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 - 27 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 24-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||8 cm|
|Lower slopes||129 cm|
|Upper slopes||129 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great conditions for this time of year|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 27-Apr-2015)
There is still some great skiing to be found in Alberta at present, with some warm spring sunshine reported on Monday 27th April. Marmot Basin (129cm) caught 8cm of snow over the weekend and is offering some excellent spring riding. Above Banff (169/170cm), both Sunshine Village and Lake Louise remain open, with 19 lifts turning to access some great terrain. The Back Bowls at Lake Louise are in particularly good condition. Expect some snow in the middle part of the week, especially at Marmot Basin where 30cm may fall.
Some decent turns can still be found on the highest slopes of Whistler Mountain at Whistler (178cm). Changeable weather is expected this week, with the potential for some light snowfall later in the week. Blackcomb Mountain is now closed until the summer ski season begins.
All of our other featured resorts are now closed for the season.
North American Weather Outlook
The warm spring sunshine in place over the weekend in western Canada is forecast to give way to colder air on Wednesday. As much as 30cm may fall at Marmot Basin, with around 10cm expected at the Banff resorts. Sadly much of this precipitation is set to fall as rain in Whistler, although the very highest slopes should catch some fresh snow.
The Rockies are forecast a changeable week, with good sunny spells interspersed with some showers. Most of these will fall as rain on all but the very highest slopes.
Over on the east coast, the spring-time warmth is set to continue this week. Some good sunny breaks are forecast but there is also the chance of some heavy rain falling on Friday May 1st, potentially impacting on final weekend operations at several resorts.