The town of Sulden (Italian: Solda) lies at the foot of the Ortler Mountain, or as sometimes otherwise referred to, the king of the Eastern Alps. Sulden am Ortler’s is located in one of Europe’s largest parks, in the Stelvio National Park. At this inspirational place you soon find breathtakingly beautiful scenery of mountains and glaciers. It is undoubtedly a paradise! One easily becomes enchanted as travelling to Sulden, as the way to this beautiful place in South Tyrol really has a magical touch to nature for its perfectly projects the constructed environment and its harmony. As you arrive to town, there are many elite accommodations such as hotels and apartments to choose from.
One thing is sure: the locals are very hospitable and no doubt you can perfectly relax in this well-developed town. Sulden is mostly visited by sport lovers throughout the whole year from all over Europe. Sulden am Ortler’s ski resort offers something for everyone and skiers of all abilities tend to enjoy the atmosphere. The slope system is watched over by the eyes of fourteen sublime 3.000 meter mountain peaks in the majestic Alps with its highest pike massif, the 3.905 meter high Ortler Mountain. Like a fairy tale village out of a picture book, guests and experts call it “a jewel in the heart of the Alps”.
Sport- and neurophysiologists of the US Field & Track Association have decoded the stimulating effect of a stay in medium altitude locations. Where the air is thinner, more is demanded of the organism. The organism produces younger, powerful blood cells that transport oxygen into cells. The tissue (e.g. the heart muscle) is “breathed through” better and more cell energy is produced. It is like a fountain of youth effect on our organism!
Holidays in Sulden are not only total relaxation and enjoyment of a splendid environment, but also always a rejuvenating cure for body and soul, as well as optimism, fresh vitalities and new impulses for everyday life. One takes nice memories home and would like to come back soon again. That’s why for top class endurance athletes training at high altitudes has long been part of the program. Experts call it “permitted and natural doping”. Simply because in height training the organism synthesizes even molecular substances similar to those found in prohibited drug doping. This includes an increase in red blood cells as well as of euphoriant hormones and neurotransmitters such as endorphins, noradrenaline, dopamine or serotonin.
CLIMATOTHERAPY AND MEDICAL EFFECT AT HIGH ALTITUDE
In Sulden you will find the best stimulating climate for your health! The mix of a cool climate, high UVB radiation (very important to form vitamin D3 during summer and winter) and reduced oxygen is being called a stimulating climate. The body reacts to these stimuli with its regulating systems. Climatotherapy avails itself of this effect. There are Climatotherapists to walk with you through the beautiful wood landscape the whole year. You will feel much better after a holiday in this rarely climatic feature!
Sulden am Ortler is the place of a pilot study for health and active holiday. The study is named “A healthy metabolism in Sulden”. A two week stay in Sulden combined with regular exercise leads to considerably better regulation of abnormal blood fat levels and of pathogenic adipokines in people with the risk factors of metabolic syndrome as equivalent training at low altitudes. A major decline in leptine and triglyceride levels indicates that the metabolic adjustment processes under mild oxygen deficiency lead to an amelioration of the metabolic syndrome, at least in the short term. The use of a hiking holiday at an altitude of 1.900m as a non-medicinal additional therapy for patients with metabolic syndrome represents an attractive new treatment option.
- A large part of Sulden’s energy supply comes from the local power plant, fed exclusively by pure water from the Ortler Alps.
- An important contribution to environmental protection.
- Guests with allergies will love the village 93% of households in Sulden are connected to the bio-heating plant. This minimizes domestic fuel and causes minimal fine dust pollution.
- At least one week of clean air on holiday
- The dry and clean air as well as the temperature are responsible for the absence of house dust mites and for a changed composition and concentration of pollens.
Gutwenger I, Hofer G, Gutwenger A, Wiedermann CJ. Circulating leptin and triglyceride levels in patients with metabolic syndrome.