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Monterosa - Champoluc, Alagna, Gressoney, Cervinia, Macugnaga, Saas-Fee, Zermatt

From the melting snow and the retiring glaciers on top of the  Monte Rosa massif, rivers formed the well-known valleys of this area. From the Middle Ages people have been building their villages here and today those villages are the famous resorts of Monterosa. Starting from at the feet of the Matterhorn, we find Cervinia and Zermatt, going northeast to Saas Fee, and going southeast to Champoluc, Gressoney, Alagna and Macugnaga.

Tailor made trips to Monterosa

The Alps up at Punta Indren, 3400 m

Tailor made trips to Monterosa with us!

Monterosa is perfect for active travels year around, offering the best skiing, biking and trekking environment you can imagine. Above all, you will find the Italian tradition of good food and wines combined with the kindness of the local hotel owners. We have long personal experience of the Monterosa area, and we will help you tailor the best travel for your family, your group or your company, according to your wishes and your budget


Heliski & Freeride

Helicopter before takeoff

We practice heliski with a lot of respect for nature, history and people. And we know where you can have one of your life's most exciting experiences. We start from Champoluc, Gressoney, Alagna, Zermatt and Cervinia. Follow with us to the top of the Monterosa with an authorized and experienced local guide. Fly to virgin and unexplored wintervalleys to see animals and sleeping villages from past times. Listen to our local fairy talers, they can tell you about each stone in their valley.


Ski Randonee

Skiers with randonee skis

Ski mountaineering, randonee and ski touring with us!

We can help with guided ski mountaineering or randonee tours in Monterosa, Champoluc, Alagna, Gressoney, Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Macugnaga and Cervinia, for all levels. From beginners who want to learn the randonnée technique, to advanced glacier ski mountaineering. Authorized local guides only. We help you with the whole package, including skirent, guide, accomodation and transfers. From one day tour to one week.


Monterosa tour

Monterosa Tour from TheAlpsInfo on Vimeo.

Welcome to TheAlps Monterosa Tour. We departed from Colle Bettaforca and landed at Plateau Rosá above Cervinia. On the way we show you some of the peeks in monterosa.

Trekking/Top tours

A nice rest after a hard trekking day at lagos Palasinas


The Monterosa area is perfect for many different levels and kinds of tours; from day tours for beginners or families, to several days trekking from rifugio to rifugio, ending with small expeditions to summit the high tops of the mountains. There are more than 20 peaks over 4000 meters in the Monte Rosa and many of them are reachable from the beautiful rifugi on the glaciers.

All our Trekking and Toptour programs
Trekking and toptours


Carnival 2015 Saas-Fee

Fantastic carnival time is not only in Brazil. Actually, spending it in the mountains can be even funnier. This week we recommend Saas-Fee. Other resorts in the Monterosa region will come soon.

Carnival in Saas-Fee will last until the mid-February.

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Punta Indren 2015

It is a high winter season now, with sun and a lot of snow in the Aosta Valley. Monterosa Ski has prepared a special offer for the last week in January – Ski for Free.

Until the 1st of February you can take advantage of a special offer. If you book minimum 6 nights in one of the hotels that take part in Ski for Free offer, you will get the skipass for free.  

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Guests at the fair in Donnas

TheAlps participated in the 1015th Fiera di Saint’Orso in Donnas, one of the oldest fair in Europe. Almost 500 exhibitors and over 10 000 guests enjoyed the beautiful weather in the Aosta Valley last weekend.

The Aosta Valley has a long tradition of woodcarving what could be seen at the fair in Donnas, and the fair is the largest feast of this kind in the region.

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Randonee in Champoluc

Champoluc is a perfect place to start or to continue your randonee adventure. There are many unsurveyed areas where you can admire spectacular views. Enough to say - check our video below.

Ski-Randonnee and touring in the area of Champoluc takes you to unspoiled and wild parts of the mountain and can be done even late spring when the lift system is closed.

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The Sant Orso Fair has taken place for almost 1000 years.

In the mid January the Sant'Orso Fair starts in Donnas. It is nearly 1000-year-old fair. TheAlps will be there!

Every January the Aosta Valley celebrates La Fiera di Sant’Orso. It is for sure one of the oldest festival and fair in the world. For over 1000 years it has been a place where local artisans can show their work. The fair is localized in the historical centres in Aosta and in the small village, Donnas.

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Thank you for the fantastic year

It was fantastic year and now we are continuing a wonderful, snowy winter season.

Follow us on Facebook, check recent updates on Twitter, read news on our webpage and then just travel with TheAlps to Monte Rosa. See you there!


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For the New Year’s Eve, the 31st December, the cableway Champoluc-Crest and the railway Frachey-Alpe Ciarcerio will have the following timetable:

NO STOP from 6 pm to 10.30 pm and from 1am to 3 am, one run at 11.30 pm.


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Christmas time is coming and in several towns in the Aosta Valley it is already possible to participate in Christmas markets. On the Christmas Eve Valtournenche invites for the special event.

Between December and the 6th of January the “Marché Vert Noël”, Christmas market in Aosta, one-hour drive from Cervinia, changes the town. Visitors can taste delicious local specialties, wines, pastries from the region, and buy handicrafts, traditional objects for gifts. The market is in special surroundings of the Roman Theatre.

Opening hours: 10.00 am to 9.30 pm, with the exception of December 25th and 1st January 2015 from 2.00 pm to 9.30 pm.

If you are in Valtournenche or in the neighborhood the Christmas mass on the 24th December with living nativity scene at the Carrel square can be an interesting option. Similar midnight mass will be also organized in Cogne, Torgnon, La Thuile, and La Salle.

Merry Christmas!


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Zermatt is one of the 20 must-see-places in 2015, according to the National Geographic.

The National Geographic places Zermatt on the list - 20 must-see-places in 2015. The famous magazine calls the Swiss resort the “Peak of Perfection”.

“Why would a remote farming hamlet turn into a first-class travel destination that attracts 1.5 million visitors a year? The answer is simple: Because it’s there”,

writes The National Geographic.

Furthermore, the magazine recommends the best time for a visit and much more.

The 20 must-see-places cover a wide range if destinations in Australia, India, France, Argentina or Taiwan.

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30th Anniversary of the Metro Alpin

Saas-Fee is famous for its underground train, the highest in the world. It will celebrate the 30th anniversary.

The highest funicular in the world, as well as the highest subway in the world at the same time because The Metro Alpin operates undergrounds, was opened on the 20th December 1984. It takes tourists through 1749-m-long tunnel to Mittelallalin station on 3456 m above the sea level.

Metro AlpinOn the occasion of the 30th anniversary Saas-Fee is preparing special events and attractions at the Felskinn valley station and the Mittelallalin mountain station. Until the 28th December all visitors have a chance to take part in the competition and win ski passes and guided tours around Metro Alpin. Look for the competition box at the entrance to the ice pavilion.


Between 15-19th December there will be also guided tours “behind the scene of the Metro Alpin”.

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