina this Wednesday on American Idol. It may be the last time you don’t know who she is . . . .

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Go Green in 2014 with Wasatch Solar – Apply by Jan 28th

01.20.14 by Tristan Webb

Install solar panels this year to receive Federal, State, and Rocky Mountain Power incentives to offset the cost of the alternative energy system. Installation can take place anytime in 2014, but Rocky Mountain Power’s incentives must be applied for by January 28th. Contact Wasatch Solar today for your chance to Go Green in 2014 !

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Sabrina Haskett Singer Songwriter

01.11.14 by Tristan Webb

About a year and a half ago I sent you all Sabrina’s first music video and asked you to share it. Just from you she has over 7,000 hits on that video!! Sabrina just had her first 2 songs put on iTunes! There will be more music to come – as well as more videos, to keep updated on all of her things we have created a website – www.sabrinahaskett.com as well as a page on Facebook – Sabrina Haskett Music.

If you’d like to hear her songs just type her name in the search on iTunes. If you like them – please share them with your friends!!

Singer Songwriter

Singer Songwriter

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