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WG14/J11 Meeting Information
2-6 February 1998
Keaton Consulting is pleased to host the next meeting of
WG14/J11 in Frisco, Colorado, high in the Rocky Mountains.
Location: Holiday Inn
1129 N. Summit Blvd.
Frisco, Colorado 80443
Voice: +1 970 668 5000
Fax: +1 970 668 0718
US toll-free reservations: +1 800 HOLIDAY
Cutoff Date: Please reserve your room by 1 January 1998.
A block of rooms at the Holiday Inn has been reserved under the
group name "ISO C" at the special meeting rate of 129 USD per day
single occupancy. The rooms have been reserved from the Saturday
night before the meeting through the Saturday night after the
meeting. The hotel is a 1.5 hour drive or shuttle ride west from
Denver International Airport on a major interstate highway, I-70. It
is located in the Rocky Mountains, just west of the North American
Continental Divide, at an altitude of approximately 2900m
(approximately 9500 feet) above sea level.
The hotel is adjacent to the Frisco exit from I-70 (exit 201),
on the south side of the highway, easily visible before taking the
exit. From Denver International Airport, simply follow the exit road
for 10 minutes to I-70, and then go west for about 1.5 hours.
Car rentals are unnecessary but can be obtained at Denver
International Airport. A shuttle runs from the airport to the hotel
and back 9 times a day at a special "ISO C" rate of 35 USD each way.
The shuttle company is Resort Express, +1 970 468 7600, or US
toll-free at +1 800 334 7433.
Free bus lines link the hotel with surrounding attractions,
including local ski areas such as Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge,
Copper Mountain, and Keystone. The free bus lines also go to other
recreational facilities including areas for cross-country skiing and
snowmobiling, as well as nearby towns. A low-cost bus goes to Vail
and Beaver Creek.
If you rent a car, please be aware that there could be a snow
storm in progress when you arrive, which will require special driving
skills and lengthen travel times.
Questions: David Keaton
1630 30th Street, No. 311
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Voice: +1 500 FIND DMK (+1 500 346 3365)
Alternate: +1 303 442 0284
Fax: +1 303 442 0598
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How to Enjoy High Altitude Locations
At nearly two miles above sea level, your visit can best be
enjoyed by having the proper respect for the effects of high
altitude, and preparing for them. The rarefied atmosphere does
Dry Skin: You will probably want to bring some good,
nongreasy hand cream even if you normally
never use any. Lip balm is helpful as well.
Altitude Sickness: There is 30-40% less oxygen at this altitude
than at sea level. Most people will never
notice the difference except during vigorous
exercise. However, a few people sometimes
have difficulty. If you get severe headaches
while visiting, it is best to see a doctor
because it might be altitude sickness.
Doctors in the area can prescribe medicine
that will help. The ultimate cure is just to
return to a lower altitude for a while.
If you think you might be susceptible to
altitude sickness, it would be best to spend a
night in Denver (about half the altitude of
Frisco) before coming to the meeting.
Gradually increasing the altitude can lessen
the probability of altitude sickness.
Physical Exertion: People in good physical shape will be capable
of exercising just as hard at high altitude as
at sea level, although for a shorter amount of
time. Even so, it is best for everyone to
avoid exertion for the first day in Frisco.
This gives the body time to adapt to the new
conditions and will make exercise easier later
on during the visit. It also reduces the
probability of altitude sickness.
Temperature: Expect anywhere from -20C to 0C (-4F to 32F).
If a warm front comes through, it could get
warmer than this. When outdoors, it is best
to dress in removable layers because the
temperature can vary considerably during the
If you plan to go night skiing at Keystone (an
experience not to be missed), prepare for
temperatures as low as -25C (-13F) at the top.
This is a feature, not a bug. Below about
-7F, the snow takes on a special quality of
slipperiness that makes skiing even more fun.
Weather: Highly variable. There could be a blizzard or
you might never see a cloud the entire time.
The only thing I can promise is no rain.