Claviere Ski Resort
Claviere is perfectly suited to families and skiers on a budget, offering great value access to the Milky Way ski area, as well as an impressive snow record.
Despite being a rather small town, it offers some seriously impressive links to Montgenèvre (in France) and the rest of the Milky Way ski area which offers 400km of pistes - Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, Sansicario and Cesana Torinese.
The beginners area is just a short walk away from the very centre of the village. It is often quiet in the days but note it can get busy as all the main pistes merge into it to complete the final descent into the village. Two chairlifts provide the route out of the village for intermediates and advanced skiers. From the chairlift which leaves from the west side of the village, intermediates should take a further chairlift to the peak of the mountain to access some challenging reds that drop back down towards the village. There are easy links to Montgenèvre where there are a great number of intermediate runs. The Claviere valley itself does not have a significant amount of terrain for advanced skiers but the Milky Way and Montgenèvre ski areas offer huge amounts of terrain for advanced skiers. Les Rhodos in Montgenèvre is a fantastic black run that is easily accessible from Claviere.
Claviere is a tiny village which is no more than a small collection of houses and hotels. Most of the evening activity is based in bars and restaurants in the hotels. For a more lively evening head to Montgenèvre which is just a short taxi ride away. The nearest airport is Turin which is an hour and a half transfer away.
Resort website: www.vialattea.it