Mountain time is one of the seasons that is included in the Hyatt Residence Club program. Mountain time is the lowest season possible in their system. This means that those weeks included in this system are in the lowest demand weeks.
There are currently five properties that have weeks that are included in Mountain time.
1. Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City in Park City, Utah
2. Residences at Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, Colorado
3. Hyatt Mountain Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado
4. Hyatt Main Street Station in Breckenridge, Colorado
5. Hyatt Grand Aspen in Aspen Colorado
As indicated in the Hyatt Residence Club Resorts Points Chart, these Mountain weeks generally occur during week 16-20 and week 40-46. There are a few other weeks included that can be found on the chart above.
These weeks generally correspond to weeks in April through May and for the end of September through November. These are definitely not peak weeks and is considered low season.
The reason that these weeks are important is that the amount of required points needed to exchange into these week drop materially. For example, during these weeks, you can reserve a 2 bedroom condo for a week for 200 points! A studio unit costs 70 points for the week and a one bedroom is only 130 points for the week.
In my previous examples, I discussed how owning a fairly low demand week might be advantageous provided that the week provided at least 1300 points. If you had a 1300 point week, you can exchange into these weeks and stay five weeks in a 2 bedroom unit at one of the properties listed above for only 1200 points!
As I explained earlier, my maintenance fees for my Hyatt property costs approximately $1200 per year so I can convert my maintenance fee into five weeks at a 5 star property in a 2 bedroom unit. Basically, you can stay in a five star property for less than $35 per night!!!
I personally find these weeks to be tremendously valuable due to their low point requirements. As many people will likely point out, these weeks are definitely low season and there is not much demand to go to the mountains during this time. However, low season can be great time to explore a destination without crowds and simply get away for the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The mountains are beautiful year round and these destinations still have plenty of activities. Skiing or other snow sports will not be one of them but the mountains do have plenty to offer even in those low seasons.
Additionally, I have been tempted to simply stay in a five star hotel for these available weeks and live in a hotel for a couple months. There are worse things than having five star amenities at your disposable 24/7.
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