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 - 01 Mar 2017|
|Last snowed|| 26-Feb-2017|
|Fresh snow||7 cm|
|Lower slopes||106 cm|
|Upper slopes||106 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Good skiing on firmly packed runs|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 01-Mar-2017)
Monday 27th of February was another terrific day in Canada in what has been a super season so far. Banff resorts were in great condition today with a dusting of new snow over the weekend. The windblown snow has generated some really good conditions in the back bowls at Lake Louise (120/177cm), so the tip of the day is to head there where you can ski some tremendous, soft powder. There were powder weekends in Big White (210cm) and Fernie (270cm) and you can enjoy another one today if you are near either of these resorts. There were some worse conditions to report in Mont Tremblant (100cm) where a cold night has generated some tough conditions across the mountain. Groomers have been working hard but a fair amount of the resort will remain closed today.
North American Weather Outlook
Snowfalls have been consistent and kept things ticking over the last 6 days but things are set to ramp up (yet again) with major snowfalls forecast this week.
The hotspot this season has often been California, but this week it is British Columbia and Washington that are going to be hit hardest. Whistler, for instance, is predicted to get around 80cm. The weather then is set to remain cloudy or snowy for most resorts this week.