Simply breathe freely in the mountains.
Health and vitality holiday in the Hotel Alpina in Serfaus.
The holiday resort Serfaus at over 1,400 metres altitude has always been accredited with having “champagne air” since the start of tourism. The fresh, clear air is thanks to the special location on a high terrace above the Inn looking towards South Tyrol/Switzerland. Furthermore Serfaus does not allow through traffic and has the most sunshine in Austria. In summer the combination of stimulating, clean air and sunshine means an ideal mix of relaxation and invigoration. These natural benefits, if accompanied by sport and relaxation exercises, promote a feeling of wellbeing that cannot even be exceeded at seaside locations.
The mountains with their clean air, which is rich in oxygen and free of dust and pollen, promote vitality, energy and fun in life. And when the atmosphere is right, as it is in the Hotel Alpina, life can be enjoyed to the full and there is a positive side effect: A few days or a week of activity in the mountains combined with relaxation in the wellness area of the Hotel Alpina bring calmness to your life – and give you new and sustained power for the everyday turmoil.
The Region Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is also rich in natural resources -untouched landscapes, majestic mountains as well as the almost allergy-free high air all contribute to a very healthy climate. In addition there are the treasures of the deep -the rocky mountains of the sunny plain stored water over the centuries which can now be used for medical purposes. In Ladis there is a sulfurous source with healthy thermal water. The acid well water in Obladis is rich in minerals and can help fight numerous illnesses.
Top sportsmen and women and their health care specialists have known the advantageous effects of a healthy stay in the mountains. Pure sunshine and clear air – with the radiation the bioclimatic benefits of the mountains become especially clear. From autumn to spring there are three times more hours of sunshine than in the valleys. Intensive sun radiation in combination with light cold stimuli is invigorating and helps to build the natural resistance, strengthening the body. The healing effect of the Alpine climate is especially good for the treatment of allergies and bronchial and lung infections. The soothing invigoration of the climate at the altitude of Serfaus promotes increased physical and mental wellbeing – this is proven by the well known Austrian Moderate Altitude Study (AMAS). A stay in the middle Alpine heights already improves the circulation, stimulates the metabolism and reduces body fat. The higher erythropoesis increases the number of red blood cells, the oxygen output in to the cells increases significantly, the immune system is strengthened and the blood sugar and blood metabolism situation as well as the sleep quality is considerably improved.
"The human body registers the moderate lack of oxygen at this altitude and steps up its activities ". Following that there this activity level is dampened and there is an economisation. The well known altitude medic Prof. Dr. Egon Humpeler, Scientific Head of the AMAS Study, compares the procedure with an engine: "Firstly it revs up to get to full power then at the end of its high altitude time it runs more smoothly, with less revs but still generates the same or more power." The good news: Even sleeping at 1,500 metres above sea level optimized the effect of the erythrocytes!
Further scientific findings: The excellent air quality in Serfaus has a positive effect in the case of bronchial asthma, bronchitis, circulatory illness and skin diseases. At a height of 1,500 metres there are ideal conditions for allergy sufferers: Pollen, house dust mites, mould spores and bacteria are much less frequent than in the valleys.
In the Hotel Alpina we support these wonderful therapeutic effects with moderate activity programmes, Nordic walking, mountain biking, walks, skiing ... and healthy untreated food.