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…
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Jasper Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 23 Nov 2015|
|Last snowed|| 18-Nov-2015|
|Fresh snow||19 cm|
|Lower slopes||65 cm|
|Upper slopes||65 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great snow conditions throughout area|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 25-Nov-2015)
Fantastic ski conditions were on offer across many of our featured resorts in Canada on Monday 23rd November.
Alberta is continuing its fine start to the season, with Banff in particular enjoying some excellent early season conditions. Lake Louise (113cm) has all but one of its lifts running, with the popular Paradise chair set to open for the first time on Monday. Great snow coverage remains across the area with new terrain being opened daily. Snow showers are expected today, which will do much to refresh conditions both on and off piste, before brightening up from Wednesday for the remainder of the week.
In British Colombia, Sun Peaks (71cm) enjoyed a great opening weekend, with the recent good snowfall ensuring the resort was able to allow access to all three mountains and some sixty-five runs. Elsewhere, Whistler-Blackcomb (76cm) is looking to open up more terrain, with Blackcomb Mountain scheduled to open this coming Thursday. Snow showers are scheduled for much of Monday and Tuesday, although this will give way to clear skies and sunshine for the remainder of the week.
The east coast is still experiencing a poor start to the season, with both Mont Sainte Anne and Tremblant yet to get lifts turning this season. Temperatures look likely to drop towards the end of the week, bringing with it the possibility of a dusting of snow. This should at least allow resorts to get snow cannons firing, as they look to get their respective seasons back on track.
North American Weather Outlook
The wintry theme is once again set to continue in western Canada, with Monday’s snowfall set to continue right through into Tuesday for most places. By the time the skies clear a further 20cm of snow could have fallen which is great news. A sunny and cold spell of settled weather is then forecast right through until early next week which should provide some perfect overhead conditions in which to enjoy all of the fallen snow.
Sunny weather is forecast to remain in place across Colorado, Utah and much of the rest of the Rockies right through until Wednesday 25th November. Snow clouds are then forecast to arrive, although any accumulations are set to be relatively light. These should clear through by the weekend to leave sunny skies and cold temperatures.
The snow is due to arrive a day earlier in California and looks to be heavier in nature too. Up to 30cm may fall on resorts such as Squaw Valley, Heavenly and Mammoth. Changeable, cold and at times snowy weather is then forecast into the weekend – bringing as much as a further 15cm of snowfall which is great news ahead of the popular Thanksgiving holidays.
The struggle on the East Coast sadly looks set to continue however, with no significant fresh snowfall expected at our featured resorts. Temperatures look set to remain mostly below freezing however, so with Thanksgiving on the way, expect resorts to be blasting out artificial snow to ensure decent coverage for holiday season.