Ski season has started. Here's a side by side comparison of the locations of ski homes amongst some of the leading destination clubs. Use the chart to see which clubs have homes in your favorite ski destinations.

When using the chart below, an "X" means the club has its own homes in that location, an "R" means the club has reciprocal rights to use a home in that location. For instance The Hideaways Club has a partnership with Equity Estates (EE in the table below), and members of one club can use the homes in the other club. Similarly, Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club (A&K in the table below) has an exchange relationship with the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club (Ritz in the table below).

Club Hideaways Quintess/DUO A&K ER Ritz EE
 Aspen/Snowmass R X X X X X
 Vail R X R X X X
 Deer Valley/Park City R X X X R X
 Beaver Creek   X R X X  
 Steamboat       X    
 Sun Valley     X   R  
 Telluride R X   X   X
 Tahoe   X X X X  
 Jackson Hole   X X X R  
 Whistler       X    
 Swiss Alps X         R
 French Alps X     X   R
 Niseko, Japan X          

We recently wrote about Ski Magazines top ski resorts for 2011/2012, and many of the resorts above are included in that list.

If you're comparing the destination clubs, then ask to look through the reservation system and calendar for the clubs that you are most interested in. This will give you a feel for both how the system works and also the availibility at the locations that you like the most. Do remember to download our Guide to Destination Clubs which provides a lot of additional advice to help with your club selection.