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Lack of exchange availability in ski resorts?

dotonbori

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I have a week near end of June at Wild Oak, seems like every year when I get my points refreshed I check for a ski resort availability in the Hyatt system and there’s practically nothing ever available. (This time just a few 3 day stays, I need at least 4 days). Is this typical?
 

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High-demand weeks typically aren't going to be found by a search unless you just get lucky when someone cancels. You need to get on the wait list well before your points refresh. From what I understand, your best chance of getting a request filled is exactly 6 months out (but you need to be on the list well before). So, since you have a late June week, you would need to be requesting late December or beyond (to ensure you had the points at the 6-month request). And, you would put in the request 18 months before your desired arrival date.
 

pedro47

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Have you try exchanging / bookings Monday to Friday.
Friday to Sunday bookings are very high demand time.
 

Kal

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You can get on the request list very early even if you don't have the points in your account. The target unit/week could become available 12 months prior to occupancy, but usually 6 months out. Once you have points in your account, the unit can be booked, so it's best to be high up on the request list to get the best outcome.
 

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Does the system stop searching at a certain point ie 30 days prior or right up until the requested check in date?
 

boraxo

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At HHS I have only found Sat, Tues and Thurs checkin. Was told by staff you cannot do Friday checkin. It’s a pita as it means you have to book a Thurs night if you want Friday, and if you want Saturday you have to take Sunday and Monday nights. IMO it’s a major downside to the program and not one that is much discussed (either because other properties don’t have this issue or because many people just use full weeks).
 

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Does the system stop searching at a certain point ie 30 days prior or right up until the requested check in date?
Yes
 
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