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: 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: Apr 9, 2015

Long winter stay in Champoluc

We're definetly coming back!

Snowboarding in Champoluc

We are three guys from Sweden. We live ordinary lives with work and routines as everyone else back home in Stockholm. But one day, the three of us decided that we wanted to do something different for a while. All of us have a great passion for skiing and snowboarding, so we decided to do a season in the Alps. As we started to discuss where we should go, Italy and Monterosa soon became the obvious place for our visit. 

Posted: Apr 12, 2014

Working at Campo Base in Champoluc

Busy, busy days! Bartolomeus who is also a seasoneer here in Champoluc hurt his hand a week ago and was unable to work at his job at the restaurant. So I helped him out and took his job for a few days until he gets better. I had to come and work on the busiest days of the whole season and it was a great experience.


Posted: Apr 12, 2014

I see snow, snow and more snow

The snow just keeps coming and coming here in Champoluc today! I have never seen so much snow falling at once. The whole valley is a snow caos. Everyone is outside digging out their cars stuck under a huge pile of snow. And it is great!

Lots of snow in Champoluc

Posted: Mar 24, 2014

The magic of snowshoes - By Nastassja Capetillo

When you’ve got just one week in the resort with one of the best skiing in the world you might not think about alternative activities. You might only have one skiing-vacation planned for the whole year so now is the time to make the most out of it. But are you sure you are not missing out on anything by staying on the slopes? We decided to give snowshoes a chance. And it was definitely worthwhile!...

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