Ski Holidays in Claviere
Nobody could accuse Claviere of not being well-connected. After all, this resort in Italy is located right in the heart of the Milky Way ski area, meaning the likes of Montgenevre, Sestriere, Pragelato and Sauze d’Oulx are not far away, even if you do have to cross over the border into France to access the latter.
Reasons for choosing Claviere over some of the other resorts are myriad. It’s small and charming and, if you believe the locals, the snow conditions are unrivalled anywhere else in the region.
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Claviere Ski Resort
The small, traditional village of Claviere lies right on the route between Turin and Briancon. Being in Italy, yet so close to the border with France, it benefits from the cultures associated with both nations.
Snow conditions in Claviere
Snow coverage at Claviere is well-known for being good, making it a sure bet for those keen on booking a holiday at a resort with consistent conditions. A huge snowy bowl above the tree line provides plenty of powder.
Skiing in Claviere
The 33km of piste at Claviere ranges from 1,760m to 2,300m. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will find plenty to challenge them in Claviere, as it is home to a great selection of high, open runs, while those that are lower down are wooded and interesting.
Red and black slopes are the order of the day, although families will find the ski school well-equipped and able to start kids off on a life of skiing prowess. With links to the rest of the Milky Way, there’s a vast trail network available to visitors.
Apres ski, restaurants and other activities in Claviere
Up on the mountain, restaurants such as Chalet Mon Soleil and La Coche offer hearty food to fill you up. Meanwhile in town, I Gran Bouc can satisfy everyone’s needs, as it is split into two. There is a fancy side and a more rustic option, so you can decide which one suits your mood.
As the apres ski scene in Claviere is fairly subdued, those wishing for a big night out should head to nearby Montgenvre. There are only a few bars, but this is enough for a quiet drink after a day on the slopes if partying is a thing of the past.
Ice skating, sledging and bum boarding are all available for families who want a rest from skiing.
Transfer time in Claviere
The nearest airport to Claviere is Turin, which lies 107 kilometres away and takes around an hour and a half to drive to when the conditions are favourable.