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 the Moonlight

Skiing in the Moonlight
Posted: Jan 31, 2018
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Author: Linnea
Dinner on the mountain with moonlit descent at the foot of Matterhorn and thrilling night skiing in Monterosa.  


For two magical nights, February 3 and successively March 3, you are invited to dinner upon the mountains, in one of the restaurants along the ski circuit, followed by an unforgettable descend under a suggestive full moon.

After a gourmet dinner (we’re in Italy, remember) you can choose to go down Cervinia’s famous piste Ventina followed by piste number 6, via Plan Maison all the way down to Cervinia, or down Valtournenche’s rolling Gran Pista.

You will be accompanied by a ski instructor skiing down to any of the two villages.

The moonlit descents, and the dinner, must be pre-booked. Contact us and we’ll gladly to help you with that.


A not to be missed event for the most expert skiers: The legendary black slope Leonardo David, in Weissmatten Gressoney-Saint-Jean, will keep open for night skiing February 10th.

The lights and lifts on the terrific black will be turned on between 8 pm and 10:30 pm offering a special night ski pass for € 10.00.


Moonlight descents in Zermatt take place once a month until April, February 3, March 5 and April 3 to be precise, with trains up from the village at 7 pm. Fondue, live music and guided descent are parts of the swizz formula. 

You can opt for the Rothorn alternative, with a serious 8 km top-to-bottom challenge with 1,500m of vertical drop or the shorter decent from Riffelalp followed by a train ride back to Zermatt village.


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