Thrive At Altitude

Come To The Mountains Prepared

Northstar sits at 6330' above sea level, which can have an effect on your health if you don't prepare correctly. High altitude begins at 5,000 feet which means lower oxygen levels and the potential to catch altitude sickness. Sun damage may also occur at high altitudes because there is less of earth's atmosphere to block the sunlight. Luckily, there are several ways to thrive during your stay.

Weather in the mountains is notorious for being inconsistent and shifting unexpectedly. With product built in tandem with our outdoor professionals that can't choose their day, Helly Hansen apparel will keep you protected no matter what mother nature throws your way.
Sun protection isn’t just for vacation. When it comes to sun protection, most people tend to think only about sunburns, which are caused by UVB(urning) rays. UVA(ging) rays enter the skin’s surface even deeper, leading to signs of aging and are the major culprits in skin cancer. The great news, all of Supergoop’s products are Broad Spectrum, and protect against Infrared rays too. Protect yourself. Every. Single. Day.™
Stay Hydrated
Higher altitude = lower humidity and oxygen. This means you lose more water through exertion and faster respiration, resulting in risk of dehydration.

Plan to drink at least 1-1.5 liters of water daily. It may also help to increase your intake of carbohydrates with sports drinks like Gatorade! We sell bottled Aquafina at our on-mountain dining locations.
Watch Your Alcohol Intake

Who doesn't like a frosty beer or delicious cocktail during a day on the mountain?!  Please... celebrate your day with a drink or two but don't forget to hydrate inbetween drinks.

Alcohol decreases your blood oxygen and at our altitude, you need all the oxygen you can get!