High Altitude Skiing and ICD device

Had an ICD device put in June, 2019.  Plan on going sking in two weeks to Colorado.  Height of where we are going around 12,000 feet. 

Other than falling and damaging the device.....should I have any concerns about the device and the altitude?





by nhorner10 - 2020-03-04 12:04:22

I live in Colorado and ski most weekends, no device interference to worry about


by Tracey_E - 2020-03-04 13:17:31

I was skiing last week. The device itself doesn't matter. It's metal and doesn't care where you are. The underlying reason why you have it may make dealing with the altitute a challenge. I am more sensitive than the rest of my family, and I don't do well at all over 10,000, even when I'm careful about hydration and wait a few days before exerting. 

Depending on your diagnosis, you might want to mention it to your doctor, see if there are any precautions they'd like you to take. I live at sea level so mine suggested staying a night closer to the airport which is a lower altitude than the ski area, then go to the higher elevation the next day. My parents and daughter live in the ski town so I've always beelined to their place when the plane lands, but it's good advice. 

RFD lift tickets are fine, also. 

High Altitude Skiing and ICD device

by aandw1933 - 2020-03-04 13:36:26

Tracey -- thanks for the reply and the info on RFD lft tickets...I didn't even think of that!

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