1 Marmot Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada
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Ski Marmot BasinAs the only ski area in Jasper National Park, Ski Marmot Basin is surrounded by pristine wilderness. And the mountain, with plenty of above-treeline skiing, offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Canadian Rockies from the top of every chairlift. It’s also one of the few resorts to have a beginner or intermediate run from the top of every chairlift, so the entire family will be able to explore the mountain together. Expert skiers will find adventure either from the Knob Chair or in Eagle Ridge East, where steep treed runs descend all the way to the base area. Intermediate and beginner skiiers often favor the Canadian Rockies Express (the longest high-speed quad chair in the Rockies) and Paradise lifts, which access wide-open groomed runs. For anyone looking to improve their skiing, Ski Marmot Basin’s ski school offers programs for all level of skiers. Whether it’s a group or private lesson, the class will focus on improving technique and learning the mountain. In need of a break? Marmot Basin’s mid-mountain Paradise Chalet and base area Caribou Chalet each serve classic western fare and full bar services. Ski Marmot Basin’s season lasts six months, from early November until May.