03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Altitude Sickness Costs Colorado Ski Industry Up To $200 Million Annually: Report

If your most vivid memory from your last getaway to a Colorado ski resort is downing Tylenol and curling up, fetal position-style, in your slope-side condo, you're not alone. More than 20 percent of Colorado's ski resort visitors find themselves feeling a bit nauseated--and it's not from the cafeteria's $8 bowl of chili. The culprit is, ironically, exactly what people come to Colorado for: the prized geography.

With an average base-village elevation of nearly 9,000 feet, Colorado's resorts sell the legendary Rocky Mountain High. But while we all covet the spectacular terrain the altitude affords, the thin air takes its toll--and it's a high price to pay.

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