Marmot Basin Jasper is one of the least crowded ski areas of its size in all of North America!
The town of Jasper is situated in the heart of the Rockies and its scenic ski area, Marmot Basin, is a 15 minute drive from the town. Although the skiing is not extensive, there is plenty of variety including high open-bowl skiing, glades and trails through the trees.
Marmot Basin is located in the Canadian Rockies of Western Alberta. The ski area is surrounded by spectacular, pristine mountain scenery within the Jasper National Park, close to the town of Jasper 19km (12 miles) away.
|How to get there|
|Closest International Airport : Edmonton:||3.5 hours drive|
|From Calgary:||5 hours drive|
Jasper and Marmot Basin is situated 370 kilometers (192 miles) west of Edmonton, 404 kilometers (256 miles) northwest of Calgary and 805 km (500 miles) northeast of Vancouver. A number of operators offer airport transfers from both Edmonton and Calgary International Airports.
|Ski Season:||November to May|
|Mountain Elevation:||1697 meters|
|Snowfall Average:||4 meters|
|Longest Run:||5.6 km|
|Steepest Run:||37 Degrees|
|Numbers of Courses:||86|
|Number of Lifts:||8 chair lifts|
|Terrain:||Beginner: 30%, Intermediate: 30%, Advanced: 40%|
|Jasper Trail Map Click link to PDF file||Jasper Weather Click link to Snow Forecast.com|
The Daily Shuttle Service between Jasper and Marmot Basin runs every day of the season. Tickets can be purchased for $7.00 at all hotels listed as departure points and also from the Marmot Town store at 611 Patricia, or alternatively from the Ticket Windows at Marmot Basin.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Within the town of Jasper there are a variety of fine eating and drinking establishments. The town offers approx 6 bars and over 20 restaurants, including Italian, Mexican, Pizzerias, steakhouses and a variety of family fare.
Jasper is unusual for a Canadian municipality because it is located within a national park. This translates to a culture that is very much focused on nature and conservation. Despite welcoming two million visitors a year, the town remains small (at 4,700 residents) and relatively quiet. Most entertainment and popular activities take place in the outdoors, whether it be hiking, skiing/snowboarding, whitewater rafting, or horseback riding.