Marmot Basin

Marmot Basin is set in spectacular Jasper National Park. With eight lifts, it delivers generous servings of the light, fluffy, Canadian Rockies Champagne powder.  It can be like surfing on a cloud. Located about 350 kilometres west of Edmonton, Jasper is one of Canada's signature ski towns. Known for its natural rough-cut beauty, this is a real mountain town that loves winter, putting it in a category of its own. From one end of the park to the other, you'll also find miles of ice canyons, and glaciers. Or, star gaze into an ocean of stars in this place which has been designated the world's largest dark sky preserve. 

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General Details

Make sure to check out the “Jasper in January” celebration - a mainstay in Jasper for over 26 years. Also don’t forget to purchase your annual Marmot Escape Card. You can ski at Marmot Basin and 4 Edmonton ski areas at 50% off the regular full day price all season long without blackouts!  

Other Winter Attractions

Explore Jasper National Park - nordic skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, skating and don't miss an adventure in Maligne Canyon (go for the night tour)!

Snowmaking?

Marmot Basin does have snow making capabilities for the lower third of the mountain.

Season
Mid November to Mid-May
Special Passes

Marmot Escape Card

Sunshine-Marmot Card

Hours of Operation

9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily

Average Temperature (Celcius)
-7
Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
160
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes

Stats

Total Runs
86
Beginner Runs (%)
30
Intermediate Runs (%)
30
Advanced/Expert (%)
40
Terrain Description

Marmot is Canada's highest base elevation and that means there is ample snow even on the lower slopes. Up top there are bowls packed with powder, glades to weave through and lots of wide open groomers. Even on a busy day, you have loads of space. 

Terrain Parks
3
Bowls
7
Longest Run
4
Rideable Area (Acres)
1,675
Number of Lifts
7
Lift Details

Seven lifts including three high speed quads. 

Base Elevation
5,571
Top Elevation (Ft)
8,569
Vertical Rise (Ft)
3,000

Location

Contact

Fax
1 (780) 852-3533
Community
Province

Getting There

Marmot Basin is located in Jasper National Park, part of the World UNESCO Canadian Rockies Parks and only 20 minutes south of the town of Jasper. Consider taking the Icefield Parkway from Banff National Park to drive past hanging glaciers, ice fields and frozen waterfalls. 

Driving

Jasper is 3.5 hours west of Edmonton on highway 11 and 4.5 hours northwest of Calgary using highway 1 and the Icefield Parkway. 

Flights

The nearest airport is the Edmonton International Airport which receives direct and one-stop flights from most North American and European cities. Brewster, Sun Dog and Greyhound Bus Service offer airport transfers from both Edmonton and Calgary International Airports.

Shuttles

The Jasper – Marmot Shuttle service is available from select hotels in Jasper.

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