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.

Working at Campo Base in Champoluc

Posted: Apr 12, 2014
Categories: Champoluc, Stories
Comments: 0

Busy, busy days! Bartolomeus who is also a seasoneer here in Champoluc hurt his hand a week ago and was unable to work at his job at the restaurant. So I helped him out and took his job for a few days until he gets better. I had to come and work on the busiest days of the whole season and it was a great experience.

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The restaurant Campo Base is at the top of La Mandria in Frachey. I would say that they have one of the most beautiful views of all the restaurants I have been to in the Monterosa-ski. The food is great and the colleagues are really nice. Not a bad place to work! Not anyone gets to ride snowboard to and from work either.

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I got to make coffee, serve drinks, clear tables and wash the dishes. The first drinks I served were three hot chocolates with cream. I managed to serve one and came back with two on my shirt. From then on everything just went better!

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