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: Feb 12, 2014

Spa in La Thuile review

TheAlps crew whent to the great Saint Didier Spa at the foot of Mont Blanc just outside La Thuile. Read our review HERE

Posted: Jan 29, 2014

One day trek Pinter – Perrin

One of the most beautiful hikes in Monterosa is the round tour starting in Champoluc and going to the Pinter lakes, further to the lake Perrin and back to Champoluc through the valley of Mascognaz.
Posted: Jan 29, 2014

Low budget in Val d'Ayas

It all started after my last trip to the Alps. I immediately wanted a new adventure to look forward to. I came back home and told everybody how wonderful life is up in Champoluc. They were all listening but Karin was seriously interested! She told me about her hiking trips to...
Posted: Jan 28, 2014

A week in Champoluc with TheAlps


I was extremely lucky meeting up with The Alps Crew in Champoluc the day after an amazing 1,5 metre of snow had fallen (that’s more than 5 feet in just one day!).


Posted: Jan 24, 2014


Bartolomeus' thoughts and feelings from our visit at the rifugio L’Aroula in Champoluc:

We got treated with a very nice home cooked four course meal. The starter contained a “tomino caldo con cipolline” which is a slightly heated cheese, called “tomino” served with hot pickled small onions. Delicious!

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