Claviere ski resort information
Claviere is located at 1760m in Italy and is linked into the Milky Way ski circuit very close to the boarder between France and Italy; it’s about a mile east of the French ski resort of Montgenevre. Other villages in the ski area include Sauze d’Oulx, Sestriere, Sansicario and Cesana and of course Montgenevre.
The main draw for visitors to Claviere is the impressive network of ski runs covering some 400 km of linked pistes of the Milky Way circuit. Locals swear it has the best snow record in the area and looking at the stats it’s hard to disprove this fact.
Recent lift improvements now make it easy to reach Montgenevre than it once was and we suggest that you book at least the local pass covering both areas, and if your budget will stretch buy the full area pass and enjoy all that the Milky Way has to offer.
Ski Line offers a good selection of local run hotels and a limited number of catered chalets in the ski resort of Claviere.
Après ski in the ski resort of Claviere
Claviere is more laid back when it comes to night life; many guests will make the 15 minutes walk (or an expensive taxi) to Montgenevre for its lively bars and clubs. Claviere has some very good restaurants we particularly recommend the Da Sandro. For local night life try the Pub Gallo which can be busy later in the evening.
Activities off the slopes in the ski resort of Claviere
Claviere offers a limited offering for non ski activities and these include a natural ice skating rink and some wonderful mountain walks, or simply soak up the fantastic scenery and mountain peaks.
Beginners skiing in the ski resort of Claviere
Claviere’s nursery slopes are easily reached and offer good reliable snow, and is normally very quiet. There are some excellent local progression slopes to move on to once the basics have been mastered. There are a total of 57 easy runs in the Milky Way ski area, so plenty to keep even the keenest of beginners smiling all week.
Intermediates skiing in the ski resort of Claviere
The steepest of the intermediate runs are on the Claviere side of the mountain together with some excellent off piste skiing and snowboarding. Within the whole area there are 109 red runs and some of the blacks can easily be conquered by even the more nervous of intermediates, as many are over classified.
Advanced skiing in the ski resort of Claviere
Some advanced skiers will be frustrated by the over classification of many of the black runs in this ski area. The big draw for advanced skiers and snowboarders will be the off piste skiing. Several of our clients have reported the best area here is in the remote NE facing bowl beyond the Col de l’Arpet near to Claviere is well worth a visit both for on and off piste fun.
Snow Boarding in the ski resort of Claviere
There is a terrain park in Both Claviere and Sestriere; however the latter may well encounter a few flat areas. The big draw for snowboarders is off piste.