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 - 17 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 15-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||139 cm|
|Upper slopes||139 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Fresh|
|Comments||Great conditions for this time of year|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 18-Apr-2015)
There is some great skiing still in Alberta this week, with Marmot Basin (143cm) reporting 17cm of new snow in the past four days and Lake Louise above Banff (186/195cm) has picked up a massive 64cm in the past week. There is some great late season powder to be found and both resorts are set to remain open until May. Changeable weather is forecast for the weekend, with some nice sunny skies in between some light snow showers.
Whistler (205cm) is still able to offer some good skiing, although lower down there is very little snow. The top bowls are in great shape and thanks to recent snowfall some good powder days have been had – finally! Some great spring sunshine is forecast for the coming days.
Over on the east coast, both Mont Sainte-Anne (50/70cm) and Tremblant (60/120cm) are open this weekend following a week of closure to preserve the snow. Expect spring conditions under what sadly is forecast to be a damp Saturday but a sunny Sunday.
All of our other featured resorts are now closed for the season.
North American Weather Outlook
Some brilliant spring sunshine is forecast for western Canada over the weekend, with mid-mountain temperatures soaring into double digits across British Columbia. Cooler conditions can be expected in Alberta, possibly bringing the odd snow flurry, but expect some warm spring sunshine here too over the weekend.
Unsettled and snowy weather is forecast for Colorado in the USA, with as much as 50cm of fresh powder predicted to fall by the end of the weekend in places. Utah on the other hand is expected to remain mostly dry, with some good spells of sunshine in between periods of cloudy weather that may bring some light snow flurries.
Warm and sunny weather is forecast for the final weekend at many resorts. Be sure to take sunglasses and sun cream as the sun is extremely strong at this time of year.
Spring has well and truly sprung on the east coast, with temperatures set to hit double figures at mid-mountain level over much of the next nine days. Expect some rain at times – heaviest on Friday and Tuesday. Some good sunny breaks are forecast in between the rain however, especially on Sunday which is closing day for many resorts.