The Italian ski resort of Claviere lies directly on the French/Italian border, very close to the French ski resort of Montgenevre. Both these ski areas form part of the much-loved Milky Way ski area which includes skiing in the very popular resorts such as Sauze d’Oulx, Sestriere and Sansicario.
The village of Claviere is Italy’s oldest ski resort, it’s a relaxed village which because of its location to the French border means that both languages are spoken and restaurants serve both nations dishes.
The locals are very friendly and there is a fine selection of lively après ski bars to choose from.
Off slope attractions include Ice Skating, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and for the more adventurous Paragliding can be book locally.
With access to 400km of skiing in the Milky Way ski area, there is no end of great skiing to be had.
The ski range is between 1,509m to 2,800m and should allow for good skiing from early December through to late April. The ski resort of Claviere, is located at 1760m and offers 3 lift departure points. The views from the lifts are stunning.
The local pistes offer some excellent tree line runs, some of which are very wide and offer an opportunity to venture between the slopes on ungroomed snow.
Within the Milky Way ski area 60% of the slopes now have snow making facilities, so the snow is generally in good condition as the slopes face all directions with careful planning you should avoid the more sunny, south facing slopes in the afternoon.
Some of the best mountain restaurants are located around the slopes of Claviere. We particularly like Kilt Ristorante Pizzeria for their fantastic Italian menu and the on-slope lunch venue of Chalet Monsoleil reached via La Coche lift from the centre of Claviere, offers French mountain food of exceptional quality.... Read more