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 - 23 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 15-Mar-2014|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||131 cm|
|Upper slopes||131 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Spring snow|
|Comments||Spring conditions across the resort|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 22-Apr-2014)
Mt Norquay in the Banff area (140/230cm) is now closed for the season although you can still ski at Lake Louise and Sunshine Village, and the skiing conditions are currently very good.
Whistler (243cm) is also open and the skiing is also very good with recent snowfall freshening conditions.
Marmot Basin (134cm) is the last of our featured western resorts in Canada still open for snowsports and although spring skiing dominates the snow is still deep enough to provide excellent slope conditions.
In the east, Mont Sainte-Anne is closed during the week but will be open on 26th and 27th April for the last weekend of their season.
North American Weather Outlook
A mixed week is expected in America, with high temperatures generally but also a few days where it will suddenly turn much colder and deliver some fresh snow. Breckenridge could get some rain on Friday 25th April but then fresh snow for the closing weekend, with the freezing level dropping to almost 1,000m below the village.
Light snow is expected on and off all week at Whistler in Canada. The freezing level will hover around 1,400m all week, which is just below mid mountain. This should deliver around 30cm of fresh snow to the upper area over the course of the week and the coming weekend.