Tenth Annual CCSM Workshop

The Village at Breckenridge
Breckenridge, Colorado
21-23 June 2005

Logistical Information

Date: 21-23 June 2005 (Tuesday through Thursday at noon)

Location: Village at Breckenridge, Breckenridge, Colorado, Event Name: NCAR/CCSM Workshop, Group Code BC9CNR5, 1-888-525-1787. The hotel room block cut-off date is Monday, 16 May 2005.

Registration: Registration is closed. (Deadline to request travel funds is Monday, 11 April 2005.)

Agenda: 10th Annual CCSM Workshop Agenda



Airline Reservations for CCSM Workshop

NCAR's travel agency, Boulder Travel, is available to help with your airline reservations. Boulder Travel has negotiated with United Airlines for an airfare discount of 5% for the CCSM Workshop. The discount does not apply to United's codeshare partners. Please contact Jean Ann Goldsberry at jeananng@bouldertravel.com. There is an agent fee of $30 per ticket.

Lodging (Please make reservations EARLY or by 16 May 2005 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:

Village Hotel Room -- $92.00
Village Studio -- $102.00
Village One Bedroom -- $132.00
Village Two Bedroom -- $152.00
Village Three Bedroom -- $192.00
Village Chateaux 2 Bedroom -- $172.00
Village Chateaux 3 Bedroom -- $232.00

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 three (3) days before and three (3) days after the conclusion of the CCSM Workshop, based on availability.

Reservations: 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC9CNR5
Meeting Name: 10th Annual CCSM Workshop (to get group rates)
Make Reservation by: 16 May 2005
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 a deposit equal to your first night's room charge. 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 your scheduled arrival less a $25.00 processing fee. Also, please note that if you do not cancel, arrive later than scheduled, or leave early, you will be charged for the total number of days you reserved.



Ground Transportation from Denver to Breckenridge (Please make reservations EARLY!)

Shuttle Service:

Colorado Mountain Express (CME) 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 1-800-525-6363. To get the group rate of $50 each way/$100 round trip, please tell the reservations person that the discount code is "CCSM." You will need to provide your arrival and departure information and a credit card number. If you do need to cancel your reservation, you must notify Colorado Mountain 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 Colorado Mountain Express counter. 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 Posters

A continental breakfast will be available each morning in the Atrium area of the Liftside Inn.

There will be a Poster Session on Tuesday, 21 June 2005, and the posters will be available to view throughout the workshop.



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 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, 11 April 2005.



Recreation, Restaurants, and Shopping

Breckenridge is packed with shops and restaurants, too many to list here. The Village Resort has several restaurants onsite 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