Hotel Jasper Inn
Jasper Resort Info
Jasper/Marmot Basin is right out in the beautiful wilds of the Eastern Rockies, three and a half hours from the nearest international airport in Edmonton. As with a lot of Canadian skiing, accommodation and entertainment are to be found in the major town of the area, Jasper, while the skiing is offered by a local domain, Marmot Basin.
Marmot Basin has over 1000 acres of slopes, is great value and provides good skiing for all abilities. It is particularly suitable for better intermediates, who will enjoy the several black pistes that the resort has to offer. The ski school, based in Jasper, has a great reputation, as well as offering snowboard clinics for those who want to spend less time on their bums. The scenery is wonderful and the skiing is typically North American - stress-free and user-friendly. Boarders have a particular soft spot for the place.
Jasper, which is 30 minutes from the skiing, is a world-famous resort in its own right, with great access to some of the best scenery and mountain terrain in Canada. It has plenty of quality accommodation for all budgets. The nightlife is reasonable, although some boarders seem to disagree! Because of its location, access to a car is invaluable. Then if you don't feel like skiing or travelling to other ski domains (for example Panorama), you can hit the open road and explore this stunning area. There is also the Jasper in January festival, which often has cheap deals on lift passes.
Overall, Jasper/Marmot basin is a wonderful place to experience Canadian mountain life and scenery, with plenty of great skiing – if you're into that sort of thing…
More Jasper resort information
Jasper Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 02 Mar 2015|
|Last snowed|| 25-Feb-2015|
|Fresh snow||1 cm|
|Lower slopes||118 cm|
|Upper slopes||118 cm|
|Runs to resort||Excellent|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great snow conditions throughout area|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 02-Mar-2015)
Light top ups of fresh snow over the weekend have improved the conditions across British Columbia, although Whistler (147cm) continues to suffer from a lack of snow. Red Mountain (151cm) caught a nice 3cm of new snow on Sunday and Revelstoke (198cm) fared even better after seeing 8cm of powder. This has improved the piste conditions following the recent mild spell of weather. Sunny skies dominate the forecast, with temperatures expected to rise gradually to above freezing at mid-mountain level.
Colder temperatures have ensured the snow has remained in excellent condition in Alberta, despite only light dustings of snow hitting the Banff (150cm) resorts and Marmot Basin (118cm). Some great grooming has led to some great soft piste conditions across the mountain. A sunny spell of weather is expected this week and temperatures are set to remain low.
Tremblant (110/190cm) and Mont Sainte-Anne (90/150cm) in Quebec and Blue Mountain (150cm) in Ontario continue to offer fantastic skiing. Cold air and some nice top ups of snow in recent weeks have resulted in some amazing on piste conditions. It is set to continue over the coming week, with 20cm of new snow possible.
North American Weather Outlook
Monday’s light snow across western Canada is expected to peter out overnight, leaving a gloriously sunny week of weather. Temperatures are set to gradually rise from around -10C at mid-mountain level to around 0C by Thursday and around +4C by next Monday.
The snow currently falling across Colorado and Utah is forecast to continue until Tuesday, although some parts of Colorado may cling on to some snow showers until Thursday. Once the snow stops, sunshine and gradually increasing temperatures are expected so some great skiing is likely to be had across this region in the coming week.
Recent snowfall in California is also set to stop, but this time by Tuesday, to be replaced by sunny skies. Temperatures are set to rise significantly, with daytime highs of around 8C possible by the end of the week.
The story again could not be more different over on the east coast, with yet more bitterly cold and snowy weather is forecast for the coming week. Another 10-15cm of new snow can be expected in the US states, with up 20cm possible across the border in Canada. Sunshine unfortunately will be at a premium, but thanks to the new snow and the cold temperatures, the snow conditions are set to more than make up for this!