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 - 09 Dec 2016|
|Last snowed|| 04-Dec-2016|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||51 cm|
|Upper slopes||51 cm|
|Runs to resort||Fresh|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 09-Dec-2016)
Thursday the 8th of November was a great day for skiing in Canada as recent snowfalls begin to taper down. Most resorts are looking great at the moment, but particularly Mont Tremblant (54/54cm), Sunshine Village (106/106cm) and Revelstoke (130/130cm). Kicking Horse (102/102cm) and Panorama (22/71cm) are both set to open on Friday the 9th. Kimberley (90/90cm) and Red Mountain (101/101cm) are set to open on Saturday the 10th. These latest openings will complete a nearly full set of open featured resorts.
North American Weather Outlook
North America has seen lots of snow over recent days and this is set to continue over the next 7. The biggest beneficiary has been the pacific north western regions: resorts like Mt Baker and Whistler have been on the receiving end of some serious dumps. Heading east there is plenty of snow on the way for resorts in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. Over in the east of the continent, things are picking up in Quebec, where Mount Sainte Anne and Mont Tremblant have both had much needed snowfall. It’s a similar story in the eastern U.S in areas like Vermont. Overall the picture is very positive for the North American winter season.