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 - 01 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 29-Mar-2015|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||126 cm|
|Upper slopes||126 cm|
|Runs to resort||Icy|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 01-Apr-2015)
We are currently seeing differing conditions in Canada, with the west and British Columbia reporting typical spring like conditions with heavier slopes higher up and slushy conditions down towards the resorts. Both regions saw light snowfalls over the weekend but the east still remains colder and cloudier.
In the east, Tremblant (110/190cm) reported frequent flurries of snow over the weekend, with around 2cm falling each day. Great skiing is there to be enjoyed at the moment; on Monday 30th March eight lifts were running as some were closed due to high winds. Fresh pistes are on offer though with varying conditions off the slopes.
In the west Banff/Lake Louise/Sunshine Village (160/160cm) returned to spring conditions after a small amount of snow fell over the weekend. Reports indicated that around 5cm fell but a rise in climate has made the slopes a little heavy and slushy. The visibility was reasonable as the sun was breaking through the weekends cloud cover.
North American Weather Outlook
This week’s forecast looks quite changeable for the west of North America, with bright spells followed by increasing clouds and the occasional drop of snow. The east should remain cloudy for most of the week but could also see light snow fall.