High Country Club Plans Price Increase After First 100 Members
By: Destination Club News
Date: July 20, 2006
High Country Club, the "most affordable and accessible destination club on the market," has just surpassed the 100 membership mark and because of this success will increase prices for their memberships on August 15.
"We offer the perfect alternative for those who want an easier, more hassle-free way to vacation," says High Country Club President Christian Kirschner. "Our annual dues are on par with what people are already spending for yearly family vacations. We’re excited that people are receptive to our business model. It gives them a lot of options for weekend trips or international travel. To keep up with demand and maintain the utmost in accessibility for our members, we’re adding seven properties, currently under contract, to our growing portfolio of destinations."
The addition of these seven new properties won't cost current members anything in the form of higher dues, but new members of the club joining after August 15 will see increased membership fees and annual dues.
Affiliate Memberships will increase their Membership Fee from $20,000 to $30,000 and annual dues from $4,200 to $4,800. Private Memberships will increase from $30,000 to $50,000 with an annual dues increase from $7,200 to $8,400. High Country Club's Group & Corporate Membership will increase from $40,000 to $60,000 with annual dues moving from $8,400 to $9,600.
Members who join before the August deadline will enjoy the current pricing levels and join the rest of High Country Club's 110 members current members. Exclusive Resorts also quickly surpassed the 100 member mark, due in part to the addition of Steve Case as an owner in the club. High Country Club has grown organically with a regional focus in the Colorado area, but has begun to expand the reach of their club, calling themselves the "industry's first nationally and regionally focused destination club."
With the pending price increase, expect High Country Club to further increase their membership totals as interested parties get in under the wire to save $10,000 to $20,000 on their membership fee.