Set in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the railway town of Jasper is surrounded by incredible scenery and the abundant wildlife of Jasper National Park. Just twenty five minutes from here is the Marmot Basin with ski slopes to suit all levels of skier and boarder on a variety of terrain, complemented by its legendary dry powder snow. Covering an area of 1,500 acres it offers gentle flats for beginners, wide open cruising runs and alpine bowls for the intermediates, while the more advanced will relish the steep challenge chutes. Jasper is treasured for its unpretentious and laid back ambience- it’s also a little off the beaten track and never gets too crowded.
At a Glance
Snow: average snowfall of 160 inches with the season running from late November to late April Lift system: Marmot Basin has the largest lift-serviced terrain in western Canada Apres Ski: take your pick from a dozen lively bars and a few nightclubs Families: Day care and children ski schools are available in Marmot Basin Other activities: Maligne Canyon ice walk, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, train trips through the Rockies