Marta's Monterosa Blog

I am passionate about the Alps. They are my heart's home and the place where I would like to spend the last day of my life. I have been a tourist in the village of Champoluc in the Italian Monterosa for all my life and worked as a tourist operator in this area since more than 15 years.

I believe in respect for the special environment of this place that you can find only here. We all gain by enjoying its beauty, while trying to make a minimum impact at the same time. Leave it for our children in the future!

I believe in respect for people who live here with their traditions and culture, language, and work, their genuine products and delicious wines. They open their homes for us, tourists and meet us as their guests, if we are able to open our hearts for them. I have a friend who is a hotel owner and he says that when stressed people from the city come to his place, he tells them to sit down and take a drink before they even begin to worry if they have a room. Perhaps, we can bring a little of their kindness and calmness with us on our way back to the city.

My philosophy is to give back a little of what the mountains and the people from this place have given to me and to my family through my work, to communicate my philosophy and my passion to those who follow me on the blog, and in my trips as a tour operator.

If you would like to visit Champoluc, Gressoney, Alagna or other villages in the Aosta Valley, trek or ski in the Monterosa, discover Sardinia or other places we offer, contact us.

Posted: Mar 9, 2020

This is one of the most coronavirus infected areas of Germany

Yes, I run away. I run away from my beloved mountains. MY mountains, why did you come and infested the purity of this, my childhood place with your sticky fingers Covid19?
Posted: Mar 8, 2020

From inside the barricades – Report from a tourist operator in the times of Covid19

We have been struggling for two weeks trying to understand what is reasonable, legal and human to do with worried guests from Sweden. This is our highest high season as Thealps travel agency. And it is the highest high season for ski holidays in Sweden. So many want to be in the Alps and are ready to pay a lot for their family coming here to ski and eat and feel good. Our job has been to help them enjoy their holiday in the Italian Alps.
Posted: Dec 11, 2018

A yearlong season to save the Alps for the future

I want to go to the mountains with my guests all seasons of the year and I want to be in the nature of the mountains and not in small concrete infrastructures. And I am definitely not alone about this. The same want MT-bikers, trail runners, hikers and climbers, as well as skiers, tour skiers and cross country skiers, but also people who only come here to breathe fresh air and enjoy the beauty of the mountains, with their spectacular shift of heights, colors, lights and views. I want a tourism planning in the Alps that considers a year round perspective.
Posted: Jan 11, 2018

Stuck in the house

A snow lover's paradise. It’s been falling and falling. In quota, above 2000 m, it's like two meters the last two days. Here a at Thealps-Stugan about one meter. Last night all the roads from here where closed down due to the risk of spontaneous avalanches, and they remain closed.
Posted: Mar 8, 2017

Home is best

The first days of this season came very late for me, much because I have become a GRANDMOTHER! How can you leave your daughter and her newborn baby girl alone in Sweden, and just go to ski? Not possible for my Italian heart!
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