Altitude: 1697 Meters

Jasper in short

  • 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.


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.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Jasper

Restaurants 20 Theatre
Bars & cafes 2 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 2 Concert hall -
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Jasper

No. of ski schools 1Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessonsYes, price on request
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in - Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

 Facilities Jasper

No. of hotels 25 Supermarkets 1
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks
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 Tourist information for Jasper

Tourism Jasper
001 - 780 - 8523356

 Distances from Jasper

Railway station
- by bus
Edmonton approx. 390 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 365 km

 Jasper for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground - Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Jasper

Public saunaFootpaths
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium - Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding - Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about Jasper

24 June 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Skiing in the famous champagne powder of the Rocky Mountains is at the top of the bucket list for many Europeans. Set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the Canadian ski resort of Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park is a dream come true for avid skiers and snowboarders. Our colleague Karl was lucky enough to go on a snowboard holiday last winter in Marmot Basin and he found that skiing in Canada has a unique flavour all to itself. What makes skiing in North America so special? Rea... More ›

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Total slopes 100 (km)
Blue slopes 30 km
Red slopes 30 km
Black slopes 40 km
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Chair lifts 7
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