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Club Intrawest Information overview
By Bill Bunker
The information in this article is correct to the best of my knowledge. I am not an employee of Club Intrawest or Intrawest Corp, just an owner of points. I have not been paid for this article. The purpose is to enhance your knowledge of Club Intrawest. Much of this information is taken from www.Clubintrawest.com
Intrawest is headquartered in
Club Intrawest gives you access to the world’s best resorts including :
The Way it Works
When you become a Club Intrawest
Member, you receive an annual allotment of Resort Points — this is the
currency you use to vacation throughout the Club Intrawest network.
Every year you receive a new allotment of Resort Points. Membership
lasts forever and can be shared with friends and family.
As Of May 2008, CI now has online reservations available for its members. You can go online and check availability or make reservations.
Use the following guide for when Members generally make their vacation plans:
Approximate Points needed for stays:
75 pts 1 bedroom 1 week Low Season
150 1 bedroom 1 week Peak Season
200 pts 2 bedroom 1 week Peak Season
200 1 bedroom 1 week Holiday Season
280 2 bedroom 1 week Holiday Season
*Sorry, The official point charts are not available online to anyone not a Club Intrawest member.
Club Intrawest has an exchange program called ExtraOrdinary Escapes. ExtraOrdinary Escapes vacations can be reserved up to 12 months in advance of your desired travel dates. Reservation requests for Resort Villas are done at Gold Crown RCI locations. You can also use your points with independent resort, hotel and cruise partners.
When making an
exchange, you do not reserve a specific week or location but simply pay
with points. (ie
150 pts is a 2 bedroom, 1 week, Red
time for RCI locations) .
.All last minute exchanges with RCI (within 45 days of travel) can be made for 40 points.
ExtraOrdinary Escapes also now has a direct deal with HGVC,
were you can make point reservations at the HGVC main locations. There is a
$20/night charge and the reservations are non refundable.
Club Intrawest also has an association with Interval
International. You can reserve a Sunday week at three of their locations (
Club Intrawest resorts can also be exchanged with the several independent TS companies.
Exchange Company Concerns:
CI is currently making joining ExtraOrdinary Escapes(EE) difficult for persons buying CI memberships resale from the current owners.
First, CI says that if you do a TS presentation at CI, then buy resale ( within 2 years) CI will not allow you to join EE . And, CI will allow you to join EE if you don’t pay more than $125/pt for your resale membership. This may be a blessing though, because new owners not allowed to join EE, will be allowed to join RCI directly.
Second, CI no longer allows members access to the corporate CI – II memberships. And also says that members joining after 2002 can’t use II at all. (this has not been confirmed)
Therefore it seem that CI will only allow resale buyers to use RCI directly or use the independent exchange companies.
The developer is currently selling points for approx $165 / point. Most offers I’ve seen for resell of Club Intrawest points are at about $85-90 / point. There is also a $650 charge to transfer membership points to a new owner. CI only allows resale transfers of membership points, which are at least 120 points. So you can’t add on to your CI membership by buying resale unless you add on at least 120 more points.
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