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Keystone Colorado Elevation: Embrace the Summer Adventures at Keystone

It’s hard to beat Keystone Colorado for an end of summer trip.  Keystone has a perfect blend of stunning scenery, exhilarating activities, and gorgeous weather. While it’s renowned for its winter sports, the summer season at Keystone is equally captivating. With a Keystone Colorado elevation of over 9,000 feet who wouldn’t want to wrap up […]

Un-Tethered High Country: Portable Oxygen Concentrator Rentals from Bluebird Oxygen

Visiting the breathtaking high country of Colorado can be an unforgettable experience. The majestic mountains, serene valleys, and invigorating outdoor activities make it a top destination for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. However, the high altitude can pose a challenge, especially for those not acclimated to the thinner air. That’s where Bluebird Oxygen steps in, […]

Oxygen Canisters vs Oxygen Concentrators: What should I choose for altitude sickness?

Whether it’s the peaks of Breckenridge, the glades of Aspen, or the Legendary Back Bowls of Vail, Colorado’s mountain resorts offer an unparalleled adventure. However, the thin air at high altitudes can pose significant challenges, from headaches and nausea to shortness of breath and insomnia. To combat these symptoms, many turn to supplemental oxygen. But […]

Does Physical Fitness or Age Affect the Likelihood of Altitude Sickness?

Visiting Colorado’s high country is an unforgettable experience, with breathtaking vistas and exhilarating outdoor activities. However, one common concern among visitors is altitude sickness. This condition can affect anyone, but does physical fitness or age play a role in determining who is more likely to develop altitude sickness? Understanding Altitude Sickness Altitude sickness, or acute […]

Breckenridge Elevation: Acclimatization and Visitor Adaptation explained

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge, Colorado, is renowned for its stunning landscapes, world-class skiing, and vibrant history. Of course, one of the most defining features of this beloved mountain town is its elevation. Sitting at a lofty 9,600 feet above sea level, Breckenridge presents a unique environment for both residents and visitors alike. Understanding […]

We asked ChatGPT-4: Here’s what we found…

Below are questions we threw at ChatGPT-4, all content and images were generated by the AI. Enjoy! Should You Use an Oxygen Concentrator at Altitudes over 9,000 feet while on a skiing trip? Deciding whether to use an oxygen concentrator while sleeping at altitudes over 9,000 feet for a skiing trip depends on several factors. […]

A Bluebird Day for Bergman’s Grand Debut

Introduction The grand opening of the new Bergman Express lift took place Saturday December 30th 2023, and a few of us from Bluebird Oxygen were there to take in the experience (and a little leftover powder as well).  While the new lift is an end to many locals’ favorite hike to untouched snow, there’s still […]

“El Niño” Is Spanish For “The Niño”: How the Strong 2023/2024 El Niño Weather Pattern Could Impact Colorado’s Snowfall

Introduction: As the crisp mountain air settles in and ski enthusiasts eagerly await peak ski season, it’s time for a closer look at what Mother Nature has in store for Colorado’s ski resorts. This year, all eyes are on the looming weather phenomenon known as El Niño, and its potential impact on snowfall in the […]

Maximize Your Early Season Trip to Colorado

Are you a snow enthusiast eagerly awaiting the first signs of winter? Do you dream of pristine slopes and the exhilarating rush of skiing in the Colorado high-country? If so, planning an early ski-season trip can be an absolute thrill, but it also comes with its unique set of challenges. In this entry, we’ll dive […]

Elevate Your Fall Experience: Top Places for Fall Colors in Bluebird Oxygen’s Markets

Fall is a magical time of year, especially in the high-altitude regions of Colorado. As the elevation rises, the colors of the leaves transform into a mesmerizing palette of golds, reds, and oranges. Bluebird Oxygen is proud to serve these special places in Colorado, each offering its unique fall experience. Let’s explore our top spots […]

Oxygen Level in Breckenridge: Understanding Breckenridge’s Elevation

Introduction: Breckenridge is a mountain town that entices adventurers of all sorts with its majestic landscapes and thrilling outdoor pursuits. However, the altitude of nearly 9,600 feet above sea level comes with unique challenges, primarily concerning visitors’ and even locals’ health. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the effective Oxygen Level in Breckenridge, and […]

