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 - 11 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 10-Dec-2013|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||45 cm|
|Upper slopes||45 cm|
|Runs to resort||Fresh|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||A dusting of snow has improved the pistes|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 11-Dec-2013)
Canadian resorts enjoyed rising temperatures over the weekend after a dramatic cold snap last week. There was also light snowfall at a selection of resorts.
Whistler (79cm/79cm) celebrated the opening of one of two brand new lifts for this season on Saturday 7th December. The Crystal Ridge Express began operations and despite no recent snowfall in the area excellent conditions can be found on-piste.
Marmot Basin (40cm/40cm) had a light dusting of snow overnight on Monday 9th December as did Revelstoke (92cm/92cm) and Sun Peaks (81cm/102cm). All three resorts experienced scattered snowfall throughout the day and temperatures around -10C made for excellent snow conditions across the ski areas.
On the east coast Blue Mountain (35cm/35c) is now open every day after another successful weekend. Conditions were improved on Sunday 8th December with 3cm of fresh snow.
North American Weather Outlook
It is shaping up to be a sunny week at most resorts in the USA this week. Alta and Breckenridge, along with most Colorado resorts, are expecting clear skies for the next nine days. Most of the snow will be falling on the east coast with Attitash, Smugglers’ Notch and Sugarbush expecting around 15cm this week.
Canada will be a lot snowier than its southern neighbor particularly in British Columbia. Kicking Horse should get around half a metre before its opening day this weekend and Whistler and Revelstoke are expecting similar amounts. Heavy snow will also return to Alberta with around 40cm predicted for Banff and Marmot Basin over the next seven days.