CMG - Geophysical Turbulence Program Workshop
"Modeling Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence:
Application to Planetary and Stellar Dynamos."
27-30 June 2006; Boulder, Colorado, USA
YOU *MUST* USE A U.S. CARRIER IF YOU ARE
RECEIVING *ANY* AIRLINE REIMBURSEMENT FROM NCAR
The closest commerical airport to Boulder is the
Denver International Airport (DIA)
Denver's airport is a long way from Boulder. A taxi
is guaranteed to cost in exycess of $60 or $70 one-way, for
example, and is not a reimburseable
expense. There are two good alternatives to taxis to get from
DIA to Boulder. The SuperShuttle and the RTD SkyRide.
The SuperShuttle will take you door-to-door for around $25.
The RTD SkyRide (specifically, the "AB") will take you to the main
Boulder bus terminal (which is a nice one, BTW) where you catch the
205, the BOLT, or the JUMP to the Golden Buff Lodge
at 28th and Canyon. (The JUMP drops you off a block south of the Buff.)
Make sure you ask the AB driver for a transfer when you get off and the
whole one-way trip is yours for $10. The 205 runs every 15 minutes
the vast majority of the time.
But, first things first ...
Denver's airport -- DIA
has three concourses and a main terminal connected by an
underground train. Concourse A is closest to the main terminal,
C is farthest away. The ONLY way to get from Concourses B and C
to the main terminal is by this train. Really. Concourse A has
an indoor elevated walkway, but it is a long one. You may want
to take the train just because. The train simply goes up and
down the line: C--B--A--Main.
Even if you get on going the wrong direction, you will ultimately
wind up at the main terminal a few minutes later.
The Main Terminal
When you come up the stairs from the train (and face the
huge water sculpture), you are at the same level as baggage
claim. The main terminal is oriented North-South, there are
baggage claims on both the East and West sides. They are
numbered, so if your number is not on your current side ...
you get one more guess.
This is also the right floor to find the ticket
counters for ground transportation.
You really have three choices. If you're fabulously wealthy
(remember, not reimburseable) and enjoy driving
long distances in heavy traffic, you can rent a car at any one
of the agencies in the main terminal area.
Otherwise, you can take the Supershuttle ($25 one-way) or the RTD ($10 one-way,
$18 round-trip with a prepaid ticket available in the Airport terminal).
Once you're in Boulder, public transportation is easy and convenient.
You can buy a ticket for the Supershuttle at one of their counters
somewhere between the train exit and the baggage claim.
The SuperShuttle is a door-to-door service, so you can tell them exactly
where you want to go.
Best Western Golden Buff Lodge
1725 28th Street
The AB line goes between the Airport
and Boulder. It picks up passengers and luggage on the WEST
side of DIA first, then circles to the EAST side and does the same.
If you see it pulling away from the WEST side, sometimes you can actually
hustle back through the terminal to the EAST side and still catch them!
You pick up the AB on Level 5, Island 5, outside door
506 on the West side; or Level 5, Island 5, outside
door 513, on the East side. You pay as you get
on the bus -OR- you can buy tickets at the RTD kiosk on the 5th
floor of the terminal (the one with the huge water sculpture)
and give them to the driver. If you do not have $10 exactly,
you will need to get a ticket at the RTD counter.
Round-trip tickets are $18 at the RTD counter.
is different for weekdays/Saturdays/Sundays. The weekend schedule
for the AB is pretty much hourly; first bus at 6:15AM, last bus at 11:20PM.
They are usually very prompt. The RTD is clean, comfortable, and the
driver will handle your bags much like a skycab; you're not fighting with
the bags on the bus, they're stored below. Again -- you will need
exactly $10 or a prepaid ticket, the driver cannot make change.