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Club Intrawest / Deceiving annual fee increment calculations

1 Ontario, Canada Review updated:

Recently I reviewed my statements and found that what the company claimed the increment of resort dues was not true.
They claim the resort dues was increased from 7.19/pt to 7.31/pt, an increment of 1.7%.
But from what I checked on my bank statements, the resort due was actually jumped from 7.16/pt to 7.31/pt, an increment of 2%.
This may seen marginal, but if you think a hidden 0.3% is added on who know how many hundreds of members.
How much money are they actually getting out of this...I can't even imagine.
On top of that, this is only my second year with them, God knows how long have they been playing this trick on their members.
I would like to raise this awareness to all the members out there.

Di
Feb 7, 2013
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  • Di
      7th of Feb, 2013
    -1 Votes

    Not quite sure where you're getting at...I know exactly how much resort dues I'm paying.
    It's the company who is trying to false advertise how much increment they are making.
    When the increase was actually 2% and they state it's 1.7%.

  • De
      25th of Jun, 2013
    0 Votes

    Just to balance the board with some experience. I am a points owner and have been for 7 years. We have used the points every year and have always been really happy. We have paid $700 to most recently $800 each year for the maintenance fees. This year we went to Panorama for 5 nights and loved it! Amazing ski resorts and the 2 bedroom condo was fabulous. They are well built, well designed units and maintained well. Last year we went to Whistler for two nights during the summer ( among other travels) and Tremblent for 4 nights. We commonly go to Blue Mountain. The last time we went we didn't use our points but the benefits of membership allowed us a studio for $79 a night. The room is easily a $200 room. I am thrilled with my membership.

  • Ri
      7th of Jul, 2015
    0 Votes

    I'm an owner at Club Intrawest Whistler/Blackcomb since 1993 or so. I started with low resort annual dues and a far lower price than today's so know the pain of the increasing dues. I have three kids and my now ex wife and I and the family have recd a lit of use and benefit over the years. We trade with RCI and use extraordinary escapes and spread our points throughout all the seasons and different resorts in the "Intrawest chain". I think our family and lives situation was one that suited this type of vacation system. That said, I'm deeply concerned that many ppl that are not ideally suited to this type of resort vacation have been so completely inconvenienced and duped by the sales staff only to have what I believed to be a reputable club I am a member of act so criminally negligent. While I have enjoyed my membership personally, my deep feelings of being with a disreputable group is making me think twice and wondering what would occur to me, an outstanding and long lived Intrawest senior member, should my financial or life situation change to require me to sell my shares! As I enjoy all aspects of Whistler, I can continue being a happy member getting full value but what happens longer term and what of my emotions related to others suffering as Intrawest members ?? I don't know how to reconcile this.

  • Fl
      16th of Apr, 2017
    0 Votes

    Wow! There are over 3, 000 Embarc by DRI Owners (formerly Club Intrawest), who have joined the Owners-only group on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/clubintrawestowners/ Have you? Join the dialogue of open and informed discussion about our Club.

    In the upcoming June election, cast your vote for Konrad Kawalec, a fellow Owner, for the Independent Director position on the Board of Directors. Konrad's bio & so much more info can be found in the Owners-only website that has been created to share key Club documents; expose how the Club is bring managed to benefit DRI, not the Owners; provide updates on progress & advice for selling points; explain the benefits of completing the Joint Retainer Agreement (JRA); tips for maximizing your points, etc. website: www.citheownersgroup.org

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