Breathe Easier at Keystone Elevation: Renting Oxygen Concentrators with Bluebird Oxygen

Introduction: Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Keystone offers breathtaking views, outdoor adventures, and a serene escape from the daily grind. However, the higher elevation of Keystone, Colorado, can sometimes pose challenges for visitors unaccustomed to the thinner air. Altitude sickness is a common concern for those exploring this beautiful region. That’s where […]

Oxygen and Altitude: A Guide to High-Altitude Travel

The Importance of Oxygen Concentrators at High Altitude: A Guide for Travelers from Various Origins Traveling to high-altitude destinations at or above 9,500 ft presents unique challenges that vary depending on the altitude of the traveler’s origin. The body’s ability to acclimate can significantly impact the experience of the trip, with those coming from lower […]

Oxygen Therapy vs. Diamox for AMS

  Introduction Colorado’s high country offers some of the best and most immersive mountain experiences in the world. However, the high altitude can bring about discomfort, particularly for those unaccustomed to such elevations. To tackle altitude-related issues, there are a several viable options. In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of two of […]

O2 Lounge at Home: Breckenridge Oxygen Bar

Bluebird Oxygen: A Personal Oxygen Bar Are you seeking to enhance your time in the stunning high-altitude destination of Breckenridge, Colorado? Picture having your very own personal oasis of oxygen, conveniently available within your accommodations. Bluebird Oxygen presents the ultimate solution to high-altitude challenges, making your Breckenridge stay exceptional. In this article, we’ll demonstrate why […]

Wildlife in Colorado’s High Altitude Mountains and Ski Resorts

Explore the wildlife near popular ski resorts like Aspen, Vail, Crested Butte, Bever Creek, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Breckenridge, with detailed information about behaviors, feeding habits, habitats, and how to safely mitigate encounters. Mountain Lions (Cougar) Description: Large, tawny cats weighing 80 to 200 pounds. Agile and secretive. Feeding Habits: Carnivorous, often hunting deer and […]

Exploring the High Altitude of Breckenridge, CO: A Guide to Renting an Oxygen Concentrator for a Safe Vacation

Introduction: Welcome to Bluebird Oxygen, your trusted partner for oxygen concentrator rentals in Colorado! We understand that visiting high-elevation destinations like Breckenridge, CO, can be a thrilling experience but may also pose some challenges, especially for individuals with respiratory conditions or those not acclimatized to the elevation. As you plan your adventurous getaway to Breckenridge, […]

Unveiling the Summer Wonderland of Keystone, CO: A Playground for Adventure Seekers

Welcome to Keystone, Colorado, where the captivating Rocky Mountains set the stage for an exhilarating summer adventure! Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes and boasting a vibrant atmosphere, Keystone offers a plethora of exciting activities that will leave you with unforgettable memories. From thrilling outdoor escapades to serene natural beauty, this charming mountain town has something for […]

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

How’s your sleep quality 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?  Do you remember sleeping well?  How many times on this ski trip did you actually wake up and […]

Keystone: Building for the Future

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.  If you’re […]

CPAP and Oxygen at Altitude

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 […]

Embrace the Thrill of Mountain Biking at Keystone’s High Elevation

Introduction As the season transitions from winter to spring in the high country, the mountain air becomes invigorating. From snowy days to the pleasant chirping of bluebirds, there’s an anticipation building up – the excitement of mountain biking. For those visiting Keystone, and anyone interested in exploring the thrilling world of mountain biking (MTB), this […]

Creating a Brand: The struggles, process and path

How do I represent an idea, an attitude, and a lifestyle with a single identity? How do I capture the essence of what we are, and what we want to do with color, shape, typography, and imagery? Most importantly, how do I make sure I don’t fuck this up? These were the questions I kept […]

What causes altitude sickness?

Altitude Sickness occurs when the body is subject to low oxygen environments for extended periods of time. 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 […]

Altitude: Bluebird Oxygen Elevates the 02 Conversation

Altitude Sickness: 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 fun. […]

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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