Claviere resort is located in the heart of the Milky Way ski area and is linked to Montgenèvre, France. This small and traditional village offers a charming and peaceful location that is great for families or those wanting to escape the rush of the busier resorts.
Claviere is known amongst the locals for its excellent snow conditions. This, along with its short queues and quiet slopes, make it a perfect location for those who want to make the most of the skiing on their holiday.
For those looking for après ski, Claviere has several good bars or the larger resort Montgenèvre is just a short taxi ride away and offers a selection of lively bars and restaurants.
Resort Altitude: 2,823m
Resort Skiing: 1,350m
Total Ski Area: 400km
Green Runs: 7km
Blue Runs: 54km
Red Runs: 118km
Black Runs: 42km
Cross Country: 10km
With access to nearly 400km of slopes and elevated between 1,350 and 2,823 metres, the Claviere area proves a popular resort, especially for families. From resort, it is easy to access the Milky Way Circuit that includes other ski areas of Sestriere and Sauze d'Oulx. Additionally, there is also access to ski over the border to the French resort of Montgenevre. With such a vast area to explore, queues are a rarity and you'll enjoy relatively empty slopes too.
There is plenty to challenge intermediate skiers, with spectacular red and black runs that run high and open, as well as lower ones that offer narrow, wooded trails. Whilst known for being a resort for more experienced skiers, the quiet nursery slopes and excellent ski school make Claviere a great choice for groups with beginners in the party.
Tree chutes, groomed pistes, off-piste areas and a snowpark make Claviere an excellent resort for all types of boarders. Freeriders will enjoy the black runs available in resort and additionally the easy access to the Milky Way Circuit to explore further terrain. The snow park features jumps and a half pipe for freestylers, and for carvers the expansive red and blue runs are perfect. Beginners are also catered for with blue runs for easy learning.
The Claviere Ski School offers programs for all ages and abilities for both skiing and snowboarding across Claviere and the Milky Way Ski Area. Group or private lessons are available, with experienced instructors focusing on technique and building confidence.
The Claviere Ski School runs a ski club for children aged 3 to 5 with a snow garden and smaller lift. There is additionally the La Ciniarella Kindergarten offering daycare for children aged 13 months and above.
Claviere's excellent position near the border of both France and Italy means there is a range of restaurants serving food from both countries. The Kilt is a popular choice in resort with its traditional Alpine atmosphere and delicious food.
Mainly a quiet resort, most après in Claviere is limited to hotel bars. However, the Gran Bouc's Bar is popular and hosts live music nights, as well as Murphy's Igloo, which carries on into the early hours.
Non-skiers will be entertained with a range of activities including snowshoeing and ice-skating on a natural ice rink. There are also opportunities to take a skidoo ride up the mountain to stop for lunch and admire the beautiful views.