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 - 13 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 12-Dec-2013|
|Fresh snow||2 cm|
|Lower slopes||45 cm|
|Upper slopes||45 cm|
|Runs to resort||Fresh|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 13-Dec-2013)
There has been consistent snowfall in Canada this week with resorts on the east coast boasting the best conditions.
Mont Sainte-Anne (60/80cm) enjoyed 23cm of fresh powder on Tuesday 10th December and a further 3cm the following day. Tremblant (70/85cm) also offered great conditions this week when 18cm fell on Tuesday, with a top up of 5cm on Wednesday 11th December.
On the west coast Kimberly (105/105cm) and Kicking Horse (77/77cm) are both preparing to open for the season on Saturday 14th December. The latter has received regular dustings of snow throughout the week.
Very good conditions are also on offer at other west coast resorts including Whistler (79/79cm) and Revelstoke (105/105cm) which are both expecting further moderate snowfall in the coming days. In Banff (70/78cm) there are excellent conditions at all three local resorts after light snowfall throughout the week continued to improve the pistes.
North American Weather Outlook
It is set to be a much sunnier week in America over the next seven days although most resorts will also receive occasional top ups of fresh snow after the weekend. The east coast is set to receive the majority of the fresh stuff with Mount Snow, Sugarbush and Killington all expecting over 15cm.
In Canada, Kicking Horse should celebrate opening week with around 35cm of new snow but they are not the only resort expecting good snowfall. Almost all of our featured resorts are preparing for moderate snowfall throughout the next seven days. Whistler and Banff could both accumulate a further 25cm each.