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1998 CSM Workshop Logistical Information

Date: 22-24 June 1998

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado

Registration: Monday, 22 June 1998, 8:00 a.m. (includes Continental Breakfast)

Agenda: View CSM Workshop Agenda


Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge is a quaint, Victorian town in the Colorado mountains that has become an extremely popular ski resort destination. Founded as a mining camp in 1859, Breckenridge sits at 9600 feet at the base of the Continental Divide and along the Blue River. The weather in June could be around 70 degrees, but temperatures in the evening are cool and often call for a sweater or jacket. There may also be occasional brief showers in the afternoons.

Registration

The workshop is open, but space is limited. Therefore, scientists interested in attending the workshop must send in the registration form. Registration forms can also be mailed or faxed if necessary. All participants MUST register, although registration may not guarantee attendance depending on availability of space. Limited travel funds may be available, and the registration form should indicate details of financial requirements for support.

Lodging (Please make reservations EARLY!)

We have secured a group rate at The Village at Breckenridge Resort for the workshop. (Pleaste Note: This is a different location from that of last year's workshop.) We have reserved a block of rooms that include:

Hotel Room $78.00 (limited number available)
Studio $88.00
One Bedroom Suite $118.00
Two Bedroom Suite $138.00
Chateaux 2 Bedroom $158.00
Chateaux 3 Bedroom $218.00

You can actually see floor plans of all these rooms by looking at The Village Web site: http://www.brecknet.com/village/lodging.html. The tax is currently 10.9%. These rates will be honored before and after the conclusion of the CSM Workshop, based on availability.

To make reservations, call 1-800-800-STAY(7829) and be sure to mention that you are staying at The Village for the CSM Workshop to get the group rate. Please make your reservation EARLY or at least by May 21, 1998, as the block will be released after that date. A credit card will be requested to guarantee your room, but no charges will be billed until check-out. The Village will also accept a personal check or money order as a deposit. Deposits are refundable if notice of cancellation is received by The Village at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is 10:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfasts and Receptions

Continental breakfasts, including bagels, muffins, pastries, coffee, tea, and juice, will be available each morning at 8:00 a.m. outside the meeting room.

There will be a reception on Monday and Tuesday evenings following the meeting at The Village. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Transportation (Please make reservations EARLY!)

There are two major airports that you can fly into to get to Breckenridge: Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs Airport. Both airports have shuttle service to and from The Village in Breckenridge, so renting a car will not be necessary, and there is a free shuttle service within Breckenridge once you are there. The details of flying into both airports are outlined below.

1. Denver International Airport (DIA)

DIA is about 110 miles from Breckenridge on I-70 or about a 2 hour drive.

Shuttle Service:
Resort Express @ 1-800-334-7433. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. You will need to provide your arrival and departure information and a credit card number. Frequency: Every 90 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. from DIA to Breckenridge. From The Village to DIA, the schedule is every 90 minutes beginning at 5:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $35 one way/$70 round trip negotiated especially for workshop participants. Make sure to mention you are part of the CSM Workshop for this rate.

By car from DIA
Take I-70 west from Denver to Exit #203 (just past Frisco). Then go south on Colorado Highway #9 to Breckenridge.

2. Colorado Springs Airport

The airport is 125 miles from Breckenridge, or about a 2.5 hour drive from Colorado Springs.

Shuttle Service:
Timberline Express @ 1-800-288-1375. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. You will need to provide your arrival and departure information and a credit card number. Frequency: Three departures daily from Colorado Springs Airport @ 11:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.; from The Village at Breckenridge daily @ 6:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. Cost: $40 one way/$78 round trip.

By car from Colorado Springs
Take Hwy 24 west through Woodland Park until it intersects Route #9. Then follow Route #9 north, across Hoosier Pass, into Breckenridge.

Maps to Breckenridge and to The Village Resort once in Breckenridge are shown here.


Recreation, Restaurants, and Shopping

Breckenridge is packed with shops and restaurants, too many to list here. The Village Resort has several restaurants on site as well.

Breckenridge is a major tourist destination all 12 months of the year. If you plan to come early or stay longer and would like to take advantage of some of the great activities offered in the area, it would be well worth the effort to get a vacation guide from the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at 1-800-221-1091.


Contact:

For more information, email: paulad@ucar.edu