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Claviere - introduction

Set at the foot of the Monti della Luna (Moon Mountains) at an altitude of 1,760m, Claviere is a traditional little Alpine village with plenty of Italian charm. As well as lying close to the border with France, it has the vast snowy playground of the Milky Way area on its doorstep.

Claviere is one of Italy’s oldest resorts and has a faithful following by those “in the know” who come for the beauty of the location, its relaxed, quiet and friendly ambience and its excellent value.

You could walk from one end of the village to the other in five minutes, while Montgenèvre over the border is just 2km away and on the Italian side, Cesana and Saniscario are 3km and 5km respectively.

There are scenic runs winding through the trees, great opportunities for clocking up the kilometres on cruisey blues and reds, and snow conditions that are among the best in the whole Milky Way.

After dark, nightlife tends to revolve around the hotel bars but also a handful of dedicated bar-nightspots – and some fine dining on offer. There’s plenty to keep the little ones amused too, both on and off the pistes, making this resort an ideal choice for families.

Highlights

  • Pretty and small traditional village with stunning scenery
  • Excellent snow record and varied terrain including many tree-lined runs
  • Great for families and good value accommodation
  • Easy access to France and to neighbouring Italian resorts on the Milky Way

Lowlights

  • Rather steep slopes for complete novices
  • Adrenaline junkies will need to go beyond the home slopes
  • Low-key nightlife not suited to real party animals
Ski area
Village Altitude
1350
m
Ski Altitude
1357m - 2840
m
Pistes
400
km
Green Runs
0
Blue Runs
71
Red Runs
130
Black Runs
46
Total Runs 247
Terrain Park
12
Cabin Lifts
6
Chair Lifts
34
Drag Lifts
26
Total Lifts 66