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 Nov 2015|
|Last snowed|| 18-Nov-2015|
|Fresh snow||19 cm|
|Lower slopes||65 cm|
|Upper slopes||65 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great snow conditions throughout area|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 26-Nov-2015)
The sun was shining and the skies were clear across much of Canada on Thursday 26th November. Conditions in many resorts remain excellent thanks to the large amount of early season snowfall across the west coast.
Alberta is still the place to be if you are looking for some pre-Christmas powder turns, with Banff enjoying a fantastic start to the season. Lake Louise (104cm) welcomes the Men’s World Cup this coming weekend so be sure to stop by to watch the action if you fortunate enough to be enjoying some early season skiing in the area. The weather is set to be sunny over the weekend, with temperatures to remain above freezing during the day.
It is much the same across British Columbia. The sunshine and higher temperatures that are in store for the weekend will offer the perfect conditions to get out and enjoy the fantastic early season snowfall. Kicking Horse (30/60cm) is looking to get lifts turning for the first time this season, with nearly all of the mid-lower mountain terrain open to riders this coming weekend. This is the first time they will be opening early in their history – a testament to just what a good start to the season it has been.
On the east coast, Tremblant (10cm) is set to get the first lifts of the season turning on Thursday, with Mont Sainte Anne (10cm) not far behind with a projected opening of this weekend. The surface on offer will be largely artificial having not had any significant snowfall in the last few weeks. However, some light flurries are expected over the weekend which will do much to increase the coverage and base depths in the area. Temperatures will remain low which will see both resorts able to continue their round the clock snow making ability.
North American Weather Outlook
A gloriously sunny weekend is forecast across western Canada, with steadily rising temperatures also expected. This should provide perfect conditions for the opening downhill World Cup races of the season from Lake Louise in Alberta. A weather front is set to arrive on Friday, initially dropping snow on Whistler (where almost a metre of snow is possible) before moving inland to drop around 10-25cm of fresh snow on our other featured resorts.
Very cold and snowy weather is expected in the Rocky Mountains, where temperatures look set to dip below -10C for many over the weekend. Snow showers are possible on most days, bringing up to 20cm of fresh snow to Colorado, 10cm to Utah and Montana, whilst Jackson Hole in Wyoming may pick up as much as 40cm over the weekend.
California is also set to see a spell of cold, wintry weather over the weekend, but less snow is forecast than further east in the Rockies. Around 5-10cm of new snow is possible on Monday, but before that a very cold (-10C at mid-mountain) and very sunny weekend is forecast which should provide the perfect conditions in which to enjoy the week’s fresh snow.
Cooler weather is also forecast for the east coast resorts in both the USA and in Canada, but only once the mild air in place on Thursday is displaced during Friday night. Some light snow may fall in Quebec, Canada, but further south in Vermont, Main and New Hampshire, little fresh snow is expected. The good news is that temperatures are set to remain well below freezing at night which should allow snow machines to fire.