In the heart of unspoiled National Park, the marmot Basin ski area has uncrowded slopes, majestic alpine bowls and beautifully groomed tree-lined runs.
Enjoy exciting bump runs such as Exhibition under the triple chair, the chutes of Dupres Bowl or the untracked powder through the trees on Chalet Slope. The opening of Eagle East is superb news for advanced skiers and if you have any energy left, hike down to Marmot Peak and fly down the powdery runs.
Over 70 uncrowded, named trails, the longest 5.6kms long. Try runs like Tranquilliser off the Eagle Express high speed quad chair, Scenic Paradise from the top of Caribou Ridge or the Knob Traverse below Marmot Peak.
The School House T-bar accesses ideal nursery slopes and the Marmot Basin ski school offers caring instruction for beginners. Easy confidence boosting runs include Home Run, Sleepy Hollow and Bunny Hop and novice terrain is available from almost all lifts.
Little Rascals day nursery caters for children aged 19 months to 6 years old. Care can be arranged for full or half days with optional lunch cover available at a supplement. Please call the nursery direct on 001-800-476 8135. Children under 5 years use the lifts for free, private tuition is available for children from 3yrs old. There is also a water park centre in Jasper with a 180ft waterslide, a 25m pool and a separate children’s pool.
There are regular events such as The New Ground Snowboard Cup. Those wanting to freeride should check out Eagle East where the bowls are sure to give you a grin. Freestylers will not feel left out with a good snowboard park and natural grooves in the snow such as Punch Bowl.
Some of the popular venues are Nick’s Bar and the Atha-B Nightclub. There is a selection of bars and restaurants to choose from with ‘Andy’s Bistro’ on the high street offering some great Canadian food and the ‘Bear’s Paw Bakery’ which makes some delicious snacks.