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 - 17 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 15-Mar-2014|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||140 cm|
|Upper slopes||140 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Fresh|
|Comments||A dusting of snow has improved the pistes|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 20-Apr-2014)
Many of our featured resorts are now closed the season, but the skiing available at the remaining open resorts is very good and fresh snow has fallen at Banff (140/210cm), Kicking Horse (205cm) and Whistler (239cm). Blue Mountain (70cm) also received a light dusting but the conditions there are mostly spring like at the moment.
Whistler is in great shape following the recent fresh snow. With more expected over the weekend and next week the conditions should continue to improve.
North American Weather Outlook
Quite a warm weekend is expected in Colorado with temperatures near to double digits in the valleys by the start of next week. Breckenridge should enjoy spring skiing across the mountain with the freezing level rising just above the summit to 4300m.
The weather over the weekend and into next week is forecast to be mostly sunny at the open Canadian resorts, and resorts in the west should receive fresh snowfall. In the east the weather is expected to be a little wetter.