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 - 24 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 15-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||122 cm|
|Upper slopes||122 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great conditions for this time of year|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 25-Apr-2015)
Whistler (182cm) is the only one of our featured British Columbian resorts still open. 5cm of fresh snow on Wednesday and a further 20cm is possible by Sunday. Blackcomb Mountain is closed until the summer ski season begins in June so all skiing at present is on the upper half of Whistler Mountain.
The skiing in Alberta remains excellent at both Marmot Basin (122cm) and at the Banff (172/176cm) resorts, however Mt Norquay at Banff closed for the season on Sunday. Expect some snow flurries into the weekend before spring really takes hold early next week and daytime temperatures soar into double digits.
Over on the east coast, Tremblant is now closed for the season but Mont Sainte-Anne (20/50cm) 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
Some light snow is possible in Alberta in Canada and at Whistler before the weekend, before spring really takes hold and very warm sunshine spreads into the region. By Tuesday, mid-mountain temperatures are expected to hit +10C and then continue to rise.
Yet more snowfall is forecast for the Rockies in the coming days, with Utah possibly catching around 25cm on the upper slopes by Sunday – so some final weekend powder turns are likely. The resorts of Colorado, especially Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, are set for another very snowy spell and could see upwards of 70cm by Tuesday next week.
More damp and mild weather is forecast for the east coast of the USA and Canada – sadly providing poor conditions for many resorts’ final weekend of the winter.