Turin - 1 hour 45 minutes
• Cup of coffee from €1.50 • Small beer from €2.50 • Bottle of house wine €8.00 • Raclette from €33.00 • Glass of coke €2.50 • Vin Chaud €3.00 • Sandwich from €4.50 • Pizza from €8.00 • Burger & fries from €11.00
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So what's it like?
An ideal choice for families with a variety of slopes for all abilities
Right on the border with France, Claviere connects to the Milky Way’s 400km of runs, meaning you can ski to neighbouring Montgenèvre. There’s a variety of high, open runs as well as wooded, lower runs. The resort suits intermediates with a large range of red runs and lower gradient black runs. You can also check out Sauze d’Oulx, Sestriere, Sansicario and Cesana in Italy. Claviere is renowned for excellent snow coverage and although the lifts can be slow, they generally have few queues. The nursery slopes are located near the centre and beginners soon move up to the wide blue runs.
The mountain village architecture of Claviere itself is a mix of old and new, set against a dramatic backdrop. The resort is typically very quiet with only a small selection of après bars. For noisier nightlife it’s best to head to Montgenèvre, just half an hour’s walk away or taxis are readily available.
The peaceful resort is ideal for families. Claviere’s centre has an ice rink and the Grand Hotel Claviere offers all day childcare with plenty of activities, such as singing, arts and crafts. The kids can also have a go at outdoor activities such as sledging and bum boarding. Evening care is available too if the grown-ups fancy a night out.
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Pepi penguin childcare
The Pepi Penguin Club available here - (6mths-4yrs) is run by our own qualified childcare staff and held in a dedicated room within the hotel equipped with games, toys and a special sleep area. Outdoor play included (weather & parental consent permitting).
The Whizz Kids Club available here - (3yrs-11yrs) will provide plenty of fun filled days as our childcare staff offer a combination of care for non-skiing children. For children wanting to ski then our Whizzclusive option is available for children from 4/5 years which includes 6 x AM ski lessons, pick up and drop off from ski lessons, lunch and afternoon care by Crystal staff in the dedicated Whizz Kids club room.
The nursery slopes are located near the centre of the resort and beginners soon move up with the 4-seater La Coche chairlift where a broad blue run will take you back down into Claviere.
The Milky Way offers some great skiing for intermediates. From the top of Claviere intermediates have the option to ski back down to Claviere or take the link over to Sansicario opening up the rest of the glorious Italian Milky Way ski area.
Some great skiing for better skiers can be found by taking the 4-seater Col Boeuf chairlift from the bottom of Claviere. This gives a couple of good options from getting some speed up and racing back down the black 99 into Claviere to cutting across the red 99 which is the run used to link Claviere with Montgènevre in France.
As a small and traditional family-friendly resort, nightlife is rather quiet in Claviere as evenings are centred around your hotel or in-resort après and activity programme. Gallo Cedrone is the main bar in town and has a good atmosphere when busy, usually at weekends when locals are visiting. For lively nightlife, it's best to head to Montgenèvre, just half an hour walk away (2kms) or a taxi can be arranged.
Away-day to Briançon France, outdoor ice skating
There are good restaurants in Claviere serving local and international meals · 3 course meals from €27 · Pizzas and pasta from €8 at Pizzeria Kilt · Il Gran Bouc for gourmet meals and an excellent wine list · Gallo Cedrone for local cuisine
One-way (arrival) from £35 pp.
Return from £67 pp.
The Hotel Grande Claviere has a Pepi Penguin Club (6mths-4yrs) and a Whizz Kids Club (4yrs-11yrs), open to all guests in Claviere. If you are staying at the hotel and have booked all day childcare, take advantage of our free evening Snuggle (6mths-4yrs) and Pyjama Clubs (4yrs-11yrs) operating 6 nights per week 7.30pm-9.30pm.
The Pepi Penguin Club - (6mths-4yrs) is run by our own qualified childcare staff and held in a dedicated room within the hotel equipped with games, toys and a special sleep area. Outdoor play included (weather & parental consent permitting).
- Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm plus Snuggle Club in selected properties (7.30pm to 9.30pm), or
- Morning only care from 8.30am to 2pm, including lunch, or
- Afternoon only care from 2pm to 5pm
- 2 course hot lunch (for children attending Full day and Morning only clubs)
- Snacks and drinks throughout the day
- A daily routine and activities report for your child
We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day, may be sledging, bumboarding, snowy walks, gondola ride or snow painting. And if your child is used to a sleep, we'll factor that in too.
The Whizz Kids Club - (4yrs-11yrs) will provide plenty of fun filled days as our childcare staff offer a combination of care for non-skiing children. For children wanting to ski then our Whizzclusive option is available for children from 5 years which includes 6 x AM ski lessons, pick up and drop off from ski lessons, lunch and afternoon care by Crystal staff in the dedicated Whizz Kids club room.
- Full day care from 8.30am to 5pm plus Pyjama Club in selected properties (7.30pm to 9.30pm)
- 2 course hot lunch
- Snacks and drinks throughout the day
- Whizzclusive only - 6 x am ski lessons, ski school drop off/pick ups. child's ski's, boots and helmet hire.
We're also really keen to take in some fresh mountain air each day, so aim to have an outdoor activity at least once a day, may be sledging, bum boarding, bus bingo, snowman competitions, or a treasure hunt.
Both clubs operate for 6 days and must be pre-booked to guarantee a place.
Childcare must be pre-booked to guarantee availability.
Special offers for winter 14/15
• Kids Savers: Free helmet hire for child aged 11 years and under when hiring skis/board and boots. Reduced priced lift pass for children born after 01/01/07
• Senior Savers: Reduced priced lift pass for adults born before 31/12/39