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Jasper in short

  • Height: 1697 - 2612 metres
  • Historical railway town
  • Less crowds in the winter
  • Amazing scenery

You’d be hard-pressed to find more breathtaking scenery than at the Jasper National Park, largest park in the Rocky Mountains, where old-growth forests mingle with sparkling glaciers and stunning lakes. This is the setting for the Marmot Basin ski resort, a lovely ski area nestled in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains just a half-hour drive from the town of Jasper. With 678 hectares of pistes and a fantastic terrain park, Marmot Basin has enough to keep even the most seasoned skiers busy. However, the ski resort has a laid-back, friendly feel to it and is a good place to escape the usual winter crowds, as the region attracts more people in the summer.

Most visitors to Marmot Basin stay in nearby Jasper. This picturesque town originated as a railway town and now draws hordes of visitors who marvel at the region’s awe-inspiring scenery. There is a daily shuttle service to the ski area. To get to Jasper, fly into Edmonton or Calgary Airport and hop on a bus to Jasper. Alternately, you can rent a car (be sure it’s properly equipped for winter conditions) and drive there, passing through Banff and Lake Louise on the way.

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Alternate activities

Don’t miss the Maligne Canyon Icewalk through caves, ice sculptures and frozen waterfalls. Later, spend your downtime at the spa, at the local museum and art gallery or in the shops. Further winter activities include ice skating, snowshoeing and dogsledding. Marmot Basin closes off the ski season with a festival comprising of a fashion parade, live music, etc.

Restaurants and bars

Besides a few mountain huts, at the bottom of the ski area you’ll find the Caribou Chalet, with views of the Athabasca Valley. At weekends they do après-ski on the outdoor patio. In Jasper, try locally inspired cuisine at Tekarra Restaurant and then head to Jasper’s Brewing Company for a pint.

Families

The Little Rascals Nursery takes care of children between the ages of 19 months and 6 years. Meanwhile, the Jasper Aquatic and Fitness Centre with its swimming pool, waterslides, hot tubs and climbing wall is a good way to blow off steam after a day of skiing.

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Weather in Jasper

Today

Regular sunshine with some clouds

Regular sunshine with some clouds
-5 / 4

Frost line

1268 metres

Rain

1 mm

Tomorrow

Regular sunshine with some clouds

Regular sunshine with some clouds
-5 / 3

Frost line

1189 metres

Rain

1 mm
Après-ski & nightlife in Jasper
Restaurants 20
Bars & cafés 2
Discos 2
Cinema 1
Theater
Casino
Concert Hall
Ski schools & ski lessons in Jasper
Number of Ski Schools 1
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Facilities in Jasper
Number of hotels 25
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Supermarkets 1
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Tourist information for Jasper
Name Tourism Jasper
Telephone 8523356
Distance to Jasper
Distance from Brussels approx. km
Airport Edmonton approx. 390 km with bus service
Train station approx. km with bus service
From the highway approx. 365 km
Jasper for the children
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Child Lift 1
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After skiing in Jasper
Public sauna
Fitness Centre
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Spa & Wellness
Indoor pool
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Squash court
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Torchlight Tours
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Dog sledge
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