Let's be real… altitude sickness mixed with dranky drank is a major no-no. You have to try to beat it before it beats you. This mountain sickness can affect the whole body, as it is a result of a loss of oxygen and reduced air pressure. Symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea

To prevent this from happening, you should to start the healing process before you arrive to Music Fest! Here are some tips for those Steamboat newbies:

  1. Drink PLENTY of water (you need to intake that oxygen because the air is dry at high altitudes)
  2. Make a gradual climb - the quicker you ascend, the more likely AS will occur.
  3. Take Tylenol!!!
  4. Know your limit. Your threshold at a higher altitude will be significantly lower than at a lower altitude. Be mindful of how much you drink and make sure for every alcoholic drink you intake, you are drinking twice as much water!
  5. If the above is not helping, decend to a lower altitude. If at a lower altitude you are still feeling these symptoms, visit a health care provider.