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.

Skiing in October

Skiing in October
Posted: Oct 18, 2018
Categories: Zermatt, Cervinia, Saas-Fee, News
Comments: 0
Author: Linnea
Early season skiing. For many it’s simply the anticipation and excitement of getting back on the slopes. For others it’s the lack of crowds and low prices.

Zermatt and Cervinia share a ski area including glaciers that enable skiing every day of the year from the Swiss side. Cervinia does its best to extend the available terrain down the mountain as winter approaches, so that by late November if not before you can normally ski all the way back to village. Once the first real winter snow has fallen, it is likely to stay due to the ski area's incomparable height. By December, snow cover is often complete and the entire domaine open which stretches through three valleys in two countries, Italy and Switzerland, from the 3883 m of the Piccolo Cervino descending to the 1524 m of Valtournenche.

Cervinia will keep open this weekend 20th-21st October and from 27th October to 5th May. Summer skiing is offered here from the end of June to the beginning of September.

Saas-Fee on the Swiss side of Monterosa offers top skiing conditions all year around. Most of the slopes are north-facing and above 2500m. Saas- Fee keeps open for skiing from July to April.




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