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 - 19 Dec 2014|
|Last snowed|| 12-Dec-2014|
|Fresh snow||30 cm|
|Lower slopes||85 cm|
|Upper slopes||85 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 19-Dec-2014)
Light snow was falling across Canada on Thursday 18th December.
The most was falling on the east coast, with Tremblant (65/95cm) and Mont Sainte-Anne (15/122cm) seeing up to 10cm by the end of Wednesday night. Piste conditions will undoubtedly be improved by the new snowfall.
Light snow was also dropping on Whistler (90cm) and Silver Star (57/84cm), freshening up the pistes ahead of the weekend. Good news is in the forecast as more snow is expected, with Whistler potentially seeing 50cm by next week.
North American Weather Outlook
Fresh snow is forecast at almost all of our featured North American resorts over the weekend and in the run up to Christmas Day.
In America over half a metre of snow is forecast at mid-mountain level at Jackson Hole, Keystone, Canyons, Breckenridge, Park City, Solitude, Snowbird, Alta, Copper Mountain and Crested Butte. Crested Butte is predicted the greatest amount of snow with 58cm forecast at mid-mountain level by Friday 26th December.
Whistler should receive the most fresh snow in Canada over the next week, with 50cm predicted at mid-mountain level by Friday 26th. Kicking Horse is another good choice if you want fresh snow, with over 20cm expected over the same period.