ASTHMA
Anyone with asthma should be able to
venture onto the slopes safely, by taking
a few precautions.

Even people whose asthma is triggered by cold conditions should be able to cope at high altitudes as long as the asthma is well controlled.

It is a good idea to have a written management plan, knowing what you need both for prevention and relief of your asthma, and what to do for deteriorating asthma.

Stock up on all the medication you will require, as well as some extra. A letter from your GP outlining the history and severity of your asthma and treatment would be helpful if medical attention becomes necessary.
  In freezing conditions, pressurised inhalers may not work properly. They should be warmed (in the hands, for example) before use. It is important to remember to keep taking your medication as directed while you are away.

The National Asthma Campaign, and Asthma Victoria recommend you talk to your GP specialist or the Asthma Foundation as part of your preparation for taking on recreational alpine activities.
 

Alcohol & Drugs are fuel for disaster in the snow, they impair your judgement and your ability. Your reaction times are significantly reduced and increase the risk of injury. The whole alpine experience begins when you leave home and doesn’t finish until you return. Avoid alcohol consumption and the use of illegal substances, because they increase your risk of hypothermia.

Alcohol & Drugs impair judgement, slow response time and reduce your ability to respond to an emergency.