Marmot Basin

Getting there

Marmot Basin is located in the beautiful and  rugged Jasper National Park, part of the World UNESCO Canadian Rockies Parks, 20 minutes south of the Town of Jasper, a 3.5 hour drive from Edmonton, and 6.5 hour drive from Calgary. The nearest airport is the Edmonton International Airport which receives direct and one-stop flights from most North American and European cities.

Ready to refuel after a long day on the slopes? Check out the apres ski scene in the town of Jasper here.

Shuttle service is available from Jasper-Edmonton Connector or Sun Dog Tours to the Town of Jasper. Shuttle service to the resort is available at most Jasper hotels. Train travel is also highly recommended with VIA Rail Canada’s Edmonton-Jasper Snow Train.

Mountain Stats

Season: Mid November - Early May

Total Terrain: 1675 acres


  • Base - 1697 m (Marmot Basin has the highest base elevation of all Canadian ski areas)

  • Summit - 2612m

  • Vertical drop - 3000 ft (915m)

Number of Trails: 86

Number of Alpine Bowls: 7

Number of Parks/Pipes: 2

Terrain Difficulty:

  • 30% Novice

  • 30% Intermediate

  • 20% Advanced

  • 20% Expert

Longest run: 5.6 km (3.5 miles)

Lift System: 7 lifts including 3 high-speed quads

Average Snowfall: 400 cm (160 inches) average per season.

Average Temperatures: December -11°C (12°F), January -7°C (19°F), February -3°C (27°F), March +1°C (34°F), April +6° (43°F)

Groomed Nordic Skiing Trails? No

On hill child Care? Yes

On hill accommodations? No

On hill village? No

Rentals: State-of-the-art Rental & Repair shop offering the latest in skis, snowboards, boots, poles, high performance skis, shaped skis, ski boards and allowing for non-consecutive multi-day rentals.

Snow Sports School: The Snow Sports School offers lessons for first time skiers and snowboarders, high performance clinics, freeride clinics, private lessons and a variety of children's programs.

Day Care: The Little Rascals Nursery is available for children 19 months to 6 years of age.

Day Lodges: Three mountain day lodges; one at the base area and two at mid-mountain. Three lounges, 2 cafeterias, 2 dining rooms, several outdoor sun decks and bag lunch areas.

Terrain Park: Sponsored by Rogers, featuring various rail slides, table tops, and jumps.

Retail Shop: The Outer Limits Shop is a great place to buy gifts, accessories, clothing and souvenirs.

Trail Map

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Top five reasons to ski and snowboard at Marmot Basin

The town of Jasper and Marmot Basin offer an authentic Canadian Rocky Mountain experience that is easy-going, relaxed and free of chaotic lines and crowds. The town of Jasper is a true mountain town, not just a town in the mountains. Jasper has managed to preserve a small-town feeling while offering the amenities expected from a world-class winter resort.

There are many reasons to visit Jasper and Marmot Basin and the following are our top five:

Great Value. In the winter, Jasper National Park offers excellent value to accommodate all budgets. Unlike other resorts, Jasper’s off season is winter time which results in great deals on accommodations, dining and activities.

Scenic beauty. Located in the breathtaking, vast and ruggedly mountainous landscape of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park is a destination that inspires lasting memories.

Tremendous variety of ski terrain for all abilities. With 86 marked trails, the ski and snowboard runs are split evenly between easy, intermediate and advanced, making this an ideal destination for the whole family and skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

Uncrowded, unhurried and laid-back, an uncrowded atmosphere is just one of the many reasons skiers return to Marmot Basin season after season. With no waiting in lift lines, skiers have lots of room to breathe and more time on the slopes.

Friendly, Safe & Welcoming. After an exhilarating day on the slopes, the town of Jasper offers everything a visitor might want. With a permanent population of 4500 residents, Jasper has managed to preserve a small-town feeling while offering amenities you’d expect from a world-class winter resort.

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