35th Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Clima tologists
12-15 July 2010, South Lake Tahoe, California
General Lake Tahoe Information
The 35th Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Climatologists will be held 12-15 July 2010, at the Embassy Suites, 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150. All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held in the Stanford Blaisdel Ballroom of the hotel.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at a special rate of:
- $124.00 (one King Bed, single occupancy, nonsmoking)
- $164.00 multiple (2 Queen Beds, single occupancy, nonsmoking).
- The hotel requires a minimum of 72 hours notice to cancel a reservation without a fee.
- The hotel charges a $75 early departure charge if you check out prior to the date set in your reservation (if the change is not made 72 hours in advance).
- At this time (4/10/2010), double occupancy, and single occupancy appear to be the same rate.
The main web site for the hotel is Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe - Hotel & Ski Resort. A special website has been set up for our group to register to stay at the hotel:
Hotel reservations must be made prior to 13 June 2010. A credit card is required for a guaranteed reservation. Reservations made after that date are on a space available basis and special room rates may not be available. We urge you to make reservations early since space is limited.
On-site registration: top
An AASC conference registration desk will be set up just outside the Stanford Blaisdel Ballroom of the hotel from 5:00-9:00 PM July 12th, and during the hours of the conference.
We urge you to preregister online. You will be able to register for our upcoming annual meeting on the AASC website. Credit card payments are accepted online through the service of PayPal. Note that you can also pay your AASC annual dues while registering, $100 for SC and RCC members, $40 for associate and new members. Registration costs to be determined soon.
Getting There: top
The conference site is easily accessible by car or shuttle from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nevada (http://renoairport.com). The Embassy Suites Hotel is located at 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 which is on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The South Tahoe Express shuttle offers shuttle service to the hotel from the Reno Tahoe Airport. Please see their website (http://www.southtahoeexpress.com/) for rates and times. An alternate route is to fly into Sacramento and drive up Highway 50 along the south fork of the American River and then up and over into the Tahoe Basin. It is a very scenic drive which takes about 2.5 hours.
FROM RENO - Take US-395 S for 33.7 miles. Turn right onto US-50 W. Continue for 22.1 miles.
FROM SACRAMENTO - Take US-50 E for 99.5 miles. Turn right onto Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Continue for 4.9 miles.
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $25/day. Alternate sites for self parking include nearby casino lots where rates vary (some are free).
Special Needs: top
It is our sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.
General Information about Lake Tahoe: top
Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States and the highest lake of its size in the country (surface elevation at 6225 feet above sea level). It is 22 miles long and 12 miles wide and has over 72 miles of shoreline. Lake Tahoe is noted for its legendary clarity (historically over 100 feet, but recently 67 feet). Mount Rose, where Dr. James E. Church invented the snow survey, is one of the many peaks surrounding the lake. Average July temperatures range from an average minimum of 47.5°F to an average maximum of 78.3°F. Extreme temperatures have reached 90°F and have fallen to the low 30s. Precipitation in July averages approximately 0.25 inches with rainfall coming from convective activity. The daily record precipitation for the July 12-15 time period at the Tahoe Airport is 0.04 inches on the 12th in 2002.
There are many attractions in and around the Tahoe Basin. In the Basin there are many opportunities for golf, hiking, biking, boating, and other outdoor recreation. Heavenly Ski Area operates a gondola located adjacent to the Embassy Suites Hotel that takes visitors up the mountain for a 2.4 mile 12 minute trip to an observation platform at 9,123 feet above sea level. Several historic homes such as Vikingsholm at Emerald Bay await exploration via tours. The Forest Service offers an interpretive center on the south shore of Lake Tahoe at their Taylor Creek Visitor Center. This trail includes a unique view of the creek with their Stream Profile Chamber. For those who are driving, Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park are not far and offer some amazing scenery. Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, is also nearby just off of the north side of the lake.