Seventh Annual CCSM Workshop
Breckenridge, Colorado, 25 to 27 June 2002

Logistical Information

Date: 25-27 June 2002 (Tuesday through Thursday)

Location: The Village at Breckenridge Resort, 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC9CCSM for reservations by 24 May 2002

Registration: Online Registration

Agenda: Workshop Agenda

Air Travel for CCSM Workshop--Up to a 15% Discount until 19 April 2002 on United Airlines with $20 travel agency ticket fee

This year all air travel will be provided by our travel agency, Boulder Travel. They have negotiated up to a 15% discount on United Airlines for anyone attending the CCSM Workshop and using Boulder Travel to provide travel arrangements. To receive a discount, you must purchase your ticket through Boulder Travel by Friday, 19 April 2002. To make travel arrangements through Boulder Travel, please contact Kris Marwitz by e-mail at or by phone at 1-800-336-0380 ext. 1446. If Kris is unavailable, you can contact Jean Ann at 1-800-336-0380 ext. 1441. Please note that Boulder Travel will charge an additional $20 fee per ticket for their services.

Lodging (Please make reservations EARLY or by 24 May 2002 latest!)

We have secured a group rate at The Village at Breckenridge Resort for the workshop. The Village meets the fire and life safety requirements of the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990. We have reserved a block of rooms at the following rates:

Hotel Room -- $90.00
Liftside Studio -- $100.00
One Bedroom Suite -- $130.00
Two Bedroom Suite -- $150.00
Three Bedroom Suite -- $190.00
Chateaux 2 Bedroom -- $170.00
Chateaux 3 Bedroom -- $230.00

You can see the floor plans of all these rooms by looking at The Village Accommodations website. The tax is currently 11.05%. These rates will be honored before and after the conclusion of the CCSM Workshop, based on availability.

Reservations: 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC9CCSM
Meeting Name: CCSM Workshop (to get group rates)
Make Reservation by: 24 May 2002
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to arrival and departure dates
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!)

Shuttle Service:

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" as the group name. You will need to provide your arrival and departure information and a credit card number. Schedule (click on Spring/Summer): 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: $44 one way/$88 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. Upon arrival 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:

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 here. 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 in the Atrium area of the Liftside Inn.

There will be a poster session and reception on Tuesday evening, 25 June 2002, following the meeting at The Village. Beer and snacks will be provided. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

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 8000 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:


The workshop is open, and anyone interested in attending the workshop must complete the online registration form. All participants MUST register. Limited travel funds may be available, and the registration form must indicate details of financial requirements needed and information on current CCSM work or planned future work. All requests for travel funding must be received via online registration before Monday, 1 April 2002.

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.


Inquiries regarding the workshop should be directed to:

Lydia Shiver
NCAR/Climate System Model Program Office
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307
Phone: 303-497-1320
Fax: 303-497-1314