Marmot Basin

Uncrowded, unhurried and laid back. Marmot Basin promises unforgettable highlights for ski and snowboard enthusiasts and breathtaking scenery. With the Canadian Rockies as a breathtaking backdrop, ski/boarders can carve down 91 diverse runs, from gentle groomers to challenging chutes, spread across 1,675 acres of skiable terrain. As the northernmost of the Canadian Rocky Mountain ski areas, Marmot Basin is just 20km from Jasper and enjoys abundant dry, natural snow that is a dream to ski and snowboard in.


  • Located 20km from Jasper and surrounded by the UNESCO World Heritage listed Rocky Mountain Park
  • Averaging over 4.4m of dry, light Alberta powder snow annually
  • 1,720 acres of terrain on five mountain faces
  • Wide variety of groomed runs, trees, moguls, alpine bowls and chutes
  • Long opening season: mid-November to early May

About Jasper and Marmot Basin
Marmot Basin is located 20km south of the town of Jasper. Shuttle services transport guests from the Jasper hotels to the ski area, then back to town. Skiers and snowboarders can explore a wide variety of runs, from novice to expert, on five mountain faces. Uncover long, perfectly groomed trails, high alpine bowls, treed runs and steep chutes filled with light, Rocky Mountain powder snow. The ski area boasts the highest base elevation of any major resort in Canada, which assures great conditions throughout the long season.

Jasper, a laid-back mountain town is surrounded by Canada’s largest Rocky Mountain park, Jasper National Park. The community has managed to preserve its small-town vibe while offering the amenities expected from a world-class winter resort.

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,612 Metres
Base Elevation 1,698 Metres
Vertical Drop 914 Metres
Skiable Terrain 1,720 Acres
Lifts 7 lifts – 4 quad chairs, 1 triple chair, 1 double chair and a Magic Carpet
Runs 91 – The longest run is 5.6km
Ave Annual Snowfall 440 cms
Terrain Beginner 30%
Terrain Intermediate 30%
Terrain Advanced 20%
Expert 20%
Terrain Parks 2
Ski in / Ski out No

Diverse Terrain

Ski Marmot Basin is one of the most diverse ski areas for all abilities with a wide variety of runs on five mountain faces. You will find everything from long, winding, perfectly groomed novice runs to high-alpine bowls and steep chutes filled with Canadian Rocky Mountain powder snow. Advanced skiers and snowboarders won’t lack adventure on exciting, gladed runs and in the Tres Hombres area. With different levels of runs available off each chair lift, families and skiers of varying abilities can ski or ride together all day. Ski Marmot Basin is split evenly between novice, intermediate, advanced and expert terrain, ensuring there is something for everyone.

Other Activities

In Jasper there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience. Jasper National Park is full of natural wonders, and is a great destination for all sorts of activities. The town of Jasper is a relaxed and friendly mountain town with many things to do.

Maligne Canyon Ice Walks
Walk through deep canyon and over frozen rapids and waterfalls. This is a unique experience exploring Maligne Canyon with knowledgeable guides. Frozen waterfalls, ice caves, ice formations and learning about the valley, karst topography and the mystery of the ‘disappearing’ Medicine Lake. The tours provide you with warm boots, ice cleats and helmets. A winter experience for everyone.

Ice skating
Jasper has a  number of different lakes to choose from including a groomed skating rink on Lake Mildred.

Breathtaking scenery on foot by snowshoe. Make your way through some of Jasper National Parks stunning landscapes. Tours have the added advantage of knowledgeable guides offering a wealth of information on history, geology, ecology and searching for animal tracks and listening to the song of the chickadee.

Museums and Galleries, Planetarium
Discover the history of Jasper enjoy the work of local artists and sculptures plus explore the heavens above Jasper in its Dark Sky Preserve Dome theatre or head outside to look through the most powerful of telescopes in the Rockies.

Jasper Park Lodge Spa
Indulge in a luxury spa experience, soak in the hot tub or enjoy the outdoor heated pool. This location offers deals for skiers and snowboarders and some well deserved apres ski relaxation.

Getting There

Getting to Jasper

Jasper and Marmot Basin are situated 370 kilometers west of Edmonton, 404 kilometers northwest of Calgary and 805 km northeast of Vancouver. But in Canadian terms, they would say “we’re just down the road”!

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is the gateway to Jasper and our closest international airport. Both Edmonton (365km) and Calgary International Airport (413km) provide convenient access to the Canadian Rockies.


Accommodation ranges from budget to luxury with mountain lodges, rustic cabins, motels and hotels.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

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