Whether you and your family are visiting the famous ski resorts located in Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, or Snowmass, CO or you're going on a Rocky Mountain exploration with friends, visiting an area at a higher elevation than what you're used to increases your risk of developing altitude illness or acute mountain sickness (AMS).
Altitude illness or AMS is a result of your body picking up less than 100% oxygenation. When rising in elevation, the atmospheric pressure decreases, causing the air to expand, resulting in thin air. Since the air is thinner, there is less oxygen per cubic foot, resulting in symptoms of altitude illness.
Please keep in mind that a Doctor's prescription is required.