Posts Tagged ‘skiing advice’

Why Skiing is a Great Year-Round Activity

spring-skiing-photo-courtesy-of-crystal-mountainOnce Spring starts to bloom across the U.S., people start to pack their skis away in the closet, not to be used again until the following winter. They look to other warm weather outdoor activities to occupy their time. It doesn’t have to be this way though. Skiing is a great year round activity because of the reversed seasons in the Southern Hemisphere and there are still great ski spots that produce snow during even the warmest months. Check out the following reasons below to see why you shouldn’t pack your skis away this summer.

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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” »