Rocky Mountain Romance Karen Anderson, Ski Specialist

"Jasper makes a perfect twin centre holiday with Lake Louise & Banff. The drive between the resorts up the iconic Icefields Parkway is one of the most stunning journeys I have ever taken, well worth doing in daylight so you don't miss out. Keep your eyes open for that perfect Instagram shot!"

Jasper Ski Holidays

Set amongst the staggering scenery of the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies, the down-to-earth mountain town of Jasper is home to rugged wilderness landscapes, amazing ski terrain and a sociable local community keen to welcome you with open arms.

Explore the slopes

Jasper’s Marmot Basin ski area is the real deal, thoroughly spoiling skiers and boarders with its beautifully varied terrain, unbeatable snow conditions and uncrowded slopes. You won’t even have to wait in line for the ski lifts. Whether you’re a beginner looking for lovely gentle blues to cruise or a thrill seeker on the hunt for powder bowls and gnarly tree runs, Marmot Basin is a dream.

The ski terrain is split evenly between easy, intermediate and advanced, making this an ideal destination for the whole family and all abilities to ski together. The lower slopes are perfect for novices with their gentle tree-lined green runs, while from the summit of Outer Limits you’ll find lots of lovely cruisey blues. Eagle East and Marmot’s newest terrain addition – Tres Hombres – offer up some exciting single and double black diamond runs, with plenty to challenge experienced skiers and boarders.

Enjoy the resort

Jasper is close-knit mountain town with a laid-back, fun-loving feel. The aesthetic is very much traditional Rocky Mountain style, with lots of picturesque wooden lodges and pretty homes with pitched roofs. And everywhere you look, that majestic backdrop of soaring peaks adds a touch of magic to this wild destination.

While Jasper is a relatively small town, it has an eclectic choice of restaurants and a smattering of characterful après-ski venues including some excellent brewpubs. The menu of non-skiing activities is anything but small with everything from heli-skiing to ice canyon walks to choose from. When night falls, remember to cast your gaze up to the heavens to admire the spectacular blanket of stars – Jasper is the second largest dark sky preserve in the world.

Where to Stay

Accommodation in Jasper perfectly blends rugged Rockies heritage with contemporary comfort. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate in world-class luxury or a cool downtown base, you can expect excellent facilities, fresh design and gorgeous views from our small but superb selection of featured hotels. Perhaps the Rockies’ most unique luxury hotel, the 5 star Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge sits just outside the town of Jasper on the shores of Lac Beauvert in an area of pristine wilderness – expect luxury, awesome facilities and amazing views. Or stay in town at the beautifully renovated Crimson where you’ll find comfort and convenience – from here it’s a short walk to Jasper’s downtown core, and the regular free ski bus picks up outside.

This remote part of the Rockies has a special atmosphere, so expect a genuinely warm welcome and the highest levels of service during your stay.

 

Getting to Jasper

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying into Edmonton (via Amsterdam) or from London into Calgary and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure (subject to airline schedules), holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Jasper include a shared shuttle transfer from Edmonton, but the area is perhaps best explored with the flexibility of a self-drive car, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra drive fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav. For clients arriving into Calgary we strongly recommend an overnight at one of the Calgary airport hotels before driving (or transferring) up to Jasper the next day. The 5 hour drive up to Jasper is one of the world's most scenic journeys and takes in the stunning Icefields Parkway.

 

Important information
Season Late November–Early May
Ski Area 1,720 acres
Annual Snowfall 15ft
Number of Lifts 7
Ski Range 5,570–8,570ft
Ski Shuttle Lift tickets include shuttle transportation between Jasper hotels and Marmot Basin.
Blue Runs 30%
Red Runs 30%
Black Runs 40%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season
Distance from airports
Calgary 5hrs
Edmonton 4hrs 30mins