11th Annual CCSM Workshop
The Village at Breckenridge
20-22 June 2006
Date: 20-22 June 2006 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
Location: Village at Breckenridge, Breckenridge, Colorado, Event Name: 11th Annual CCSM Workshop, Group Code BC7CCAR,
1-888-525-1787. The hotel room block cut-off date is Wednesday, 24 May 2005.
Registration: Deadline to request travel funds is Friday, 28 April 2006.
Administrative Fee: The administrative fee is $100 per person, and it must be paid by check made payable to UCAR and mailed to Barbara Ballard, NCAR, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000 before the workshop.
Draft 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 for the CCSM
Workshop. The discount does not apply to United's codeshare
partners. Please contact Jean Ann Goldsberry at email@example.com.
There is an agent fee of $30 per ticket.
Lodging (Please make reservations EARLY or by 24 May 2006 latest!)
We have secured a group rate at The Village at
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 -- $89.00
Executive Suite -- $102.00
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite -- $132.00
Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite -- $152.00
Premium Two Bedroom Suite -- $172.00
Premium Three-Bedroom Suite -- $232.00
You can see the floor plans of all these rooms by looking at
The Village Accommodations Website.
The tax is currently
10.55%. These rates will be honored from 17-25 June 2006.
Reservations: 1-888-525-1787 Group Code BC7CCAR
Meeting Name: 11th Annual CCSM Workshop (to get group rates)
Make Reservation by: 24 May 2006
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 when you check in for incidentals.
Also, please note that if you do need to cancel your hotel reservation, you must do so or you will be charged for one night's room rental.
Ground Transportation from Denver to Breckenridge (Please make
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 $53 each way/$106 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.
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:
west from Denver to Exit #203 (just past Frisco). Then go south on
Colorado Highway #9 to Breckenridge.
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.
Posters will be available to view throughout the workshop in the Forest Room.
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
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
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 the registration form.
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 Friday, 28 April 2006.
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.
Inquiries regarding the workshop should be directed to:
NCAR/Community Climate System Model Program Office
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307