Tips for your holiday in the mountains on the Val Senales glacier

Mountain air is healthy! Scores of top athletes set out year after year to complete their preparatory phase in high altitude training on the Val Senales Glacier. And for a good reason: a holiday in the mountains doesn’t only free the mind, it also has a positive effect on the entire body. You will soon notice that when you spend a few days at our hotel in Val Senales.

With every metre of altitude, the air literally gets thinner – and yet, the air at high altitude has many health benefits. The decrease in pressure and oxygen levels affects practically all bodily functions. Slight headaches, a queasy feeling in the stomach, shortness of breath, slight dizziness and insomnia are completely normal and not a cause for concern. They are a sign of the high altitude air having its effect on the body, which it still needs to get used to. Most of the time, the symptoms go away after a few hours, provided you give your body the rest it needs to acclimatise to your high-altitude holiday in the Alps. You have plenty of opportunities to do that. How about a breather on the sun terrace of our glacier hotel in the mountains?

Now you know that mountain air is healthy, even though you might need to get used to it. Your body will be running at full speed again in no time. During your own little high altitude training, the production of red blood cells will increase. The result: more oxygen is transported through your body and to the muscles, which leads to a significant increase in performance. That’s why the air at high altitude is loved by sportspeople. In addition, the lipid metabolism is stimulated and the regeneration time after exercise is shortened. Even after a short time spent at our hotel in the mountains, you will feel fitter than ever before. What are you waiting for? Book your holiday in the mountains on the Val Senales glacier now!

Two skiers completing their high altitude training in the Alps


  • Take it easy, the mountains won't run away from you. After arriving, sit on the terrace, admire the panorama and give your body a break.
  • Drink plenty of water: You need one litre of fluid more for every 1,000 metres, because your body loses more water due to more intensive breathing.
  • Make sure you have a sufficient supply of electrolytes.
  • Eat a light meal. Our kitchen team knows what you need at altitude and will prepare tasty meals that are good for you.
  • Avoid the sauna and alcohol on the first day.
  • Be sure to consult a doctor before your arrival if you suffer from cardiovascular diseases.


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