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 - 06 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 02-Dec-2013|
|Fresh snow||7 cm|
|Lower slopes||40 cm|
|Upper slopes||40 cm|
|Runs to resort||Hard|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 08-Dec-2013)
Temperatures have plummeted in western Canada this week and there are still excellent snow conditions on and off piste at our featured resorts.
Kimberly (104cm/104cm) is set to open for a bonus weekend on Saturday 7th December and prepared with a dump of 55cm on Monday 2nd December. There was a further dusting of 3cm on Wednesday and the cold snap should keep the snow in prime condition for the first turns of the season.
There are also excellent conditions in Banff (58cm/77cm) which has received light top-ups all week. A light dusting improved the pistes on Wednesday 4th December but temperatures dropped as low as -30C.
On the east coast Tremblant (60cm/60cm) is providing fantastic early-season conditions thanks to 10cm of fresh snow on Tuesday 3rd December. The best skiing can be found on the upper slopes however due to much milder temperatures around 5C.
North American Weather Outlook
The USA has enjoyed heavy snowfall this week but over the next seven days it is Canada’s turn to look forward to powder skiing. Whistler and Revelstoke should receive around 50cm towards the end of next week. The snow conditions will be helped by temperatures remaining at below -10C for much of next week.
In the USA most resorts will continue to receive consistent snowfall, although in smaller amounts than their northern neighbours. Temperatures are also expected to increase slightly and most resorts will enjoy their fresh snow in sunny weather towards the end of next week.