Rocky Mountain HIGH…Altitude Sickness

Going skiing for winter break? Mountains are my favorite destination, but…please remember that the high altitude can come with medical challenges. Be aware of signs and symptoms of “mountain sickness” (aka. altitude sickness) and if you are susceptible to this issue, look closely at ski resort altitudes- there is a wide variation.

HOW HIGH do you have to be for altitude sickness?

There is not a set elevation for typical mountain vacations that affects everyone. Symptoms are uncommon at altitudes below 5000 feet above sea level, and fairly common above 8000 feet. If you fly to a higher elevation … Read more