Fifth Annual CCSM Workshop
Breckenridge, Colorado - 27 to 29 June 2000
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 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
- Increase Fluid Intake -- drink two or three times more fluid
than usual; water and juices are best.
- Avoid alcohol and minimize caffeine on your day of arrival and one
to two days thereafter.
- Decrease salt intake -- salt causes your body to retain fluid, which increases the severity of altitude illness.
- Eat frequent small meals high in carbohydrates, low in fat, and
low in protein.
- Moderate physical activity and get plenty of rest.
- Medications and oxygen can help you feel much better. Diamox is a
prescription drug that prevents the unpleasant symptoms for many
people. Experience suggests that a small dose of Diamox suffices:
125mgs the morning before you arrive at altitude, again that evening,
and each morning and night for two days after arrival. For further
information, please consult your physician.
- Studies have shown that spending 1 to 2 nights at a modest
altitude of 5000 to 6000 feet decreases symptoms when you go higher.
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
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.
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:
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.
For more information, send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org