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 - 10 Mar 2014|
|Last snowed|| 10-Mar-2014|
|Fresh snow||11 cm|
|Lower slopes||121 cm|
|Upper slopes||121 cm|
|Runs to resort||Fresh|
|Off piste snow||Fresh|
|Comments||Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 10-Mar-2014)
Many Canadian resorts reported fresh snow over the weekend and into Monday 10th March. Skiers at Lake Louise, part of the Banff (128/214cm) area, woke up to 23cm of fresh snow on Monday morning, which was on top of around 20cm over the course of the weekend. Conditions are great at the moment and although it’s warmer than it has been recently the snow is in excellent condition.
Snow fell at Panorama (84/150cm) too. 25cm of snow gave a fantastic March powder day. Like Banff, it’s fairly warm at around freezing but the snow is nice and powdery and there’s plenty of it as we head into spring.
North American Weather Outlook
A mixture of sunny and cloudy weather is expected throughout this week and over next weekend, with a chance of fresh snow at almost all of our featured North America resorts. The only two resorts without fresh snow forecast are Mammoth and Heavenly in California.
The Skeena heli-ski area in Canada is expecting the most snow, with almost 80cm of fresh snow forecast at mid-mountain level by Tuesday 18th March. Here fresh snow is forecast every day until then. In America it is the Vermont resorts of Mount Snow, Killington and Stowe that should receive the heaviest snowfall, with around 30cm scheduled to land at mid-mountain level over the same period. In New Hampshire, Attitash Bear Peak should receive a similar amount.