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 - 20 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 15-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||134 cm|
|Upper slopes||134 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great conditions for this time of year|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 20-Apr-2015)
Most resorts across Canada are now closed for the winter season, however some good skiing can still be found at those still open.
Whistler (182cm) is the only one of our featured British Columbian resorts to still be open. There is still some good skiing in the upper bowls and on the groomed slopes above mid-mountain, although Blackcomb Mountain has now closed for the winter (but will reopen again for summer skiing on June 20th).
The skiing in Alberta remains excellent at both Marmot Basin (134cm) and at the Banff (183/185cm) resorts, however Mt Norquay at Banff closed for the season on Sunday. With warm spring weather and some good sunny spells in the forecast, an excellent final couple of weeks of skiing can be expected.
Over on the east coast, Tremblant is now closed for the season after a great closing weekend. Mont Sainte-Anne (20/50cm) is closed during the week but is set to open for the final days riding of the season on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April.
All of our other featured resorts are now closed for the season.
North American Weather Outlook
Mostly sunny and very mild weather is forecast for western Canada this week, with mid-mountain temperatures well into double figures in British Columbia and as high as +8C in Alberta. Some clouds may bubble up during the day, leading to the possibility of a few light rain showers in the afternoon.
Expect a week of unsettled weather in the Rocky Mountains of the USA, with rain/snow likely this week. Some potentially heavy falls are expected on Thursday/Friday, especially in Colorado, where up to 40cm of powder could fall at some resorts – particularly on the upper slopes.
Mild and damp weather is predicted for the eastern states of the USA and Canada, with light rain possible on most days this week. Tuesday may bring some heavier rain to the mountains. From Friday onwards, slightly cooler air may result in the showers falling as snow on the upper slopes.