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Why Aspen and The Gant

Just a few good reasons:

  • Professional program second to none – relaxed friendly atmosphere
  • Strong $A to $US
  • Conference activities for all the family – functions, fun race day, on-mountain lunch – take part as much or as little as you like
  • Kids movie night with latest release DVDs courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (subject to availability)
  • "the friendly conference" reputation – many long lasting friendships developed over nineteen years of AALDC™
  • Direct flights to Aspen. North America's only slopeside airport – just three miles to Aspen!
  • Four world class mountains – just one lift ticket!
  • Colorado snow – say no more!
  • 2,139 hectares (5,285 acres) skiable terrain, 43 lifts – uncrowded slopes!
  • 509km (316 miles) of trails (330 trails)
  • 762 cm (300 inches) annual average snowfall
  • The Gant has well appointed self catering condominium / apartment style accommodation with full service kitchen facilities (no tiny hotel rooms), swimming pools, hot tubs, gym, laundry facilities etc
  • Free Gant around-town shuttle service
  • "In town" accommodation
  • World premier resort. "Still the world's greatest ski town" ("Outside" Magazine)
  • World class restaurants, shopping and facilities – over 100 bars and restaurants: endless boutiques, shops and banking facilities etc
  • Plenty to do for non-skiers – walks, snow mobiles, art galleries, theatre, ice-skating, book shops, cafes etc
  • Family oriented town and resort – kids aged under six ski free
  • World class ski and snowboard school
  • Easy access to neighbouring world class resorts
  • Stop off in LA / San Franscisco / Hawaii / Las Vegas etc... en route or return
  • Free ski valet and overnight "mountain to mountain" transfers for Four Mountain Sports rental customers

A selection of comments received from previous AALDC™ delegates:

  • "Very well organised and a huge effort put in to ensure that everyone was looked after throughout the whole week."
  • "Exceeded expectations - many thanks. (great snow helped!)"
  • "We really enjoyed the experience and would love to come back next year."
  • "I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how much I enjoyed the conference..."
  • "The lectures and camaraderie as always were to a very high standard."
  • "Perfect location and staff could not have been more helpful."
  • "All wonderful, very professional, especially responsive service by Travelplan."
  • "Ski equipment hire arrangements through Travelplan were excellent."
  • "Excellent venue, as close to ski lifts and the accommodation was of high quality. Great service of the Gant."
  • "Appreciate the effort of organisers given turmoil re world markets etc. Ian – Fantastic job."
  • "We enjoyed the Gant, it was wonderful."
  • "We love Aspen! Very family friendly."