Sixth Annual CCSM Workshop
Breckenridge, Colorado - 26 to 28 June 2001
Date: 26-28 June 2001 (Tuesday through Thursday)
Location: The Village at
Breckenridge Resort, 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC7CATM for reservations by 24
- Tuesday, 26 June 2001, Plenary Session with Invited Speakers
and Working Group Meetings (Atmosphere, Ocean, Land)
- Tuesday evening there will be a reception.
- Wednesday, 27 June 2001, Plenary Session with Invited Speakers and
Working Group Meetings (Polar Climate, Biogeochemistry, Climate Change
- Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., Open Forum on Status and Process of CCSM
- Thursday, 28 June 2001, Plenary Session with Invited Speakers and
Working Group Meetings (Paleoclimate, Climate Variability, Software
- Thursday afternoon (3:15 p.m.), 28 June 2001, Plenary Session with
Working Group Reports
Registration Form and onsite on Tuesday, 26 June 2001, 7:30 a.m.
(includes Continental Breakfast)
Agenda: Draft Agenda
Air Travel for CCSM Workshop - 15% Discount until 20 April 2001 on
United Airlines with $10 Agency Fee
This year all air travel will be provided by our travel agency, Boulder
Travel. They have negotiated a 15% discount on
United Airlines for anyone attending the CCSM Workshop and using
Boulder Travel to provide travel arrangements. You must purchase your
ticket through Boulder Travel by Friday, 20 April 2001. A 10%
discount will be given by United if an airline ticket is purchased
after 20 April 2001. After 20 April, the best priced tickets will be
ones purchased 14 to 21 days in advance of travel.
To make travel arrangements through Boulder Travel, please contact
Marti Gibson by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at
1-800-336-0380 ext. 1222, or by fax at 303-443-4081. If Marti is
unavailable, you can contact Renee at 1-800-336-0380 ext. 1226.
Please note that Boulder Travel will charge an additional $10 fee per
ticket for their services.
Lodging (Please make reservations EARLY or by 24 May 2001 latest!)
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 -- $88.00
Liftside Studio -- $98.00
One Bedroom Suite -- $128.00
Two Bedroom Suite -- $148.00
Three Bedroom Suite -- $188.00
Chateaux 2 Bedroom -- $168.00
Chateaux 3 Bedroom -- $228.00
You can see the floor plans of all these rooms by looking at
website, clicking on Hotel or Condominium at
the top of the page and then 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.
Reservations: 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC7CATM
Meeting Name: CCSM Workshop (to get group rates)
Make Reservation by: 24 May 2001
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to arrival and
Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 10:00 a.m.
Parking at The Village: There is no charge for parking at The Village
for CCSM Workshop participants.
A credit card will be requested to guarantee your room, but no
charges will be billed until you 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. 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.
Ground Transportation from Denver to Breckenridge (Please make reservations EARLY!)
Resort Express provides shuttle service from Denver
International Airport (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. To get
the group rate, please use CCSM Workshop as the
group name. 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: $42 one way/$84 round trip,
negotiated especially for workshop participants. 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.
at DIA, please collect your luggage and check in at the Resort Express
counter to obtain a boarding pass. Your must check in 15 minutes
prior to your scheduled departure time to guarantee your seat. The
counter is 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. No parking charges will be assessed by The
Village for anyone attending the CCSM Workshop.
Continental Breakfasts and Reception
A continental breakfast will be available each morning at 8:00
a.m. outside the Ten Mile Room.
There will be a reception on Tuesday evening, 26 June 2001, following the
meeting at The Village. Beer and snacks will be provided. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
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, and anyone interested in attending the workshop
must complete an
online registration form before Friday, 4 May 2001.
participants MUST register. Limited travel funds
may be available, and the registration form should indicate details of
financial requirements needed and previous CCSM project participation.
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.
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