Marmot Basin Ski Area, Alberta

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Marmot Basin Ski Area in Alberta & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 3000ft/914m, total trails 86, closest airport 255mi/410km, lifts 7, and more. Marmot Basin Ski Area is the only ski & snowboard area located in Jasper National Park. Although the first rope tow began operating under the guidance of Toby Rayner in 1961, […]

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Marmot Basin Ski Area in Alberta & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 3000ft/914m, total trails 86, closest airport 255mi/410km, lifts 7, and more.

Marmot Basin Ski Area is the only ski & snowboard area located in Jasper National Park. Although the first rope tow began operating under the guidance of Toby Rayner in 1961, it was not until 1964 that Parks Canada issued a License of Occupation and the early development of Marmot Basin began.

The ski area holds the destination of having the highest base elevation of any ski area or ski resort in Canada 1698m/5570ft. The ski area is just a short scenic drive from the town of Jasper, Alberta.

Jasper started as a railway town and is known for the awe-inspiring beauty of its surroundings. Now a centre for tourism, it is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage Site.


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On the Slopes

  • The ski and snowboard runs at Marmot Basin Ski Area are split evenly between easy, intermediate and advanced, making this an ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. You’ll find terrain suited to the first-timer on the lower slopes and advanced and expert terrain in the higher alpine, spread over four mountain faces.
  • An uncrowded atmosphere and the dry Alberta powder are just some of the reasons skiers and snowboarders return to the Marmot Basin Ski Area season after season. With no waiting in lift lines, you have lots of room to breathe and even more time on the slopes.
  • The Rogers Terrain Park at Marmot Basin Ski Area comes complete with rails, boxes, wall rides and hitching posts. It is a great place for all ability levels improve their skills; catch some air and most importantly to have fun.
  • How does one describe the views from the Marmot Basin Ski Area as you enjoy your day skiing or snowboarding - incredible, spectacular, magnificent, breath-taking, picturesque or all of the above? The best advice we can offer to anyone contemplating a visit to Marmot Basin is to see it for yourself; you will not be disappointed.
  • Marmot Basin Ski Area is perfect for families with terrain that everyone can enjoy. They also offer several programs for children in the Snow Sports School, ranging from Marmot Kids Day Camp, ages 6-12 years as well as Tiny Tracks for ages 4 & 5.
  • Need a break from the slopes? Marmot Basin Ski Area has three mountain day lodges, one at the base and two at mid-mountain. Here you’ll find three lounges, two cafeterias, two dining rooms and several outdoor sun decks.

Off the Slopes

  • As there are no accommodations at the Marmot Basin Ski Area, staying in Jasper is the best possible choice. The town of Jasper is a quaint mountain town filled with shops, great restaurant fare and nightly entertainment. It is a place to take that casual stroll and enjoy the surrounding mountain views and possibly see the occasional wildlife.
  • Perhaps you want to take a day away from the slopes but still need to be outdoors. There are many activities waiting just for you, cross-country ski trails, guided snowshoeing, skating on a frozen lake, canyon walks and wildlife tours.
  • Did you forget an item of clothing or just want to do a little shopping, visit the Outer Limits Retail Shop at the base, where you will find, clothing, souvenirs, hats, gloves, goggles and many more accessories.
  • For parents with children too young for the slopes, the Little Rascals Nursery and their highly trained staff will provide care for children from 19 months to 6 years.
  • If you prefer to leave the drive from Jasper to the Marmot Basin Ski Area to someone else, catch the shuttle. For a small fee, the shuttle will pick you up at convenient locations throughout the town and drop you at the base daylodge. Several shuttle price options exist, from a day pass to a season pass for the frequent user.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3000 ft / 914 m

Base Elevation:
5570 ft / 1698 m

Summit Elevation:
8570 ft / 2612 m

Skiable Area:
1675 acres

Average Snowfall:
160 in / 406 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 86

Beginner: 26 (30%)

Intermediate: 26 (30%)

Advanced: 17 (20%)

Expert: 17 (20%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 2

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Edmonton AB , 255mi / 410km

Nearest Major City:
Edmonton AB, 240mi / 385km

Nearest Town/City:
Jasper AB, 15mi / 23km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 10 to May 6

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 7

Express Quad Chairs: 3

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Edmonton Intl Airport  (YEG)
Distance: 255 mi / 410 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-866-952-3816

Direct Phone: 780-852-3816

Snow Phone: 780-488-5909

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Ski Resort Shuttle