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Marmot Basin (Jasper)

Marmot Basin (Jasper)

Marmot For Life

Situated in Jasper National Park, only 20 minutes from the authentic mountain town of Jasper, Marmot Basin offers 3,000 vertical feet of skiing and snowboarding spread over 1,675 acres of diverse terrain suitable for all abilities.  Here you will find everything from long, perfectly groomed novice trails to high alpine bowls and steep chutes filled with dry, Rocky Mountain powder.  Marmot Basin is one of the least crowded ski areas of its kind on North America, so there's no waiting in lift lines.

Resort Overview

An uncrowded atmosphere is just one of the many reasons skiers and snowboarders return to Marmot Basin season after season. With 3 new chairlifts in the past 4 years, skiers/riders have lots of room to breathe and more time on the slopes. Getting around the resort is easy, and you've got the freedom to explore it at your own pace. 

Thanks to an extensive snowmaking system and abundant natural snowfall, Marmot Basin typically opens in mid-November.  The resort also has the highest base elevation of all ski areas in Canada, virtually guaranteeing a consistent ski season from mid-November to early May.  Plus, you can access terrain for all ability levels from every lift, which means that families and friends can ski together all day long.

After an exhilarating day on the slopes, the town of Jasper comes alive. With a permanent population of 4500 residents, Jasper has managed to preserve a small-town feeling while offering the amenities you expect from a world-class winter resort. People greet you warmly, even though they’ve never met you, and it doesn’t take visitors long to feel like part of the community.  You may even find it hard to leave!

Resort Activities

Marmot Basin Activity Guide

Congratulations on selecting Jasper as your Skican vacation destination!  Although Marmot Basin is best known for its terrific skiing/riding, the area offers plenty of additional activities for you to enjoy during your stay.


For those who like to get off the beaten path, Jasper National Park has plenty of terrain available for snowshoeing. You can rent the latest models of snowshoes at several outdoor shops in Jasper.

Ice Walk

The Maligne Canyon is the perfect spot for an ice walk. Guided tours commence at the top of the canyon, then wind their way down to the canyon floor.

Wildlife Tours

Wildlife toursexplore the stunning Maligne Lake region. The winter wildlife can include moose, caribou, bull elk, big horn sheep, wolves, coyotes and more.

Dog Sledding

Tours last about 3 hours and give you a great taste of this exciting activity while you enjoy the crisp mountain air and breathtaking scenery.


The Jasper Yellowhead Museum features displays that reflect the natural and cultural history of Jasper National Park and the Yellowhead Corridor. Displays go back to the early explorers of the region and continue onto the fur trade and the development of the railroad. The museum also features a gallery dedicated to local artists.

*Skican does not endorse these activities and you undertake them at your own risk.

Trail Maps

Trail maps for Marmot Basin (Jasper) are shown below. Downloads are PDF wherever possible.

Ski Conditions

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Mountain Statistics
Marmot Basin
Mountain Statistics
Vertical: 3,000 ft
Average Snowfall: 13 ft
Longest Run: 5.6 km
Total Area: 1,675 acres
Trails: 86

Total Lifts: 7
Express Quad Chairs: 3
Quad Chairs: 1
Triple Chairs: 1
Double Chairs: 1
Surface Lifts: 1

Ski Terrain
Beginner: 30%
Intermediate: 30%
Expert: 20%

Snowboard Terrain
Terrain Parks: 1

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Trip Information

Marmot Basin (Jasper) Accommodation

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, this full service resort with charming cabins and rustic elegance offers you the grand Canadian lodge experience. Located a 5-minute drive from the town centre of Jasper
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Lobstick Lodge
In the town of Jasper, this comfortable lodge features spacious hotel rooms and fully self-contained 1 bedroom units and the Country Inn family restaurant
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Sawridge Inn Jasper
The Sawridge Inn is "Jasper's Great Indoors" offering a wide range of facilities and amenities perfectly suited to skiers and snowboarders. The Inn offers a magnificent indoor atrium, a Mountain Wellness Day Spa, a business centre, and 3 options for dining. Ski & snowboard storage available on site. Complimentary parking.
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