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Fifth Annual CCSM Workshop

Breckenridge, Colorado - 27 to 29 June 2000

Logistical Information


Date: 27-29 June 2000 (Tuesday through Thursday)

Location: The Village at Breckenridge, Colorado, 1-800-800-STAY for reservations

Registration: Tuesday, 27 June 2000, 8:00 a.m. (includes Continental Breakfast) Registration Form

Agenda: Plenary Sessions


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.

Health Effects of High Altitude

As you go to higher altitudes, the barometric pressure decreases, the air is thinner, and less oxygen is available. The air is also dryer and the ultraviolet rays from the sun are stronger. At elevations of 8,000 plus feet, your body responds by breathing faster and more deeply, resulting in shortness of breath, especially on exertion. Many people develop mild symptoms of headache, nausea, trouble sleeping, and unusual tiredness, which is called acute mountain sickness. These symptoms usually go away in a day or two. If symptoms are severe, persist, or worsen, you should consult a doctor. A physician is on call 24 hours a day through the Breckenridge Medical Center. The effects of high altitude can be decreased by following these recommendations:

Registration

The workshop is open, but space is limited. Therefore, anyone interested in attending the workshop must send in a registration form by Friday, 5 May 2000. 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 needed and previous CCSM project participation.

Lodging (Please make reservations EARLY!)

We have secured a group rate at The Village at Breckenridge Resort for the workshop. We have reserved a block of rooms at the following rates:

Hotel Room -- $85.00
Liftside Studio -- $95.00
One Bedroom Suite -- $120.00
Two Bedroom Suite -- $145.00
Three Bedroom Suite -- $185.00
Chateaux 2 Bedroom -- $165.00
Chateaux 3 Bedroom -- $220.00

You can see the floor plans of all these rooms by looking at The Village webpage and clicking on Hotel or Condominium at the top of the page and then clicking on the type of room or condo you want to see. The tax is currently 10.952%. These rates will be honored before and after the conclusion of the CCSM Workshop, based on availability.

This year, you must make your own reservation for lodging. To make a reservation, call 1-800-800-STAY(7829) and identify the conference you are attending as the CSM Workshop to get the group rate. Please make your reservation EARLY or at least by 22 May 2000, 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 48 hours prior to arrival. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is 10:00 a.m.

Also, please note that if you decide to leave before your reservation departure date, you MUST change your reservation 48 hours in advance or you will be charged.

Continental Breakfasts and Reception

A continental breakfast will be available each morning at 8:00 a.m. in the atrium area of the conference center.

There will be a reception on Tuesday evening, 27 June 1999, following the meeting at The Village. Beer, wine, and snacks will be provided. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Transportation (Please make reservations EARLY!)

The airport that you can fly into to get to Breckenridge is Denver International Airport (DIA). The airport has shuttle service to and from The Village at Breckenridge, so renting a car will not be necessary, and there is a free shuttle service within Breckenridge once you are there. The details are outlined below.

Denver International Airport (DIA)

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

Shuttle Service:
Resort Express provides shuttle service from DIA to The Village. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance; all transportation must be prepaid. To make a reservation call 1-800-334-7433 or make your reservation online. 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: $38 one way/$76 round trip, negotiated especially for workshop participants. Make sure to mention you are part of the CSM Workshop for this rate. If you do need to cancel your reservation, you must notify Resort Express at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled shuttle time for a refund. No refund is given if notice of cancellation is less than 24 hours in advance. Upon arrival at DIA, please check in at the Resort Express counter located on Level 5, Baggage Claim level.

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.

A map to The Village at Breckenridge Resort is shown by scrolling down to Directions to The Village.


Recreation, Restaurants, and Shopping -- Breckenridge Music Festival

This year during the CCSM Workshop, the Breckenridge Music Festival begins. The festival runs from 24 June through mid-August. For more information, call 970-453-9142.

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, send e-mail to: lydia@ucar.edu