WEsaySmall, traditional and very Italian - this is a great resort for beginners and intermediates.
Claviere is a small resort right on the border with France. In fact the fantastic 400kms of ski runs in the Milky Way area connects both Claviere and neighbouring Montgenevre in France, in addition to Sauze, Sestriere, Sansicario and Cesana. Skiing knows no international boundaries!
The characteristic mountain village architecture of Claviere is a charming blend of old and new, set amidst breathtaking scenery, and the locals claim it has the best snow conditions in the Milky Way. The local Claviere pass, one of the best value passes in Italy, will entitle you to unlimited skiing in the Claviere and Cesana area and includes two day extensions into the rest of the Italian Milky Way. Sauze and Sestriere can be reached in a full day skiing by dedicated and fast skiers, snow conditions permitting. All but the fastest skiers are recommended to purchase the local Claviere lift pass. The nursery slopes are located near the centre of the resort. Beginners soon move up with the 4-seater Nuova Coche chairlift and there is awesome skiing on the Milky Way circuit for intermediates.
New for 2016/17
Tour operator Inghams is featuring Montgenèvre for the first time, including two catered chalets, two sets of apartments and the Hotel Village Club du Soleil.
New for 2014/15
The new Durancia leisure and wellness centre opened. CGH opened their new residence Napoléon, in a prime central position. The slopes on the Italian side of Colletto Verde were improved and a new blue slope was added.
New for 2013/14
An area for novice boarders was created in the beginner area. Three runs two blacks and a red were designated as mogul runs, and are never groomed.
New for 2012/13
Montgenèvre lift pass was extended to include ten slopes above Claviere (over the border in Italy).
- A varety of local slope
- Access to Italian Milky Way resorts
- Great local snow record Suits every standard of skier : excellent nursery slopes, plenty of cruising and good off-piste terrain that is underused
- A lot of accommodation near to the slopes, some right on them