How Does Oxygen Prevent Mountain Sickness?

If you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, or shortness of breath during traveling to high altitudes, acute mountain sickness might be the reason behind it. Acute mountain sickness – also known as altitude sickness or high altitude pulmonary edema – occurs at high elevation (roughly 8,000 feet or 2,400 meters above sea level). Many symptoms of […]

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What can I do to cure or treat altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is an uncomfortable and disrupting condition that affects some individuals when they travel to high-altitude destinations.  As you climb to a higher altitude, the amount of oxygen you breathe in declines due to “thin air”. Once you reach heights of over 8,000 feet, the oxygen levels in the air gets significantly lower. It […]

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How can I avoid altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness, also commonly known as mountain sickness, is an illness caused due to decreasing amount of oxygen at above sea level altitudes usually around 4,800 ft. This sickness mainly occurs when individuals travel from lower altitudes to higher altitude in less than one day. There are many signs of altitude sickness, and in general […]

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Fix Your Guests’ Thin Air Sleep

So many of us living in high altitude communities around the country share a similar experience. We love our mountain homes. So much in fact, that we want to share our passion for our beautiful mountain communities with our friends and family from all over the country and beyond. We invite guests to venture to […]

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What Is Altitude Sickness and What To Do About It

Altitude sickness can make you feel bad during your time in the mountains. Most people will never reach peak oxygen saturation at high altitude. When the oxygen saturation in your blood drops, your muscles can’t work as hard causing fatigue. The blood vessels of your brain dilate, causing headache. Your body needs to work harder […]

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Predicting Who Will Get Altitude Sick

Acute mountain sickness (headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue and insomnia) is caused by the lack of oxygen at higher altitudes according to the National Institutes of Health. Not everyone is affected by altitude, but among visitors to Colorado’s ski areas the incidence is 22% at 8,000 feet and 40% at 10,000 feet. The higher you go […]

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What to Do for Altitude Headaches?

If you get altitude sickness you are not alone Altitude induced headache occurs in nearly 50% of people at heights over 10,000 feet. The top of Vail Mountain is over 11,500 feet. Aspen’s summit is 12,510 feet Telluride is over 12,255 feet. In all of these areas, most of the skiing is done above 10,000 […]

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Can Oxygen Bars at Ski Resorts Really Help You Beat Altitude Sickness?

Condensed and Edited Article in Conde Nast by Cassie Shortsleeve February 11, 2017 Ski resorts are now providing services to help prevent—or, at least, ease—altitude sickness. We tried them out. Sitting in the lobby of One Ski Hill Place, a luxury lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado, with a plastic tube in each nostril, breathing through an […]

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Aging and Altitude Some Good News: A Study on 10th Mtn. Division Vets

IF YOU’RE INTO MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAIN SPORTS, someday you will wonder how much longer you can ski, climb and trek on the mountains you love. Some exceptional men and women do strenuous sports well into their seventies, but what about altitude? The oxygen available in the air decreases as you go higher; how will this […]

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