Ski & Snowboard Information

Ski Marmot Basin in Jasper Alberta

Charming cabins and the rustic elegance of The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge make it the embodiment of the Grand Canadian Lodge Experience. Close by, Marmot Basin beckons with 84 runs and a reputation for small crowds and all-natural snow.

Marmot Basin is the closest Jasper ski area. Boasting 84 named trails, open bowl skiing, uncrowded groomed slopes, superb facilities, and more than 1,650 acres of skiable terrain, Marmot Basin offers something for everyone!  The ski area's modern lift system carries 11,931 skiers uphill per hour and Marmot Basin is one of the least crowded ski areas of its size in all of North America.  From long, gentle winding novice runs, to steep, high alpine bowls and chutes, skiers snowboarders of all abilities will find what they are looking for at Marmot Basin.  Marmot Basin is located only 11 miles (19 km) from The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Rentals, ski shop and daycare are available at the hill.

General Information

  • 20-minute drive from The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge 
  • Shuttle service provided from the hotel                      
  • Telephone: (780) 852-3816                                       
  • Visit the Marmot Basin website for more information

Mountain Statistics

  • Vertical drop: 3,000 ft. (915 m)                      
  • Top elevation: 8,534 ft. (2601 m)                      
  • Number of trails: 84                      
  • Longest trail: 3.5 miles (5.6 km)                      
  • Acreage: 1,675 acres                       
  • Lifts: 9 lifts (one high speed quad, one quad chair, one triple chair, three double chairs, one t-bars, one magic carpet)                      
  • Average snowfall: 160 in. (400 cm) per season    
  • Terrain: Expert 40% Intermediate 30% Novice 30%    
  • Average Temperature:  21 F (-6 C) December to April

Lift Ticket Rates - Full Day
Regular Season:  February 1 to May 1, 2006

Adults (18+)$55.14 CAD
Afternoon$44.86 CAD
Youth (13 - 17) & Student$43.93 CAD
Afternoon$38.32 CAD
Junior (6 - 12)$18.69 CAD
Afternoon$18.69 CAD
Senior (65+)$39.25 CAD
Afternoon$39.25 CAD
Mites (5 & under)Free

Jasper in January Rates: January 15 to January 30, 2006

Adults (18+)$39.25 CAD
Afternoon$39.25 CAD
Youth (13 - 17) & Student$39.25 CAD
Afternoon$38.32 CAD
Junior (6 - 12)$18.69 CAD
Afternoon$18.36 CAD
Senior (65+)$39.25 CAD
Afternoon$39.25 CAD
Mites (5 & under)Free

  Rates include 7% GST.          

  • Multi-day ticket prices are available and must be consecutive days.       
  • A Student means a person in full-time attendance at an accredited educational institution who can present acceptable identification to Marmot Basin confirming his/her student status. (up to 25 years of age).       
  • Afternoon rates start at 12:30 p.m.    
  • Christmas Day hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Afternoon rates apply.       
  • Prices are subject to change

Transportation information is available at the Concierge for The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Private Snow Shuttle, seven days a week:

  • Tickets: $15.00 round trip                       
  • Departs: 8:15 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.     
  • Return: 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Cross-country Skiing

  • Available from December to April                      
  • Guests can rent skis starting at $20.00 per adult, per day                      
  • Lessons and ski excursions with BBQ lunch available                      
  • There are over 62 miles (100 km) of groomed trails within one hour of The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge 

Rocky Mountain Cross-Country Ski and Skate Rentals
Located on the lower level of the Main Lodge, Rocky Mountain Rentals offers a variety of rental equipment: 

Cross-Country Ski Package$20
Skates (4 hours)   $8
Children's Skates (ages 0 - 10) (4 hours)$6
Toboggans        $10
Pull sleds $10
Snowshoes $10
Hockey sticks (4 hours) $2

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