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.

Time to buy a book and book a guide

Time to buy a book and book a guide
Posted: Oct 10, 2017
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Author: Linnea
The Monterosa has a special attraction on freeskiers. From the valleys of Alagna, Gressoney and Ayas, with their imposing glaciers, trough the valley of Valtournenche and Zermatt below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak, this massive mountain massif opens a dimension that is mistakenly thought to be reserved only to Himalayan expeditions. 

Follow the footstep of the Walser people, climb a 4000 meter peak or challenge yourself in a narrow couloir. 

From easier runs near the lift system, to secluded places you can reach only by climbing with your skins. In the iconic guide book Polvere Rosa, Andrea Gallo climber and a mountain guide, offers us the opportunity to explore it all. 

The book contains, detailed route descriptions and maps of 170 different itineraries, front-facing photos, climb times and historical details. 

“Behind every line it appears another and I can not ever finish this book, but now here Polvere Rosa 3 already incomplete and full of ideas for the next one”. Andrea Gallo about the third edition of Polvere Rosa.

Check out Polvere Rosa 3 in our store

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