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 - 24 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 22-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||136 cm|
|Upper slopes||136 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 24-Apr-2014)
A dusting of snow has fallen this week at the three open Canadian areas we feature in the west; Marmot Basin (136cm), Lake Louise/Sunshine Village (140/224cm) and Whistler (195cm). Whistler may only offer skiing on Blackcomb Mountain at the moment but they have extended the season to 26th May. Further snowfall is forecast over the weekend and the first few days of next week.
This is the last weekend of skiing at Mont Saint-Anne in Quebec, which will close for the season on 27th April.
North American Weather Outlook
It could be a reasonably snowy weekend in Colorado for the last weekend of many resorts’ seasons. 15cm of fresh snow is forecast for Breckenridge over Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April.
It’s similar in Canada, with colder than average weather expected into the weekend and through next week at Whistler. Blackcomb Mountain remains open until May 26th and this colder and snowier weather should help ensure it’s a great final month.