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.

Something for the ladies, something for the 50+

Posted: Feb 11, 2016
Categories: Alagna, Champoluc, Blog
Comments: 0

The snow has been falling at the end over the valleys of Monterosa too.

Snow in the Monterosa

I have been walking with my snowshoes on the ancient paths of the first Walser people, who transported their merchandise of salt and silk to the North through Teodul pass. The Krämertal is not a well-known trail today, and the way was not only loaded with fresh snow but also interrupted by branches and stones. Nevertheless, enchanting to wander through silent white forests.

Foreverskiers in Champoluc 2016

In the meantime we had our nice group of Foreverskiers in Champoluc, at hotel Petit Tournalin, a gang of 55 plus guys who ski like gods! And party and have fun together. They do not know each other at the start of the week, but they just become great friends after the rides. Inspiration! If you fit the picture - 55 plus skier and social (or not, it doesn’t really matter) - you are welcome next time in 2017.

Hotel Petit Tournalin Foreverskiers in Champoluc 2016

Ladies on skis

And in the meantime we have our 10-year Jubilar for the ladies' ski trip! Yes, it is so indeed. The ladies go skiing and leave all the duties behind. And they are ready to spend money on themselves, which is brave for the ladies, because otherwise, they used to think of all the others before they think of what makes them happy and alive! Petit Coeur in Champoluc hosted them, la Grange fed them and the sun shined on them even when it was snowing.

Ladies at the Bettaforca 2727m

La Grange

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