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Jon Shepherd
Beautiful resort, friendly, quaint and just lovely. ... Full Review
Friendly, well looked after pi...
No drags,
1 year ago
Paul Watson
Claviere is a convenient resort, and prob OK for beginners, but it is seriously let down by the arrangement and age of its infrastructure. The useful area has one HSD chair and 4 slow fixed chairs. The base area is on a slope with one lift at each end. The top end one (48) is very annoying with the base on an additional little hill. The HSD starts about 1/4 of the way up and there are some nice runs from the top fanning out of the resort, but serious skiers would want to take advantage of the "linked" Via Lattea resorts. Seriously to do this you will need a car or taxis. Montgenevre has some fabulous skiing and is easily accessible via the aforementioned lift 48, but be careful, return skiing is via the highest point on the map. From Montg' base it's an HSD followed by a hurrendously slow old fashioned fixed, followed by a long strenuous and tricky french standard Red that you would not want to be tackling at the end of a long day, and or with a mixed ability group in any thing other than perfect conditions. Alternatively it's only a couple of Km along the road. Access to The rest is first Via Sansicario. from the farthest point of Claviere is a long green that is rarely open, so a downhill chair, and then another then a Gondola up. Sansicario is another poorly laid out area, and access to Sauxe is tedious, Sestriere less so. In any case without transport it's not worth it. it's 25 minutes by car. I'm back in the Brenta Dolomites next time!... Full Review
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Poor Lift Infrastructure
3 years ago
haydnleaker
great week in Claviere... Full Review
7 years ago
allywally23
okay for first experience. good to be able to ski into montgenevre in France ... Full Review
Good ski school. got me onto b...
No apres at all!!
7 years ago
Just returned from a week in Claviere. Stayed bed only at Hotel Bes. Could not possibly afford to eat or drink there! Not even a cup of tea given for breakfast. Nice clean hotel - but be prepared to pay. Spa and hot tub etc are EXTRAS. Village seemed to be a ghost town during the evening. Most restaurants closed and no-one about. We like to be quiet but this was extreme. Dog mess everywhere, even on the ski slopes!! Italian's are very friendly though. Ski lifts a bit old - carpet lift for beginers to practice on was lethal. Bits of metal sticking out all over and rarely working!! No easy runs at all for beginers. Having said all this my 10 year old, who had never had a pair of skis on before went to the ski school and by the fourth day he was able to do the black runs with confidence. Everything very expensive as it is a long way from any where to do food shopping so be prepared. We shall not return here nor reccommend the resort. Montgenevre - just 2 miles away has fabulous skiing although a very plain, tatty resort.... Full Review
Quiet. Italians are friendly
Dog poo everywhere!! Dead vill...
12 years ago
Sally Black
Claviere is one of the world's oldest ski resorts, there's been a ski school here for over a 100 years, butr unlike other long established resorts like St Moritz, Davos or even Montgenevre a few miles away over the French border, it hasn't changed much and has hardly grown at all. There's really just a small collection of hotels and a few shops, bars and restaurants stretching along the border road to France. So it's definitely not the kind of place to go if you want busy apres ski, but if you want to base yourself in one peaceful hotel, maybe noit bother going out much from the hotel bar most nights, but have a vast ski area on your doorstep, it's the place for you. I found the locaal people very friendly and a lot of fun too. During my stay I would get breakfast in the hotel and head over to one of the linked resorts each day to get lunch and a quick 10 minute walk around to get a feel for the place, then head back tpo Clavieere in the evening and, as I say, got half board so stayed in the hotel most nights. It was a lovely, relaxed holiday and you felt you were staying somewhere special.... Full Review
Italian attitude but with Fren...
Quiet resort although border r...
13 years ago
Jim Young
Of the nine ski-seasons and countless holidays I’ve been on, Claviere is by far my favourite place to spend time. Whether you are on holiday or working in resort, the residents of this tiny resort always make you feel welcome. If it’s a raucous, booze and sex fuelled week you want then steer clear but if you want to combine fantastic skiing with traditional Italian mountain cuisine then book up. For beginners and children the Claviere ski-school (the first one to be set up in Italy) is fantastic. All instructors speak excellent English and have the patience to match. For experts, most of the instructors have raced at a very high level and are more than happy to work on your technique. The number 93 run (a long fast blue) from top to bottom is great for speed lovers! Stop in at restaurant ‘Le Coche’ for a hot wine. My favourite place for an evening meal is in the slightly hidden away ‘Ristorante Sandro’, a friendly little place at the top of the resort near the ice rink. Or for fantastic pizza, head to the strangely named ‘Pizzaria Kilt’ or at the bottom of resort, the ‘Igloo’ or as its known the ‘Murphys Pub’. For live music and lots of shots of Genepi, head to Grand Bouc or for a sugar cube (soaked in grappa for over a year then promptly ignited before consumption) with your pint, head to the Gallo Cedrone. ... Full Review
Not too many crowds. Friendly ...
No nightclub
13 years ago
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