The Canadian powder snow experience

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are known for the dry powder snow. This is certainly true for Marmot Basin, the ski resort of Jasper National Park. In the middle of an oasis of peace you can find 91 slopes, fairly divided over different levels, which makes it the perfect resort for every level skier or snowboarder. And when there is an average snowfall of 500 cm each season, the choice is quiet easy to make. It’s for a good reason that we are such huge fans of this area. Still not convinced? Keep reading and discover all the benefits of Marmot Basin and watch the video on this page for some more inspiration.

Facts & figures Marmot Basin

Ski Marmot Basin, the ski resort of Jasper National Park, is situated in the Canadian Rockies. This ski resort with varied ski areas has plenty to offer both absolute beginners and experienced skiers alike. A few facts and figures:

  • Season: 6 (!) months, from 10 November 2017 until 6 May 2018
  • Average snowfall per season is nearly 200 inches (500 centimetres)
  • Average temperature: between -7 and +1 Celsius
  • Altitude: at 1,698 meters (5,570 feet) the highest base elevation of all Canadian ski areas!
  • Elevation: 914 meters (3,000 feet)
  • Mid Mountain elevation: 1,980 meters (6,494 feet)
  • Size: 696 hectares (1,675 acres) of terrain
  • Longest ski run: 5.6 kilometres (3.47 miles)
  • Ski runs: 91
  • Difficulty ratings of the ski runs:
    • 30% Novice
    • 30% Intermediate
    • 20% Advanced
    • 20% Expert
  • Lift system: 7 lifts (all lifts at Marmot Basin are chairlifts with the exception of the Magic Carpet Beginner Lift)

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Rest and space

Marmot Basin is known throughout the region as a ski resort where visitors can enjoy Jasper Park’s rest, space and magnificent nature. Generally speaking, Ski Marmot Basin isn’t a crowded ski resort. Visitors get to discover new routes every time they make an off-piste descent and are spoilt for choice when it comes to routes that’ll lead skiers off the beaten track. A wonderful experience that can only be had at Marmot Basin! The cold and dry Alberta snow of the Rocky Mountains is of the best quality since it doesn’t have to endure rainfall. This in turn means that the snow never becomes wet and heavy, safeguarding its ideal qualities and guaranteeing ideal snow for skiing days on end. The best news is that there are hardly ever any queues for the lifts! Head right back up the mountain after your descent without wasting any time.

Lessons and Passes

Snow School
There’s no need to worry if you don’t yet master the art of skiing and/or snowboarding. Marmot Basin’s so-called Snow School employs highly qualified professional instructors that’ll have you showing of your first paces in the snow in no time. Intermediate skiers can also benefit from the Snow School’s instructors to ramp up their skills. Find out more about the possibilities here.

Ski passes
Before heading up the mountain you’ll need a ski pass. You’re in luck if you book your trip via Snow Sure Deals as your ski pass will be included in your package deal! This way you’ll be guaranteed of a discount of no less than 50%! Can’t get enough of those mountains? Stay another day! A one-day ski pass will cost you $95 during the season.

Equipment rental

Marmot Basin has a large fleet of modern, well maintained rental equipment; trained and professional technicians; and the convenience of renting at the ski area. Skis and boots and snowboards and boots are the same price. A day’s rental will cost approximately $44 with major savings for those that rent equipment for several days.

How to get there?

Many tour operators have included car rental in their Snow Sure Deal packages which’ll let you drive to and from Marmot Basin from your hotel at your leisure. Marmot Basin has a rather spacious parking lot that’ll allow you to park your car without difficulty. If you don’t have a rental car (or if you don’t want to drive to Marmot Bay) then you can make use of the resort’s daily shuttle service. Various hotels in Jasper participate in the shuttle service scheme. Tickets and timetables can be obtained at reception at all participating hotels.

 

Other facilities

Marmot Basin is home to three on-mountain restaurants. One is situated at the base of the mountain, the other two are situated mid-mountain. Caribou Chalet can be found at the base of the mountain and offers both a café and a restaurant. Mid-mountain you’ll find two cabins, Paradise Chalet and Eagle Chalet. These two adjoining chalets are home to Paradise Cafetaria, Charlie’s Bar and the Eagle’s Grill & Lounge. Plenty of options to recharge your batteries after a few hours of ‘on-piste’ fun! Enjoy a delicious meal or warm up with a steaming mug of tea or coffee. Sunny days invite you to enjoy an ice-cold beer whilst taking in the magnificent scenery of Jasper National Park! A store specializing in ski gear can be found at the base of the ski area which comes in handy if you’ve forgotten something or in the unlikely event you experience an equipment malfunction!

More information on the ski area can be found at SkiMarmot.com.

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  • Unique powder snow experience in Jasper National Park in Alberta

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