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 - 27 Nov 2014|
|Last snowed|| 25-Nov-2014|
|Fresh snow||6 cm|
|Lower slopes||39 cm|
|Upper slopes||39 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Limited|
|Comments||Improving conditions thanks to the new snow|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 27-Nov-2014)
A large snowstorm is currently hitting western Canada and is predicted to last until Friday evening.
The Banff (56/59cm) resorts of Lake Louise and Sunshine Village have both seen lots of snowfall and are predicted to receive up to a further 50cm of snow by Saturday. Very cold but sunny weather is predicted for the weekend so conditions, once the snow clears, will be fantastic.
In BC the weather has been slightly warmer, leading to rain on the lower slopes of Whistler (65cm) but 20cm of fresh snow above mid-station. Several resorts in BC are set to open this weekend and all are reporting huge snowfalls.
Revelstoke (116cm) is reporting over 100cm of snow in the past week, Big White (61/85cm) saw 43cm of snow on Thursday morning and both Red Mountain (95cm) Silver Star (83/110cm) saw 30cm of snowfall overnight. Conditions for opening weekend should be excellent all round.
Colder weather has returned to the east coast of Canada and there is a chance of some light snow at our resorts of Mont Sainte-Anne (15/25cm) and Tremblant (30/60cm).
North American Weather Outlook
Sunny weather is forecast for the end of the week and over the weekend across the western states of the USA. Temperatures are forecast to rise to around freezing, making for ideal skiing weather.
Snow is forecast later in the weekend across California, snow that will be very welcome for the resorts that are currently struggling for snow.
Further north in Canada, heavy snow is forecast for Thursday and Friday although rain may fall on the lower slopes of resorts such as Whistler and Revelstoke in BC. Very cold weather should come down from the north on Friday night, dropping to as low as -20C in Whistler and Lake Louise. This is forecast to remain in place over the weekend although the sun should be shining.
Colder weather is also forecast for the east coasts of both Canada and the USA. This will enable snowmaking to resume and for skiing conditions to improve over the weekend.