Claviere is a great little resort and the pistes are very well maintained. Since the winter Olympics at Turin the lift systems have improved dramatically and a lot of the lifts are new chairs that have replaced legacy drags. The resort is great for beginners and is well linked to Montgenevre, would definitely recommend for beginners and families. There are some great off-piste tree lines to be had and some good open area's in Montgenevre to sample your first off-piste experience as the slopes are wide and not too steep. The resort is one of the cheapest I've ever experienced. Claviere as a resort is very small and quaint with only a few bars and as such not much happening on the Apres Ski scene, but as long as there is decent snow you should be able to find enough to do for a week away.