Aspen 2010 travel page: Rennan Barkana

2010 Aspen Winter Conference on Astrophysics
February 7-13, 2010

The High Redshift Universe: A Multi-Wavelength View

Travel and other Practical Information

Traveling to Aspen:
Make reservations far in advance, since winter weekend travel to Aspen is very popular. Flying from Denver to Aspen takes about 35 minutes and is served by United Express, 1-800-241-6522 and Frontier Airlines 1-888-269-8379. There are direct flights to Aspen from Chicago, Los Angeles & San Francisco (United Airlines), and on Delta Airlines from Salt Lake City, Utah and Atlanta, Georgia. You may also choose to fly into Eagle, Colorado, which is 80 minutes by car from Aspen. Ground transportation is available from both Denver (5 hours) and Eagle (1.5 hours) through Colorado Mountain Express: 1-800-525-6363, Fax #: 970-949-5032. Reservations are required. To get the discounted rate, mention that you are with the PHYSICS Group. You can also arrange to rent a car or get a ride with another participant. Sign up on our RideBoard on our home page. The login password is: highway82. If you are driving from Denver, please note that INDEPENDENCE PASS IS CLOSED DURING THE WINTER! Take I-70 to Glenwood Springs and then Highway 82 to Aspen.

Arrival at the Meadows:
If you arrive by air, you may call the Aspen Meadows from the airport at 970-925-4240 for complimentary shuttle service. If you arrive by ground transportation, their address is 845 Meadows Road. If you arrive by car, drive north on either 7th or 8th Street, and you will be directed to the hotel. Cars are not needed in Aspen, but if you bring one, parking is free at the Meadows and at the Center. Breakfast is included in your reservation and served at The Meadows. The meetings are held at the Aspen Center for Physics, located a short walk from The Meadows.

Please see the
housing page for instructions on paying for registration and the banquet.

A registration reception will be held at the Aspen Center for Physics from 18:30 - 20:30 on Sunday evening. The Meadows shuttle can bring you, or it is a 5 minute walk. If you want to explore the local restaurants after check-in, there are free local shuttle buses to take you to town from the Physics Center. And the hotel has a restaurant and a bar menu if you prefer to eat there. If you arrive after 20:30 on Sunday, you may register the following morning at the Aspen Center for Physics, where your meetings will take place.

Students will receive $500 towards expenses. In addition, each participant attending the banquet will receive around $40 towards expenses, effectively making the banquet almost free for participants. Spouses and guests will have to pay the full $55 price.

Computer Facilities:
The Aspen Center for Physics has wireless and ethernet internet access, a printer and a scanner available for your use. There is no access to the ACP network from off-campus. If you are coming from a foreign country you may need to bring an adaptor for the electrical connection.

The elevation of the town is nearly 8,000 feet, so consider the effects of the altitude during your first few days, drink lots of water and don't overdo the exercise. Aspen offers a wide variety of winter sports, including downhill and cross-country skiing, ice-skating, and walking. Equipment can be rented for all activities, and instruction is also available. We have obtained ski lift tickets at a rate of $63 for a full day's ticket. This is cheaper than the half-day rate or multi-day rate. You may purchase them at the Center during your stay. IF YOU NEED TICKETS BEFORE SUNDAY EVENING, PLEASE LET US KNOW BY THE THURSDAY BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL, AND WE WILL ARRANGE TO HAVE THEM FOR YOU AT THE MEADOWS UPON CHECK-IN. Also, if you plan to rent skis, we will direct you to the shops that will give you a discount.

Exit Report:
We would appreciate hearing your views on the workshop: the format, productivity, conference and lodging facilities, etc.

phone: (970)925-2585 fax: (970)920-1167 email:

Background: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team