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Interested in High Sierra Lodge. Question on resale in redweek

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A newbie here. Thanks for providing me learning materials about timeshare systems like HRC, MVC and DVC for a couple of months.

Among HRC resorts, I have an interested in HSL since I can go there by 4hrs drive.
I found something odd looking at Redweek resale and HRC point charts. HRC's summer platinum weeks is 1.5x more expensive than winter diamond weeks (51/52) in redweek resale listing, like $20k vs. $30k approximately. Is it usaual? Is it because summer is more preferrable in Lake Tahoe? I like slightly more summer in Lake tahoe, but the price and the points of diamond weeks makes me reluctant to pick summer platinum weeks. What whould you choose?
I'm also curious about availability of Northstar for a non-peak weekend in March with CUP points. I have no way to know until I become a HRC owner. Anyone has ideas? I would ask again in Sep., 6 months prior to March :) That would be a big factor for deciding HRC vs. MVC. Thanks!
 

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I found something odd looking at Redweek resale and HRC point charts. HRC's summer platinum weeks is 1.5x more expensive than winter diamond weeks (51/52) in redweek resale listing, like $20k vs. $30k approximately. Is it usaual? Is it because summer is more preferrable in Lake Tahoe? I like slightly more summer in Lake tahoe, but the price and the points of diamond weeks makes me reluctant to pick summer platinum weeks. What whould you choose?
Not unusual. Summer weeks are tough to trade internally for and in high demand - easily rentable because of the proximity to the Hyatt hotel beach area and it has air conditioning (which not all timeshares in North Tahoe do). Winter diamond 51/52 weeks are easier than summer weeks (IMHO) to trade internally for -- note: not an easy trade, but easier -- probably because they are worth a full 2200 points in trading power and judging by Redweek listings anecdotally, not a slam dunk rental for profit. Also, HSL is not ski in ski out and has only a shuttle to Diamond Peak which some skiers would not be happy with (both for the quality of snow as it sits lower in elevation than Mt. Rose up the road, and variety of terrain).

I'm also curious about availability of Northstar for a non-peak weekend in March with CUP points. I have no way to know until I become a HRC owner. Anyone has ideas? I would ask again in Sep., 6 months prior to March :) That would be a big factor for deciding HRC vs. MVC. Thanks!
Pre-Welk integration -- good luck with finding Northstar in CUP. There is so little inventory that was pure Hyatt before it got sold off and it is not easy to find. Post-Welk integration... only time will tell.
 

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Easy. I’d wager most summer people use their unit or rent it for $800/night and make a nice profit. So the weeks are way more valuable and it is very tough to trade into summer. Winter I do not seem to have any problem finding inventory when I want to use CUP points which suggests that at least some % are released back into inventory by the owners.

Sharkie is right about Northstar. The only time I have found space there is Welk preview offers or rooms for sale at Hyatt.com. Never for CUP points.
 

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Agree with what has been mentioned previously. Summer weeks in Tahoe are generally more in demand than winter ones especially if there is access to a private beach nearby. This is true for Tahoe resorts other than Hyatt as well. Unless you plan to occupy your week every year or want to be in the rental business, I'm not sure why anyone would consider paying a premium for one of these weeks. If you just want to stay there a couple of days/year, you can, for sure, get points for less money and/or lower MF.

Also keep in mind that you can split your week into 2,3, or 4 days but each reservation after the first one has a $41-$47 booking fee and a $39 split week fee (except Carmel and Northstar)

I am relatively new to my Hyatt ownership as well, but I would guess that many people put in waitlist requests, so it feels somewhat hard to realistically gauge what inventory may be available using CUP points just by looking at leftover inventory. March is prime ski season, so for Northstar I believe you would be in platinum and would most likely need to request on a WL to possibly get anything. I have seen ongoing availability during spring and fall though and a couple early December nights, so you can get in there at other times of the year. I also see some Dec/Jan/Feb stays at HSL but have only spotted one July two night stay make it into open inventory this summer during my random searches.
 

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I am relatively new to my Hyatt ownership as well, but I would guess that many people put in waitlist requests
FYI as a new owner, the waitlists for Hyatt don't always work. You can see posts about this if you do a search in the Hyatt forum. It hasn't worked for me and it seems account specific but no one can really say why when I call. YMMV.
 

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FYI as a new owner, the waitlists for Hyatt don't always work. You can see posts about this if you do a search in the Hyatt forum. It hasn't worked for me and it seems account specific but no one can really say why when I call. YMMV.
Can you be more specific about “waitlist doesn’t work?” Do you mean you can’t enter waitlist requests on your HRC owner’s dashboard, or do you mean some people’s waitlist requests never seem to get filled while others’ do?
 
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