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Tips to Reduce High Altitude Sickness on a Ski Trip

Skiing involves some of the highest elevations you’ll ever experience. For example, out west, elevations for skiiers can range from 6,000 to 12,000 feet. Altitude sickness is a temporary illness caused by the elevation and lack of oxygen. Some people not experience it at all, and others will. There are some pretty simple, everyday steps you can take to avoid altitude sickness and reduce its effects. Even taking a painkiller, like Ibuprofen, can help reduce altitude sickness. If you’re one of the select few that might find it troubling to breathe at the ski resort, here are some tips to reduce the effects. Continue reading “Tips to Reduce High Altitude Sickness on a Ski Trip” »