Own a place at Copper. Not entirely sure just how much I like our current management situation, but it would take a much longer post to get into it all now.
Self-management is nice and has it's advantages, especially if you are a front-ranger and can readily get to your unit. It has its disadvantages too. Put yourself in this situation: your renters from the east coast finally arrive at 1:30am after flight delays at DIA, a white-knuckle drive up I-70 in a snow storm only to find the heat is out at your condo. Do you want to take that call, and if so how are you in Pueblo going to fix it?
As Kima said, the biggest disadvantage to a rental company/property manager is they'll take 20% to 60% of your rental $$. On the other hand, they take care of the aforementioned problem, will clean the place so it's ready for you when you come to use it, etc.
A very good friend who has been in the business in Summit County for 20 years is Tory Hauser. Here is a link to his company's web page.
He is quite good, and really knows Summit County and the market.
 BTW, Tory is also an incredible tele skier.[ April 20, 2002, 01:00 PM: Message edited by: Tag ]