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.

Snow snow snow

Posted: Dec 21, 2008
Categories: Champoluc, Blog
Comments: 0

Here we are now, in ChampoResortsluc, swimming in the snow sometimes without a chance to get off. Bartolomeus, 15, is trying to pull himself out the snow masses after a drop, but ends up swimming on the board as a surfer in the waves: no point in getting on your feet, you just disappear and your pals need a shovel to get you off again. If they don't just leave you there till springtime...

Yes, Monterosa has far more snow the most other villages in the Alps, I believe, this season. Villages are cut off or even evacuated, and the slopes are not always open, caused by avalanche danger. But it is enough with the open ones, really.

The warm weather of the last days has made the snow heavy and the off pist nothing for weaklings!


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