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The Snow “Pack”: Packing for Resort, Sidecountry, and Backcountry Snow Missions

Why? I’m always curious to learn what other riders bring in their packs on the various ski/snowboard/splitboard trips they take.  For me personally, as a father of 3 and the primary source of income for my family, I tend to err on the side of over-prepared.  If I can gain a safety advantage with one […]

Preparing for a Ski or Snowboarding Trip to a Colorado Resort? 10 Must Know Tips and Tricks.

Planning a ski or snowboarding trip to a resort in Colorado can be exciting and fun, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re not prepared. In this blog post, we’ll outline some tips on how to prepare for your trip. What to Wear Colorado’s ski resorts can have varying weather conditions, so it’s important […]

We asked Chat GPT – Here’s what we found…

As technology and science enthusiasts we were naturally gravitated towards the release of Chat GPT 3.0, an incredibly powerful and sophisticated language AI (Artificial Intelligence). It’s massive capabilities allow it to write essays, write perfectly semantic and working code, write in different tones, and answer an impressively large variety of questions. Given these capabilities we […]

DIY: The Tune

The season is upon us, and if you haven’t had an opportunity to hit the slopes yet, hopefully you have plans to do so soon.  One of my favorite things to do to get ready for the season is pull out my boards, inspect, and tune them.  Here’s a home tune tutorial to help get […]

Not all [Oxygen Concentrators] are equal

When selecting a provider for your oxygen concentrator needs at high altitudes, ensure that the Oxygen Concentrator performs at high altitudes. Spoiler Alert: NOT ALL DO. 13,123 ft above sea level – Bluebird Oxygen Bluebird Oxygen’s 5 Liter DeVilbiss 525 At Bluebird Oxygen we ensure that your high altitude needs are met with our premium […]

Sleep Quality at High Altitude

Have you ever really slept well at altitude? Think back to any number of various ski trips you might have taken in your life.  Specifically those vacations where you might have slept somewhere in Summit county?  Perhaps Keystone or Breckenridge?  Or maybe you went to Eagle, and stayed at Vail or Beaver Creek?  Do you remember […]

Keystone: Building for the Future

It’s Happening With Bluebird Oxygen’s recent move to the heart of Keystone Mountain Resort we’ve been watching the ongoing development of one of our favorite mountains closer than ever.  I think we all knew that at some point, what is now known as the Kindred at River Run project, was going to come to fruition.  […]

To All My CPAP Homies Out There

Dad, stop snoring please “Is he dying?” was the group text I read while trying to bite back laughter. The lights from three cell phones dimly lit a room at the Residence Inn in Bozeman, Montana. It was 2 a.m. and my dad sounded like he needed to be on a respirator or someone needed […]

11,000 Feet of Purgatory – An AMS Mountain Tale

A Love of the Mountains AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) sounds serious and it was an acronym I didn’t hear for years after my own experience. Even then, it didn’t immediately ring a bell as something I might have had personal experience with, but there it was.  I was fortunate. Despite my symptoms, I was young, […]

Colorado Fly Fishing 101

As someone interacting with frequent visitors of Keystone, Breckenridge, and Vail I get a lot of questions about the types of activities I recommend, specifically in the summer.  Most vacationers already have a number of activities booked, or at least in mind.  These activities tend to include the summer staples like hiking, biking, maybe some […]

Top 10 ways to maximize relaxation during your vacation

10. Sleep in. You’re on vacation, the end goal is relaxation and enjoyment. Put yourself in a mindset and make the most of this precious time. Start this off by letting yourself sleep in. There’s no deadlines, meetings, quotas or checkpoints required on vacation, so set the alarm a couple hours ahead, or maybe even […]

Introduction to Mountain Biking

Ah Spring is in the Mountain air!  One day it’s a massive snow storm, and the next you can hear those Bluebird’s chirping.  As we get over the ups and downs of shoulder-season here in the high country, there is one activity that is creeping into my mind more frequently than at any other time […]

The most important fuel for our body: Oxygen

Did you know that the average person can live without food for up to 60 days, without water for up to 3 days, but can suffer permanent brain damage leading to death from just 4 to 6 minutes without Oxygen. The catch is that oxygen is typically available all the time, and is usually everywhere […]

Altitude: Let’s Elevate the Conversation

You CAN handle the truth! Unfortunately, many of us are all too familiar with the debilitating effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).  Whether through personal experience, or watching a loved one suffer the relentless headaches, nausea, vomiting, etc. It’s such a powerless situation to suffer through when you’re on vacation and supposed to be having […]

Bluebird Oxygen Kicks Off 21-22 Season

Hello and welcome to Bluebird Oxygen News!  Our goal is to cover a multitude of topics relative to, and rooted in, the mountains of Colorado.  At Bluebird we’re mountain-obsessed just like you.  Whether you’re a first-time reader or loyal regular, we hope you subscribe and keep up with the latest happenings in Summit and Eagle […]

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