GetSkiTickets.com pursuing partner resorts

Brandon Quinn started GetSkiTickets.com with wife Heather Quinn and sister Erika Troyer in 2008 as a Travelocity affiliate.

After two years, the founders pivoted the business model. "We realized the company needed to go direct," says Brandon, a former sales agent for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber.

The model now calls for GetSkiTickets.com to market its email list of 52,000 skiers and snowboarders to resorts around North America, and vice versa. Current deals at Colorado partner resorts include 42 percent off at Copper Mountain and 50 percent off at Ski Granby Ranch.

As of today, the company partners with 35 ski areas and is looking to grow. "We're hoping to get to 50 in 2014 and 100 in 2015," says Brandon. "It's all about relationships."

To get there, the path lies beyond the Rockies. "The West has a good footprint and Canada has a good footprint" on GetSkiTickets.com, says Brandon. He's looking to beef up partnerships with ski areas in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, and will likely hire a sales rep on the East Coast to spearhead the push in early 2014.

GetSkiTickets.com enjoyed substantial growth in 2013, upping the revenue to partners by 182 percent and total transactions by 171 percent.

The company is sponsoring Icelantic Skis' Winter on the Rocks, a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Jan. 31 featuring Jurassic 5 and Ghostland Observatory.

"We're looking forward to linking arms with other local businesses," says Brandon.

Contact Confluence Denver Innovation & Jobs News Editor Eric Peterson with tips and leads for future stories at eric@confluence-denver.com.

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