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How do owner Platinum Ski week reservations work at Westin Riverfront Villas

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We have been renting ski weeks in Avon for years, but my landlord recently retired and will now personally enjoy all his timeshare ownership! Bad for me since I got such great rates, but good for him to enjoy in retirement! :) :) :)

I recently priced out cost of ownership at the Wyndham Avon - based on purchasing a 1,000,000+ point contract. One week in a ski season 2 bedroom works out to about the same amount of MFs as the Westin Riverfront Villas (WRF). The buy-in price is higher at WRF, but the amenities are much better. We love the Wyndham Avon, but wish it had a pool and outdoor hot tubs.

From what I can tell, WRF was sold as 2 bedroom lock-offs. I am trying to figure out if ski season owners are required to book the full 2 bedroom or if they can book a one bedroom one week and a studio a different week. The property is not big, so the math suggests that might only be an option if another owner wants to do the same - you're essentially swapping weeks?
 

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Yes, you can reserve the full 2br, or either side separately.

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Is there ever a window where WRF owners can book less than a week stay, using SO point values?

Since we are traveling from MN, we try to avoid weekend lift lines and rarely ski Sat/Sun. The lower point value midweek stays is only thing I like better about Wyndham Avon. Fri/Sat nights require nearly double the amount of points compared to weekdays.
 

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Is there ever a window where WRF owners can book less than a week stay, using SO point values?

Since we are traveling from MN, we try to avoid weekend lift lines and rarely ski Sat/Sun. The lower point value midweek stays is only thing I like better about Wyndham Avon. Fri/Sat nights require nearly double the amount of points compared to weekdays.
Not if you buy resale. Resale WRF deeds are considered voluntary and don't come with StarOptions. If you had StarOptions you could potentially reserve single night stays starting at eight months from checkin.
 

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What kind of $$ does a fixed ski week run resale at WRF?
 

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What kind of $$ does a fixed ski week run resale at WRF?
According to the MF database, it looks like an EOY 2BR isa about $1250. So double that.
 

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Not if you buy resale. Resale WRF deeds are considered voluntary and don't come with StarOptions. If you had StarOptions you could potentially reserve single night stays starting at eight months from checkin.

WRF is extremely difficult to book using StarOptions during prime ski season, although with diligence you might randomly find something, usually a studio. And resale WRF ski season weeks are expensive (~$20k+). So the only reason to buy WRF is you want to use the full week (or two weeks if you separately book the studio and 1 br) for skiing. Don’t count on being able to use StarOptions or Westin Flex for WRF for Christmas - March stays.

I usually ski Beaver Creek 20 - 30 days per year, and most often shorter stays. While I book WRF when I can get in, we usually end up at SMV as it’s much easier to book. We also like the fact that the small units at SMV are 1 br units, not studios.

As a side note, as far as skiing goes, there is no reason to avoid the weekends. Beaver Creek generally is not very crowded. Of course you have weekend I-70 traffic if driving to/from Denver.


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ncaahockeyfan

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I usually ski Beaver Creek 20 - 30 days per year, and most often shorter stays. While I book WRF when I can get in, we usually end up at SMV as it’s much easier to book. We also like the fact that the small units at SMV are 1 br units, not studios.

As a side note, as far as skiing goes, there is no reason to avoid the weekends. Beaver Creek generally is not very crowded. Of course you have weekend I-70 traffic if driving to/from Denver.

We love Beaver Creek! Our Minnesota neighborhood takes an annual 5 families ski trip there the first week of February. We usually travel on Sunday and the following Saturday. This year we traveled Fri/Fri and skied that first weekend since our 7th grader had to return to MN for school on Tuesday.

The weekend lines weren't Breck Quicksilver style, but we certainly waited more than the weekdays - where we skied right to the chair about half the time.

This was our 5th year making the neighborhood trip and the first year where not a single snow flake fell the entire week! Super unusual... I can't complain too much though, since I ended up with 24 Colorado ski days on my Epic Pass... ;)
 

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You should look into a Hyatt resale for Beaver Creek. Also, Sheraton Mountain Vista is nearby and a lovely place to stay.

I do love Westin, but the lack of mandatory SO's by Westin to devalue resale was a huge mistake. The devaluation hurts both buyer and seller, and I wish people knew that fact when choosing to buy developer.

I have seen Mountain Vista winter weeks via ongoing searches.
 
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