Welcome to our Stories, a special blog, where our friends write about their experiences and adventures in the Monterosa area. 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: Mar 9, 2010


My knee is injured.
I cannot sit still.
I go by snow shoes.
If you have to start moving but cannot press your knee too much after an injury, as it would be if you will go skiing, the snow shoes are a very good solution. Not that it is not tiring but you move in a way that is pretty smooth for the knee, especially when the broken thing is a cross ligament..

Posted: Feb 15, 2010

Unusual lunch

Sometimes it happens strange things: I go to visit a very special and cosy hotel lying in a tiny village from 16th century, at 2000m high above Champoluc, the village of Crest. The hotel is called Vieux Crestand is lodged in the family house of the owner, since generations.

Posted: Feb 12, 2010

Beauty, wine and a bad knee

The guests at this special place are stunned first by the incredible view opening all around, and they stand before the first stair to breath the vibrant air coming up to the terrace from the valley below and the mountains surrounding the refugio.
Posted: Feb 11, 2010

La Grange and snow

When we are in the valley we always go to La Grange to eat dinner once or twice. No place like that! The owner is Chicco and Jo, the brother, and they are also the cooks. Delicious, friendly and cosy. We don’t need any ties and tuxidoes here, only the best Italian food and the feeling they can create.
They started as young guys for nearly 20 years ago, and they are still young today: it must be the food and the guests…
Posted: Nov 3, 2009

The "dead" season of the Alps

This is the time when the cattles go down from the high fields, and one common traffic problem for your car is that it could be an object of high interest for a cow, compelling you to wait for the animal to be pushed to move by her master or dog. It can take a while…

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