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 - 15 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 09-Mar-2014|
|Fresh snow||11 cm|
|Lower slopes||136 cm|
|Upper slopes||136 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Very good piste conditions, best at top|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 15-Apr-2014)
The heli-ski operations at Skeena and Chilcotin have both now ended for the season, and Fernie enjoyed the last day of their winter season on Sunday 13th April.
The skiing is still great at the remaining open Canadian resorts although, as you may expect in April, spring conditions dominate.
Big White (233/262) has the deepest base depth of our featured open Canadian resorts and the skiing is excellent as a result.
Of the open resorts, Whistler (241cm) has the greatest amount of snow forecast of the open Canadian resorts, with 14cm expected to land at mid-mountain level by Tuesday 22nd April.
North American Weather Outlook
This week should be cold and sunny in Colorado, with freezing levels expected to hover around 2,500m. This is the base of most resorts and temperatures towards -10C can be expected at times further up the mountain at Breckenridge and Winter Park.
A mixture of rain and snow is expected on and off all week for most places in Canada. Whistler is still open and offering good skiing. Their upper mountain should receive some fresh snow through the week and the lower slopes will get rain.