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 - 23 Feb 2017|
|Last snowed|| 20-Feb-2017|
|Fresh snow||1 cm|
|Lower slopes||100 cm|
|Upper slopes||100 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Good skiing on firmly packed runs|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 22-Feb-2017)
Monday 20th of February was a great day for skiing in Canada. Banff resorts were in great condition today thanks to recent snow related activity. There is even the possibility of new snow today. The best conditions are of course, at the top. Big White (188cm) had lots of new snow with 16cm falling overnight on the 18th. Flurries were expected today on a powder day in the resort. Fernie (228cm) was much improved after conditions deteriorated at the weekend. Around 20cm today and yesterday freshened things up and provided some powder off piste. Marmot Basin (101cm) was also in good condition where pockets of fresh powder could still be found off-piste. Finally, revelstoke (231cm) had a powder day today, but lifts were opening slowly due to the snowfalls. Overall, conditions remain very good in Canada.
North American Weather Outlook
In Canada the forecast for the coming week reads for a prolonged period of snow and clouds that is likely to stretch into next week as well. Accumulations are expected to be consistent, but not huge, with around 2-5cm expected in most regions of Canada every day. Temperatures will be coldest from Thursday 23rd and into the weekend, where Alberta is expected to read around -16C.
In the USA there is likely to be some sun in Colorado on Tuesday 21st, before the cloud then rolls over for the week. The forecast predicts for resorts in California to continue getting slammed with heavy snow, with Heavenly expecting over 100cm before the weekend, which is nothing compared to 90cm that Squaw Valley is predicting to fall on just Monday alone. In Utah temperatures will drop significantly mid-week, and some big accumulations are expected.
For resorts in Vermont such as Killington, the temperature is expected to be warmer at around +6C, and this many bring rain at times in between periods of sun.