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Ski Season Arrives Early in Jasper, Canada’s Best-Kept Secret for the Adventurous Skier

Jasper, located in the province of Alberta, you’ll find an alpine town that is encompassed by diverse terrain, lack of crowds, and jaw-dropping natural scenery that you have to see to believe. With ski season officially kicking off on Nov. 16, the town that lies among the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains is ready to welcome visitors with new offerings at Marmot Basin ski resort. From updated facilities and varied terrain to minimal lift lines and consistent snow that skiers can always rely on, Jasper – one of just a handful of lift-serviced ski areas in a national park – is calling all skiers seeking to reach new heights this 2023-2024 ski season. 

Introducing Marmot Basin – What to Know & What’s New:

  • New this season, the resort will introduce the new Knob Quad Chair that will reach the highest alpine regions of the mountain providing even greater access to the vast, above tree-line bowls and chutes including the recently opened Marmot Cirque terrain. The new addition is a game changer that will take skiers and boarders to an elevation of 8,261 feet with a vertical drop of 1,260 feet, allowing visitors with access to more advanced terrain than ever before. 
  • With 91 marked trails, the runs at Marmot Basin are split evenly between easy, intermediate and advanced, making this an ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities with tremendous variety to choose from.
    • Hot tip: Advanced powder hounds should head to the Tres Hombres area, which is the epitome of high alpine skiing — steep, snow-filled, treeless terrain with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Tres Hombres is Marmot Basin’s longest uninterrupted fall-line terrain and offers five runs, providing skiers and riders multiple options.
  • One of the mountain’s most enticing features to visitors is its uncrowded nature, which means fewer lift lines, wide open spaces and more time spent on the slopes than in lines. 
  • Marmot Basin also offers Canada’s highest base elevation at 1,698 m (5,570 ft), a summit at 2,612 m (8,570 ft) and averages over 440 cm of dry, light Alberta powder snow annually. 
  • As part of the Mountain Collective ski alliance, Marmot Basin offers two days of skiing/riding during the 2023/24 winter season, unlimited days at 50% off the 1-day-in-resort rate for the destination on the day the ticket is used, and lodging offers up to 25% at resorts such as Fairmont Jasper Lodge, Decore Hotels and Mount Robson Inn.
  • The resort has a complete inventory of high-performance rental equipment, which includes instant replacements if anything goes wrong and complimentary overnight rental storage
  • With lessons ranging from group packages to individual sessions for adults and kids, mountain clubs, vacation camps and daily mountain tours, Marmot Basin is dedicated to skiers and snowboarders making the most of their time on the mountain with certified instructors.