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Unleash the Tiger (Woods) in Your Kids This Summer

Destin, FL May 21, 2004 -- Junior golf is the fastest growing sport for kids, instilling golf’s traditional values and life skills that stay with kids forever. The Hank Johnson School of Golf, ranked one of Golf Digest’s top 50 in the world, will incorporate these standards into the Sandestin Junior Summer Academy beginning June 8 at the Raven Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, an Intrawest Corporation (NYSE: IDR; TSX:ITW) property located in Destin, Florida. The series, held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon is open to the general public and guests of the resort and concludes with a Junior Championship on August 31.

The Junior Golf Summer Academy will follow the U.S. Kids Junior Golf Instruction Manual, stressing not only rules and techniques, but also golf’s traditional values such as sportsmanship, courtesy, respect and discipline. Golfers ages 7 to 18 years can attend any number of sessions, starting at their personal skill level and developing at their own pace. All Academy participants are eligible for the season ending Junior Championship.

Primary instructors for the series, in its second year, are Hank Johnson School of Golf Director Tony Ruggiero, a two-time Buckhaltus Memorial Match Play Champion, and Norm Tums, PGA golf member and instructor for more than 20 years. Cost for all sessions is $350 or Tuesdays only for $200. Individual sessions are also available for guests of the resort for $25 per session. Golfers are encouraged to bring their own clubs; range balls will be provided.

For more information about the Sandestin Junior Summer Academy or to register, visit the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort website at or call Tony Ruggiero at 850-267-8156.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre resort in northwest Florida between Pensacola and Panama City, eight miles east of Destin. The award-winning resort is located on 7.5 miles of beach and bayfront property with over 1,300 accommodations and 65,000 square feet of meeting space. Guests enjoy a wide variety of amenities including the Village of Baytowne Wharf, property-wide tram service, fitness center, complimentary use of bicycles, canoes, kayaks, boogie boards, tennis courts and children’s cane poles for fishing in a number of stocked ponds.

About Intrawest
Intrawest is more than a developer of village-centered destination resorts, more than a ski and golf resort operator, more than a vacation club. For nearly 20 years, in every season, Intrawest has been providing travelers the most extraordinary adventure vacation experiences in the world. Across all of North America--from the majestic, mile-high mountain peaks of British Columbia to the sugar-white shorelines of Florida’s gulf coast—and throughout select destinations around the globe, Intrawest creates unforgettable memories again and again.

At the heart of the Intrawest network, are the company’s village-centered destination resorts:

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia
Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada
Mont Tremblant Resort, Quebec, Canada
Mountain Creek, New Jersey
Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia
Stratton, Vermont
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Florida
Copper Mountain, Colorado
Winter Park, Colorado
Mammoth Mountain, California
In addition to the resorts it owns and operates, Intrawest is involved in the development of six other world-renowned vacation destinations:

The Village at Squaw Valley, California
Solitude, Utah
Keystone Resort, Colorado
MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas Resort, Nevada
Les Arcs, France
Snowmass at Aspen, Colorado
The growing Intrawest world also includes interests in:
Canadian Mountain Holidays, Alberta, Canada, the largest heli-skiing/heli-hiking operator in the world

Intrawest Golf, responsible for the development and management of leading golf courses around the globe, including its premier brand, Raven Golf Clubs, with locations in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, West Virginia and Cabo San Lucas. Additional Intrawest courses can be found in Hawaii, British Columbia, Canada and Florida.

Club Intrawest, a unique vacation ownership program with current locations in British Columbia and Quebec, Canada, California, Hawaii and Florida and soon in Ontario, Canada and Mexico.

For more information about Intrawest Corporation, call Suzan French, Public Relations Specialist, MSCO, at 914-251-1500, ext. 114 or email

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