Claviere, Italy

The ultimate guide to Claviere ski holidays in 2015 & 2016.

Ski holidays in Claviere

The small resort is full of character with a relaxed atmosphere and blend of Italian and French influence. An expanse of snowy terrain throughout the Monti della Luna and the Milky Way on a backdrop of breath-taking panoramas sweeping across the peaks makes Claviere a charming destination for a retreat to the slopes.


At a glance:
Italian Milky way and French Mont de la Luna Excellent snow record Foodie favourite

Great for:
Families Beginners Intermediates

Claviere Ski Resort

Nestled in between the pistes of the Italian and French Alps, this charming resort sits high on the Monti della Luna alongside stunning alpine panoramas. Its small town and friendly atmosphere makes for an authentic alpine experience and the excellent snow-record offers exceptional, well-groomed runs sweeping in all directions for full days of cruising the slopes.

The nearest airport is Turin and you can jump on the high speed train from Paris to Oulx which is a short drive away. An easy route running through the Milky Way means that those with cars can easily drive over to another resort to ski the day there.

Popular with all nationalities, Claviere acts as a retreat for British snow lovers as well as French and Italian weekenders keen to get on the piste. The mixture of nationalities gives the town a unique character that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Evenings are filled with fantastic cuisine and cosy drinks in a friendly setting with a lively après ski buzz. Families will appreciate the peaceful, unhurried atmosphere and good childcare facilities while couples enjoy evenings of wining and dining and groups can chose from an array of restaurants to suit every palette and bars to suit every occasion. Accommodation suits a traditional ski holiday of cosy evenings in traditional alpine settings.

Both the Milky Way and Montgenevre ski lifts run from the resort and with a variety of passes to choose from, you have an ideal base for snowy excursions. The Monti della Luna pass includes Claviere and its French neighbour Montgenevre, offering a wide variety of runs for beginners and intermediates whilst those wanting more challenging terrain can get the Milky Way pass giving you the freedom to venture 400km across the Italian slopes of Sansicario, Sestriere and Sauze d’Oulx.

stats & faq

Where:Italian Alps.
Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Turin90 km, 1h45
Winter Skiing: December to April
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 31km 36%

  • 40km 47%

  • 15km 17%

Monti della Luna ski area
Resort Altitude:1760m
Top Altitude:2646m
Bottom Altitude:1760m
Longest run:5km
Slope Orientation:N W
Vertical Drop:886m
Night Skiing:No

Snow Report

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  • 20cm
  • Base
  • 10cm
  • Forecast
  • 12cm

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Downhill Runs:110km
Beginner slopes:36%
Advanced slopes:17%
Ski Pass Prices:199.50 € (adult 6 day)
Nearby resorts: Milky Way, Montgenevre, Pragelato, Sansicario, Sauze d'Oulx and Sestriere

Skiing in Claviere

With some of the best snow conditions in the Milky Way and an expanse of terrain, this resort is ideally positioned for every level of skier and snowboarder.

First-timers can find their feet on the nursery slope above the village and progress to the wide open beginner slopes running down from the mountain - opt for the Monti della Luna pass which gives access to Montgenevre for gentle green and steady blue runs. Those wanting a gentle descent and unhurried pace to explore Montgenevre should take the 81 chair to find some lovely runs leading back towards the resort.

The ski area is an enormous playground for intermediates, take the 45 chair to La Cloche where you can fuel up at a balcony cafe before ascending the 44 for some thrilling red runs sweeping through the trees. Ski the Colleto Verde where you can enjoy stunning scenery and breath-taking views. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, extend to the Milky Way lift pass which covers 400km including the neighbouring resorts of Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere. You can ski across the Milky Way from the top of Colle bercia, getting the bubble across to Sansicario which connects directly to some steeper reds. Any advanced skiers will also enjoy the routes towards Sestriere to tackle the Olympic Kandahar runs. Back at Claviere, there are some steep descents for experts with black runs across the border and some exciting off-piste to explore. High on the Monti della Luna you will experience some stunning vistas which can be greatly appreciated on the cross country skiing tracks across the border and numerous wide open plateaus.

Boarders should head towards Montgenevre where they’ll find a boarder cross for a bit of high-speed competition and there’s a snow park in Montgenevre itself for some freestyling.

Claviere après Ski

Full of character and buzzing with charm, the après scene offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere after a long day on the slopes. This is a real foodie’s haven with a mix of French and Italian influence offering cuisine to tickle your taste buds accompanied by Piedmont’s finest Bombardinos. There’s a lively atmosphere in the town with a host of restaurants and bars awaiting your arrival. When you’re ready to relieve yourself from your skis, head straight to Mi Chi Bar where you can enjoy après drinks and chocolattas laced with Grappa.

After working up an appetite on the piste, Pizzeria Kilt will definitely satisfy your hunger pangs - this casual eatery is known for having the best pizza in town where you can enjoy a family friendly atmosphere. On the piste you will find the terraced chalet Monsoleil for a wonderful taste of mountain delicacies to fuel the rest of your day. You can also take a skidoo ride to the chalet for an evening of fondues and delicious Italian meats. For a more refined evening, Il Gran Bouc offers authentic cuisine with a prestigious wine list and there’s also a wine bar here which is popular for casual evening drinks. Gallo Cedrone livens up for après drinks and a touch of karaoke whilst those wanting more of a party can head to Murphy’s igloo.

In traditional Italian style, the town has a number of quaint cafes filled with mouth-watering pastries and Lugara bakery is a favourite amongst skiers. There are loads of shops where you can stock up on some delicacies or treat yourself to some new winter gear.

Non-skiers will enjoy the variety of activities on offer including a natural ice-rink and snowshoe hikes through the forests. You can even take a skidoo ride up the mountain to stop of at a charming balcony café for a hot chocolate against a breath-taking backdrop of the mountain.

When is the best time to ski Claviere?

This resort boasts some of the best skiing conditions on the Italian side of the Milky Way. Its north facing slopes above 2,000m have given the area a history of excellent snow conditions throughout the season. Popular with families, the resort is busiest at holiday periods yet the slopes remain uncrowded and unhurried. The mountain fills up at the end of the week with French and Italian weekenders but lift queues are still minimal and you can enjoy the relaxed pace of the slopes.

Peak dates

Warm up the winter days with a famous Bombardino settled in a cosy slope-side café on a backdrop of picture perfect, glistening white and spend your Christmas in Claviere feasting on exquisite Italian cuisine around a cosy fire with families and friends in this winter wonderland. Browse Claviere Christmas ski holidays ‣

Enjoy a special meal at your hotel before toasting in the New Year in Claviere with a shot of grappa, whilst singing your way in to the early hours at one of Italy’s favourite ski resorts. Browse Claviere New Year ski holidays ‣

Soak in the unhurried pace of the slopes throughout the season and enjoy a family-friendly February half term in Claviere. As Italians don’t have a half term holiday, queues are rare and the week has a fun and unhurried atmosphere. Browse Claviere Half Term ski holidays ‣

Amazing skiing for all abilities, great childcare facilitates and wonderful ski schools means Easter in Claviere suits the whole family. Perch at a sunny balcony café and Stop by Il Gran Bouc for their special Easter Menu. Browse Claviere Easter ski holidays ‣

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