Marmot Basin

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Marmot Basin showing mountains, snow and a river or creek

Escape the crowds and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at this laid-back resort in the Canadian Rockies.

Set within the unspoiled terrain of Jasper National Park, Marmot Basin offers close to 1,700 acres (7 square kilometers) of crowd-free skiable terrain. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels come here to take advantage of the wide open slopes, lack of lift lines and consistent snowfall. Marmot has the highest base elevation of any major ski area in Canada. Revel in the sense of freedom as you cruise down the spacious runs.

Marmot has 86 runs split almost evenly between novice, intermediate, advanced and expert terrain

on four mountain faces. Sign up for ski school and learn the basics on the gentle beginner slopes. Once you’re comfortable on the snow, ride the state-of-the-art lifts up the mountain to test out more difficult runs. Of particular note is the Canadian Rockies Express; this high-speed quad lift is the longest in the Canadian Rockies.

Groups of varying abilities can ride the lifts together to the top, before splitting up and taking different runs down the mountain, each suited to their particular skill level. Novices and intermediates can enjoy long, well-groomed runs while more advanced skiers can find their rush on steep chutes and wide open powder-filled bowls. Marmot also provides several opportunities for glade skiing through tree-lined trails.

As you travel up and down the mountain, admire the magnificent scenery, which is part of a UNESCO-designated site. While the upper reaches of the peaks are carpeted in a blanket of white snow, the lower slopes are covered with forests. Stop for food at any of the three on-mountain lodges; two are found at mid-mountain and another is located at the base. Shop for supplies, like goggles or sunscreen, at Outer Limits in the base lodge.

Practice your tricks at one of two terrain parks. If you’re not ready to attempt them yourself, simply sit back and watch others performing jumps and daredevil maneuvers on the rail slides and table tops.

The ski season at Marmot Basin lasts from mid-November to early May. Lift tickets can be purchased on the mountain or at the Marmot Sales Centre in downtown Jasper. If you’re staying in Jasper, use the daily shuttle service to reach Marmot Basin.

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Tonquin Inn
Tonquin Inn
3 out of 5
100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB
The price is $109 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located near the slopes, this Jasper hotel is in the mountains and within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper Activity Centre, Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives, and Jasper ...
3.7/5Good! (1,659 reviews)
"Dog friendly."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Tonquin Inn
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
3 out of 5
98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is $123 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Situated in a national park, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Icefields Parkway and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Patricia Lake. Maligne Lake and Fairmont ...
4.2/5Very Good! (808 reviews)
"Friendly staff, ample parking, modern kitchen facilities, renovated bathroom with walk in shower, and colourful, we’ll kept grounds. I would definitely recommend the Jasper Inn & Suites to others and I look forward to staying here again in the future."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Mount Robson Inn
Mount Robson Inn
2.5 out of 5
902 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $143 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jasper Artists Guild and Icefields Parkway. Jasper Municipal Library and Jasper Information ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,438 reviews)
"Nice Spot"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Mount Robson Inn
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Tonquin Inn
Tonquin Inn
3 out of 5
100 Juniper Avenue, Jasper, AB
The price is $109 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Tonquin Inn
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
Jasper Inn & Suites by Sunrise
3 out of 5
98 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is $123 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
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Mount Robson Inn
Mount Robson Inn
2.5 out of 5
902 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB
The price is $143 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Mount Robson Inn
Chateau Jasper
Chateau Jasper
3 out of 5
96 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB
The price is $112 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Chateau Jasper
Lobstick Lodge
Lobstick Lodge
2.5 out of 5
94 Geikie St, Po Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is $112 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Lobstick Lodge
Maligne Lodge
Maligne Lodge
2.5 out of 5
912 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB
The price is $109 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Maligne Lodge
Sawridge Inn Jasper
Sawridge Inn Jasper
3.5 out of 5
76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB
The price is $119 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Sawridge Inn Jasper
Whistler's Inn
Whistler's Inn
3 out of 5
105 Miette Ave, Jasper, AB
The price is $109 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Whistler's Inn
The Crimson Jasper
The Crimson Jasper
2.5 out of 5
200 Connaught Drive, P.O. Box 1200, Jasper, AB
The price is $124 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
The Crimson Jasper
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