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Summit County Vacation Planning Tips


Preparing for your visit

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Whether you're planning a family vacation, a gathering with friends, a couple's weekend away or fun activities for kids, there is a variety of activities in Summit County. The type of activities available vary greatly between summer and winter. Because the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, packing clothing that can be worn in layers is highly recommended. A wind and water resistant shell is good to keep handy at all times.




High Altitude

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Summit County's elevation ranges between 8,000 and more than 14,000 feet above sea level. As your elevation increases, the air becomes "thinner," which means less oxygen is in the atmosphere. Some people experience symptoms of altitude sickness, or mountain sickness. For details on these symptoms and recommendations on preventing or alleviating the symptoms, visit the American Heart Association's web site. If you have specific concerns about Altitude