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Marmot Basin | Jasper, Alberta

Ski in the Heart of Jasper National Park

Situated in Alberta's 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. The mountain offers an ample mix of beginner, intermediate, and expert terrain for groups of mixed ability levels.

At Marmot Basin, you will find everything from long, perfectly groomed novice trails to high alpine bowls and steep chutes filled with dry, powder. The resort includes three terrain parks with a variety of features, including boxes, rails, jibs, and jumps. Marmot Basin is also one of the least crowded ski areas of its kind on North America, so there's no waiting in lift lines.

Marmot Basin is a great destination for spring skiing, offering a long season from mid-November to early May. The nearby town of Jasper and the vistas of Jasper National Park offer an array of off the slope activities to visitors, including hiking, rafting, and more.

Activities

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.

Cross-Country Skiing

Jasper National Park is a great place to go cross-country skiing, with a large trail network for all abilities and stunning views. Cross-country ski rental and general information is available at the Parks Canada Information Centre and local ski shops.

Snowshoeing

Explore the woods and lakes around Jasper in their natural winter beauty. 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

Imagine walking through a deep canyon over frozen rapids and waterfalls. 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. Anyone can take part in this unique experience with specially designed cleats that allow you to safely walk on the ice.

Wildlife Tours

Wildlife tours explore the stunning Maligne Lake region in Jasper National Park. The winter wildlife can include moose, caribou, bull elk, bighorn sheep, wolves, coyotes and more.

Dog Sledding

Another classic Canadian winter experience. Dog sledding connects you to the past as you wind your way through the mountains in the same way as the original explorers of Jasper National Park. 

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.

Jasper Yellowhead Museums

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.

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