HEALTH AT HIGH ALTITUDE
High Altitude PrecautionsIf you live at a lower elevation, enjoy your Beaver Creek vacation even more by preparing before you get here. Once you arrive, take it easy at first. Altitude reduces the amount of oxygen available in the air, and your body may need some time to adjust. Symptoms of altitude sickness include shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping, dizziness and reduced appetite.
- Drink plenty of water during the day (64 oz.) and keep it by your bedside
- Avoid excessive tobacco or alcohol consumption
- Get plenty of rest
Adequate ClothingMountain weather changes quickly and the air temperature drops at high elevations when evening falls. Bring and wear clothing that you can layer so you can comfortably adjust to temperature changes.
- Rain jackets
- Appropriate shoes
- Long sleeve shirts (not only for warmth but to protect you from the sun)
Sun ProtectionAt 10,000 feet (3,048 m), exposure to the sun is 40% greater than it is at sea level. Don't forget to pack and wear sunscreen (at least SPF 15), a hat and sunglasses.
Enjoy your Beaver Creek vacation even more when you prepare for traveling to high altitude. Contact St. James Place today by email or call 970-845-9300 to make your reservation today.
*Photo courtesy Jack Affleck Photography