52% will have a form of heart disease by the time they are 45 years old. Blood pressure is also known as a disease and a silent killer. This information is not gospel and you need to make the decision along with your family and healthcare provider.

THE QUESTION CAN YOU SKI OR RIDE and even RACE What about altitude since less oxygen is available at altitude by as much as 30% less O2.

RISKS – My observation is blood thinners and the issue of bleed out and internal bleeding to be so blunt. Many medicated stints use Effient and a basic touch causing bruising, or other blood thinners which can add risk or you must wait until off the medication. Does not appear altitude is a large factor.

MITIGATION – Labs, staying on appts with health professionals and medication. Carry a tourniquet, learn basic, trauma first aid, ski with friends, keep med info and other information on person.

BASICS- Heart Rate max – one formula is 220 – age = MAX. VO2 Max is also used but most have to use formulas.

20 200 160
30 190 152
40 180 144
45 175 140
50 170 136
55 165 132
 60 160 128
65 155 124
70 150 120

Observations: Our data is for sea level, 1,300 ft run. When this data was compiled the added clamp of a beta-blocker for max HR had no effect (meaning 140 bpm with or without) I do not like aerobics so I would not consider myself a fan but I still scored well. A person who trains more aerobically will score higher.

Wearing a Polar FT4 heart rate monitor I recorded this bpm. Sea level
Racing runs are 1300 feet Nastar GS type. Beta-Blocker which clamps off the high bpm. Blood pressure and statin.

Getting from car to resort, putting on boots, gear – 90-100 bpm
Skiing easily on a green 100-110 bpm
Skiing Medium on a blue 110 bpm
Skiing hard/ racing 136 bpm (data says 80-82% of BPM Max)
Resting HR is 55 bpm

A stress test was performed 23 days after Stent placement. The test is 10 segments of 3 mins each. All raising the elevation and speed. I practiced protocol one time. The goal is to push the test the longest in time and max out the bpm -80-85%. During the test, an EKG and SW are monitoring the heart.

MY Score– 10 mins, Above Average 135 BPM max 85% of MHR, 12.9 METs,
34 ml/kg/min VO2 max GOOD for my age and the fact I hate running.
(I stopped not because of heart but calf muscle discomfort) The VO2 max is based on time.



http://aassjournal.com/article-1-457-en.pdf   Heart Rate Variability in an Elite Female Alpine Skier: a Case Study

Sustainable Sport: Cardio-Differentiated Planning of Fitness Programs for High School Boys Engaged in Speed Skiing  https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/21/6077/htm

Effects of altitude on exercise level and heart rate in patients with coronary artery disease and healthy controls   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2848353/


-walk test  https://www.whyiexercise.com/rockport-walking-test.html

– 1.5 mile test  https://www.whyiexercise.com/cooper-test.html