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 10, 2011

Finale, a secret place in Liguria, Italy

Senaste import - 02

At the end the sun was shining through the fog and the clouds and we could glide down in clean powder! You can imagine the feeling.

Posted: Jan 7, 2011

Punta Indren - Monterosa: a challenge for snowboarders

I am a skier and my son – a teen ager and snowboarder – swears I never become a boarder, not only because I am too old, but because it is a way of life that I don’t even get a hint of.

“Mother, you don’t know what it means to chill out”

After last day I can probably understand a little bit better what he means: skiing and snowboarding are two different sports and there is a sort of impossibility to have them in the same pot – not to tell of the same slope!

let’s start at the beginning:

I was supposed to guide 4 boarders for a pist tour of the Monterosa ski area. I took my snowboarding kids with me to be sure my guests from Germany could do with their boards what I was going to take them to.


Posted: Sep 15, 2010

Trekking, wine and culture. The mountains are still there this autumn!

The Alps are pretty crowded 14 weeks per year, by skiers and people working with tourism. This winter season has already started with bookings and preparation. Good to say that there is time for management of lift systems and hotel buildings all over the well visited resorts. Summer is declining as tourist season with the exception of a few weeks in July and August.

kossor, väg autunno

Posted: Apr 13, 2010

A break from the Alps

This timeI pass the pen to my daughter, Nastassja.I hope you all willenjoy this blog post. Until next time / Marta

I will never look at a rock the same way I used to.

A break from the Alps to go rock climbing.
Natures’ great diversity amazes me. Seasonal changes or regional variations are really fascinating. But usually you have time to adapt while winter becomes summer. That’s one reason why my last road trip was incredible. Monday morning I left the Alps to be at the sea at noon. I went from snow covered pines to citrus trees with heavy fruit-filled branches. I took a break from the fresh but cold mountain air to enjoy a little hot sea breeze. I changed snowboarding for rock climbing

Posted: Oct 26, 2009

Hot Summer Trekk

The sunny weather is incredibly hot these days in the mountains. Dehidration and sun overheating made me so sick I was stuck in my bed a whole day! But then I bought one of those hats Yankees use when they are outside I always made jokes of before, and "god bless the yankees!" I could at least make it the last day.

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