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Marmot Basin - Cross-country skiing

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

Marmot Basin Statistics



Elevation gain

2,612 meters

What are the activities at Marmot Basin ?



Cross-country skiing

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Why choose a trail at Marmot Basin?

Marmot Basin is an alpine ski area located in Alberta's Jasper National Park. Marmot Basin has 86 named runs on four mountain faces with 3,000 vertical feet of drop. The area has a lift capacity of close to 12,000 skiers per hour on seven lifts. With 30 percent novice, 30 percent intermediate, 20 percent advanced and 20 percent expert runs, Marmot Basin is well-balanced in the terrain it offers to skiers. The season runs from mid-November to early May. Partly because of its distance from major Canadian cities such as Edmonton and Calgary, Marmot Basin is generally not as crowded as other major ski resorts farther south in Alberta and British Columbia. Marmot Basin has the longest high speed quad chair in the Canadian Rockies, the Canadian Rockies Express. The lift carries 2400 passengers per hour, has an 800 horse power top-drive engine and is about 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) long. The chairlift ride is approximately 7.5 minutes. Marmot Basin is located twenty minutes south of the town of Jasper, which provides for the needs of over two million visitors a year. Jasper National Park offers Rocky Mountain vistas, hiking and trail riding tours, whitewater rafting, and other year-round attractions.

Marmot Basin is a ski resort located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is one of the largest ski resorts in North America, with over 1,700 acres of skiable terrain and 97 runs. The resort offers a wide variety of terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, from beginner to expert. There are also several Terrain Parks for those who enjoy freestyle skiing and snowboarding.

The ski resort is open from late November to early May, depending on the weather conditions. The lifts typically operate from 9am to 4pm, but hours may vary depending on the season. Marmot Basin offers a variety of lift tickets, including single day tickets, multi-day tickets, and season passes.

Cross-country skiing is one of the most popular activities at Marmot Basin. There are over 30 kilometers of groomed cross-country trails at the resort, catering to all levels of skiers. The trails wind through the forest and meadows surrounding the ski resort, providing beautiful scenery and a great workout.

There are also several backcountry trails available for cross-country skiing in Jasper National Park. These trails are not groomed and can be quite challenging, but they offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the park.

What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00

From sunrise to sunset


What are the coordinates and address of Marmot Basin?

Marmot Basin
(780) 852-3816
1 Marmot Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 10 reviews

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Recent reviews

Carolin Murphy

1 out of 5 stars

Hot dog toooooo juicy, hated it because of the cheeseburgers and friesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Jarred Ellisor

4 out of 5 stars

Lots of good food on the hill. Hill can get pretty busy.

Elsie P. Hunt

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful runs for snowboarding so stoaked to get back on the mountain

Valerie Barrett

5 out of 5 stars

Been skiing on " the hill " for 40 + yrs. Always good conditions, well groomed slopes & something for all ages. I won't tell you WHEN the best skiing is tho... have to have a few secrets!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† oh yeah... do kiffers dream๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘

Starting Point

The cross-country ski trailhead at Marmot Basin is located on the north side of the resort, accessed from the town of Jasper. From Jasper, drive north on Highway 93 for approximately 10 km until you reach the Marmot Basin turnoff on your left. Turn left and drive 1.5 km to the trailhead parking lot.

Why visit Marmot Basin

The Marmot Basin ski resort is located in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is a beautiful area with stunning scenery and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy year-round. The ski resort has over 1,600 acres of skiable terrain, making it one of the largest in North America. It also has a well-developed system of lifts and trails that make it easy to get around. The resort is open from November to April, making it a great place to ski or snowboard in the winter. In the summer, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails to explore, as well as opportunities for fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing.

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What is the elevation of Marmot Basin?

2612.00 M

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