Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Heidi Jaeger sits in her Park City home, which she often rents as an Airbnb, on Friday, May 5, 2017. Airbnb hosts in Park City did well during the 2016-17 ski season and hosts earned a collective $15 million during Nov through April taking in an average $10,000 per property. PARK CITY — Home-based cash registers were ringing a steady chorus over the winter as Park City Airbnb hosts raked in some $15 million during the ski season, beating last year’s earnings by almost 80 percent while also nearly doubling the number of guests they served.
Airbnb reported this week that its 1,200 hosts in the area earned an average of $10,000 over the past year and hosted 36,000 guests during the ski season that began in November 2016 and ended in April.
Among those hosts is Heidi Jaeger, who just finished the third season of renting her home in the Silver Creek area. Jaeger had some trepidation before joining the shared economy as an Airbnb host, she said, but the experience has been very positive.
"I had initial fears about doing it," she said. "A single women living alone, strangers coming into your home.
"But then you take […]