If you’re traveling to a 420 friendly high altitude ski destination in Colorado this winter, such as Breckenridge, Vail, Telluride… it’s important that you understand how higher elevations can affect you. With a lowest reading of elevation perched at 9,600 feet above sea level, Breckenridge is one of the highest ski towns in 420 friendly Colorado. This 3 hour trip up there can help a lot with adjusting to the heights so we have some 420 Friendly HIGH altitude tips for skiers.
Now for most of you 420 travelers will find the altitude of Colorado has a relatively low effect on you , but it can be different for others. It is not uncommon to notice a headache or have a bit of trouble sleeping for the first couple of days after getting there. Problem is some visitors will have more severe symptoms including nausea, vomiting, significant headaches and shortness of breath. The good news is that by following a few simple precautions, most travelers can mitigate the effect of altitude to the point that they are barely noticeable at all.
Try to drink a lot of fluids mostly water, each day to keep you going fine and smoke cannabis lightly as you are at altitude.
Spending a night in Denver before traveling to the higher elevations can also be an effective method of acclimating. At an elevation of 5,280 feet, Denver offers an ideal median altitude to adjust to before moving on to higher elevations. there are a lot of retail cannabis stores there also that you can get some supplies from.
It’s always a good idea to take things easy for the first day or two after your arrival in Colorado, Exhausting yourself by skiing from the time the mountain opens to the time it closes can bring on the symptoms of altitude sickness, even days after your arrival.
Light activity is better for acclimating than bed rest, even if you do not feel well. Lying in bed or sleeping decreases the body’s rate of respiration which can actually amplify the effects of altitude sickness. Even if you’re not feeling one hundred percent, a short walk around town will help your body adjust to its new surroundings much faster than trying to sleep off symptoms.
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