ATTENTION TRAVELERS from Michigan, New York, and Louisiana:
As of January 5, 2018
Due to the REAL ID Act, starting January 22 travelers from MI, NY, and LA will no longer be allowed to use state licenses as ID at airport security. Instead, the Department of Homeland Security has designated more than a dozen forms of acceptable ID including a passport; a border ID card; a trusted traveler card, such as Global Entry; a Real ID compliant driver’s license; and a permanent resident card. For a complete list, visit tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification. Be sure to check the DHS website in case these states are given a last-minute compliance extension.
Acute Mountain Sickness:
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most common form of illness associated with a rapid ascent to altitudes exceeding 7,000-8,000 feet. Symptoms include shortness of breath with mild exertion, headache, lassitude, loss of appetite, insomnia and even nausea and vomiting. AMS typically resolves spontaneously in 2 – 4 days; headache can be treated with aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen. Good hydration coupled with avoidance of alcohol and strenuous exercise for 1 – 2 days after arriving at high elevation will minimize the risk of developing AMS. AMS can also be prevented by Diamox (acetazolamide) 125 mg twice a day beginning 24 hours before ascent and continuing for 2 – 3 days after arrival at the higher elevation. Diamox is a prescription drug; it is a diuretic, will cause increased urination and may cause numbness or tingling in the fingers, toes or around the mouth. Diamox is contraindicated in those allergic to sulfa drugs. Please consult with your physician for more information.
Elevation of Resort:
Sun Valley, Idaho
Base: 1,804 m. / 5,920 ft.
Summit: 2,789 m. / 9,150 ft.