Where to Stay
Keystone Resort, situated in the heart of Colorado's spectacularly beautiful Rocky Mountains, will again be the venue for our fourteenth annual international programming
conference, Colorado Software Summit 2005. At an average altitude of just under 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), Keystone is approximately two miles (just over three kilometers) closer to the stars than those poor folks stuck at sea level. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests, it is a beautiful location. The conference facilities are world class, and the conference center itself is surrounded by top quality lodging.
We urge you to secure your accommodations as soon as possible. A
block of rooms close to the Conference Center and available at special conference rates
is being held for Colorado Software Summit attendees, but only through
August 2005. If you book your room after August, you may be farther
away than you would like from the Conference Center (there are free
shuttle buses to take you there). Although Keystone has plenty of
rooms for all of our attendees, they will not hold those rooms beyond
the end of August, and it is possible (although very unlikely) that you might not be able
to reserve a room at Keystone at all if you try to book your room
later than August.
Room Reservations at Keystone Resort
To make your room reservations, you will need to contact Keystone Resort
directly. When you reserve your room at Keystone, be sure to mention our special Colorado Software Summit
group code, CB3CCS3, or tell them you are with the Colorado Software Summit group. The phone numbers at Keystone for room reservations
You could save money and time if you let Keystone Resort make your travel reservations.
Keystone is one of Colorado's premier ski resorts, and it is owned by Vail Associates,
which also owns Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge. Because these combined resorts book so many travelers each year, they can offer discounted travel fares
not available elsewhere. Simply ask for travel information when booking
your accommodations, and compare the air fares offered to your locally
obtainable rates to see which is the better bargain. At the same time you make your room reservations, Keystone can also make arrangements for you for the shuttle
from the Denver International Airport.
Summit County, Colorado
When you are not immersed in Colorado Software Summit activities, we hope you
will enjoy the natural surroundings, friendly western culture and opportunities
for things to do. Keystone Resort has information on hand and is available to
help you plan excursions of all types.
A word about climate . . .
Colorado mountain weather is, at best, unpredictable. Temperatures can
easily range from sunny and 60°F (16°C) to snow, all in one week — and
often, all in one day! Because of Keystone's closeness to the sun,
at almost two miles (or 3.2 kilometers) above sea level, it usually feels
warmer during the day than the temperature would indicate. However, as
soon as the sun sets, the temperature drops with it. The range between
the daytime high temperature and the nighttime low temperature is typically
about 30 degrees Fahrenheit, so a daytime 60°F (16°C) is likely
to become a nighttime 30°F (-1°C). Best advice: bring comfortable,
casual clothing that can be easily layered.