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 - 07 Mar 2014|
|Last snowed|| 06-Mar-2014|
|Fresh snow||12 cm|
|Lower slopes||117 cm|
|Upper slopes||117 cm|
|Runs to resort||Fresh|
|Off piste snow||Fresh|
|Comments||Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 09-Mar-2014)
There is great skiing on offer at all our featured Canadian resorts after a snowy week across the country.
Whistler (229cm) received more new snow on Wednesday 5th March when 14cm hit the resort. Elsewhere in British Columbia, Revelstoke (228cm) and Kicking Horse (184cm) enjoyed similar amounts and provided excellent on and off-piste skiing.
Banff (125/210cm) has had a relatively dry period recently but light dustings during the week freshened up the pistes. There was then heavy snow on Wednesday which brought 23cm of fresh powder to the slopes.
Temperatures increased across Canada this week but it is still very cold on the east coast where the snow base is still in great shape. Tremblant (70cm) and Mont Sainte-Anne (275cm) also had a few centimetres of fresh snow during the week.
North American Weather Outlook
British Columbia is set to continue the current snowy period into next week with Whistler expecting over half a metre in the next nine days. Kicking Horse is also predicting heavy snow over the weekend.
Banff is hoping for around 25cm of new snow next week while most other resorts should experience light snowfall over the weekend. Many resorts will then enjoy sunny skies and warmer weather at the end of next week.
Colorado will again receive the most new snow in the USA over the next week, with Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin preparing for over 30cm. There will also be light dustings on the east coast next week and most of our featured resorts this week will see cloudy weather interrupted by occasional sunny days.