Eighth Annual CCSM Workshop
Breckenridge, Colorado, 24 to 26 June 2003

Logistical Information

Date: 24-26 June 2003 (Tuesday through Thursday; workshop adjourns Thursday at 1 p.m.)

Schedule:
Location: The Village at Breckenridge Resort, 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC8CNCR for reservations by 13 May 2003

Registration: Online Registration

Agenda: Workshop Agenda



Air and Ground Travel for CCSM Workshop -- Discounted Air Travel and Ground Transportation Provided by Peak Destinations

Please call Peak Destinations to make your air and ground (shuttle) travel reservations. Peak Destinations offers wholesale air and rental car discounts and has negotiated a special group rate for shuttle transportation to Breckenridge. Call 1-877-754-7112 to make your travel plans. In addition, Peak Destinations can help you with extended stays throughout Colorado and activities, such as river rafting, horseback riding, etc.

Lodging (Please make reservations EARLY or by 13 May 2003 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 2 days before and 2 days after the conclusion of the CCSM Workshop, based on availability.

Reservations: 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC8CNCR
Meeting Name: CCSM Workshop (to get group rates)
Make Reservation by: 13 May 2003
Cancellation Policy for Refund: 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 see Air and Ground Travel above or call Peak Destinations at 1-877-754-7112 to make your travel plans).

By car from DIA:

Take I-70 west from Denver to Exit #203 (just before 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, 24 June 2003, 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:

Registration

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 by close of business Friday, 4 April 2003.



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.

Contact

Inquiries regarding the workshop should be directed to:

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