Jasper Ski Holidays

The skiing in Jasper is fantastic for a small mountain - it’s very diverse and advanced skiers can get a lot out of it in just a few days.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
The skiing in Jasper is fantastic for a small mountain - it’s very diverse and advanced skiers can get a lot out of it in just a few days.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada

Summary

4
Beginner
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Non-Ski Activities

Unique, uncrowded and hugely welcoming, Jasper and Marmot Basin have a reputation as the world’s friendliest ski town and resort.

Canada’s northernmost resort, Jasper’s scenic ski area (Marmot Basin) is relatively compact, famously uncrowded and great for all abilities. With a great on-piste vibe, Marmot Basin is known as The Big Friendly. The backcountry was previously limited to the bowls and tree-lined gullies within this area but new terrain has now opened to put Marmot firmly on the map.

Open to skiers and snowboarders for the 2017-18 season, Tres Hombres is a large, north-facing area previously beyond Marmot Basin’s outer limits. Without any trees, and measuring around 45 acres, it is providing advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders with incredible, wide-open off-piste terrain including powder-filled bowls and chutes that descend 367 vertical metres - Marmot Basin’s longest, uninterrupted fall-line.

On the banks of the Athabasca River, Jasper town is a 15-minute shuttle from the ski area. This 19th century fur-trading post has a wonderful sense of community - the locals go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

Facilities are excellent, with plenty of restaurants and shops. Après activities range from drinks at Caribou Chalet Lodge, to swimming at the local aquatic centre, and guided tours to frozen waterfalls. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a moose or elk by the river during your Jasper ski holiday.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Resort stats

Season
November to May
Nearest airport
Edmonton / Calgary
Transfer time
3 hours 30 minutes / 4 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Transfer or car hire
Elevation
8,570 ft
Vertical drop
3,000 ft
Avg snowfall
13 ft
Ski area
1,720 acres
Ski lifts
7
Runs
91
Grade
40% advanced
30% intermediates
30% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Accommodation

With no accommodation in the ski area, Jasper’s hotels are all located downtown or in the surrounding area. There are several options for each budget, and you can choose between full-service resort hotels, secluded log cabins and comfortable, good value inns.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Jasper accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Spa
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Spa
This superb property has elegant cedar chalets and log cabins arranged in the style of an alpine village in a secluded location on the edge of Lac Beauvert.
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
The Jasper Inn is a 10 minute walk from the town centre and offers reasonably priced accommodation.

Reviews

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09/05/2018 Ceri Howard

The drive over to Jasper is beautiful and we loved the area. We found the town quiet (even by our tame standards!) and the ski area was quite small. we enjoyed it but as avalanche risk closed some of the more adventurous areas we were ready to move on. We finished skiing mid afternoon and enjoyed exploring the local area, especially Maligne Canyon (stunning!).

16/04/2018 Anwen Jones

We found this a good resort for our ski-ability level with great snow, good piste grooming and just so very empty. Small area but that wasn't a problem for us - can imagine it might be for others. Quite a trek up to the resort from the town but easy parking outweighed the problem. Very very quiet in town but still good restaurant choices.

28/03/2015 James Arnold

The Chateau Jasper is slightly tucked away from the main hustle of this beautiful town but everything was a walking distance. Room was big with two double beds, nice bathroom and again fridge and all the coffee making facilities. Underground car park was free and very warm. We also used the local pool but unfortunately during kids rush hour so did not stay long. The resort - Marmot Basin - is about 45 mins drive (ski bus picks you up right outside the hotel). We really enjoyed Marmot Basin as you can get fantastic view and the hills looked fairly empty even thought we were there over a weekend.

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