About the Resort
Beautifully hidden at Marmot Basin, the wonderfully remote Jasper National Park is located in Alberta, on the eastern side of the Rockies. The highest northern ski resort in Canada, it’s found between Alberta and British Columbia, and thanks to its quiet location, it means that you’re unlikely to find a queue on
With a huge 200km of varied slopes and over 80 runs to discover on the Jasper piste map, these are to be found across the four mountain faces. It has a great natural feel here, with mountain goats and mule deer roaming. Paradiski area, it truly is a paradise for the ski-obsessed.
There’s no doubt about it, the Jasper ski resort is absolutely beautiful. It’s not known for its massive late-night party scene, but the resort in general is small and has a nice friendly feel. For a smaller resort, it’s certainly packed full of facilities. A great benefit here is that you can park right up by the lifts and ski straight off – and straight back to your vehicle at the end of the day.
The Jasper ski accommodation is separate from the ski area; around 25 minutes’ away from the pistes, however there are some day lodges to be found. As it’s a small resort, there isn’t a huge choice of accommodation, however you will find a few Jasper hotels. Self-catering wise, you’ve got a mix of apartments, condos, houses and lodges.e of boutiques, restaurants, après-ski activities and opportunities for festive evenings.
With the highest base elevation of any major ski area in Canada, traditionally the best month for snow in the Jasper ski resort is March, when you’ll see an average of 125cm at the top of the mountain. And at the other end of the scale, November is the lowest, with an average of 39cm at the top.
Originally a fur-trading post back in the 19 th century, it has transformed over the years into a key supplies stop on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway. It’s still a working town to date, and Jasper’s resort is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site; one of the Rockies’ last fully protected caribou ranges
If you’re looking for more of a laid-back resort, you’ll certainly be happy at Jasper. With stunning views at every turn, it may be a challenge to get this particularly remote location, but for the excellent skiing and lack of crowds, you’ll definitely have a memorable trip here.
Nicely hidden, the Jasper ski resort has so much on offer. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a picture-postcard smaller resort where the views are absolutely stunning both on and off the pistes. The journey here may be more of a challenge, but it’s certainly a beautiful one and well worth it for its excellent combination of activities both on and off the slopes.
+The ski resort provides reasonable value for money, especially compared to other Canadian ski resorts.
+Very uncrowded especially on non powder days.
+Ski area has mellow tree-lined runs for learners, along with steeper slopes if needs be.
Things to think about
-There is no on-mountain accommodation at Marmot Basin.
-Jasper can be very cold throughout the season.
Local Ski Pass Prices. Final price shown is a season pass price as daily prices are only available up to 5 days.
Child pass price is 6-12 Years.
Calgary | 424km | 4hr 58min
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