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 - 30 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 30-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||2 cm|
|Lower slopes||120 cm|
|Upper slopes||120 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great conditions for this time of year|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 03-May-2015)
Some great skiing is still on offer at Marmot Basin (120cm) as the resort heads into its final weekend of the season. Snow showers have been bubbling up in the afternoons, resulting in some light tops ups of snow – this is forecast to continue over the weekend. Sunshine Village and Lake Louise above Banff (165/170cm) both are reporting excellent conditions for the time of year, with most lifts running. Both are expected to last well into May and the good base depth bodes well for some further good skiing in the coming weeks.
Whistler (175cm) continues to have some decent skiing high up on Whistler Mountain. Around 10cm of fresh snow is forecast by the weekend before the warm spring sunshine becomes more dominant.
All of our other featured resorts are now closed for the season.
North American Weather Outlook
Changeable weather is forecast for western Canada over the weekend, with snow showers possible on any day. Up to 20cm may fall at Marmot Basin and Whistler may catch a nice 10cm top up by Friday before the weekend brings greater amounts of sunshine.
More unsettled weather is forecast for the Rockies in the USA, with showers forecast on most days. In Utah where the altitude is slightly less than in neighbouring Colorado, expect rain rather than snow. Expect the sunniest skies in the morning before the clouds bubble up during the day. More organised snow is expected for the middle of next week.
The east coast is forecast to remain mild over the weekend, with mid-mountain temperatures sitting around +15C by Sunday. Some spells of rain are expected, especially on Thursday night and on Tuesday, but should be interspersed with long spells of warm spring sunshine.