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

A trip to ski Jasper is as much about the amazing Canadian Rockies scenery, abundant wildlife and vibrant town, as it is about the quality of the skiing and the mountain experience. It's a destination like no other, and one you'll want to return to. 

Jasper will appeal most to ski enthusiasts who view their winter holiday not just as an opportunity to awaken long forgotten muscles, but as an invitation to visit some of the world’s most beautiful wilderness areas. You are guaranteed to see wildlife here, and all set against the backdrop of a truly unique mountain landscape.

Jasper's ski area, Marmot Basin, is an easy 20 minutes from downtown on the free regular shuttle included with your lift ticket. Skiers of all levels will love the skiing here; the slopes are uncrowded, the pace is sedate and there's plenty of terrain to suit all levels from first-timers to old hands.

The town of Jasper is a pure delight. This is a small friendly mountain community who welcome visitors with open arms. Jasper is packed with great shops, quirky cafes, brew-pubs, and family-friendly restaurants all embedded within Jasper's awesome historic heritage.

Skiing in Jasper

Marmot Basin ski area offers beautifully varied terrain above and below tree-line, with something on offer for all abilities. You can choose from long, gentle groomers to steep bump runs in the alpine bowls to gnarly tree runs. 

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. 

Beginners are really spoilt for choice here with a whole separate zone dedicated to learning to ski and ride. The ski school is superb and the emphasis in Jasper is on good wholesome fun.

The Canadian Rockies Express lift whisks you to the summit of Outer Limits where there's a plethora of nice cruisey blues down through the trees, plus a lovely long green trail called Basin Run which is ideal for novices looking to put some mileage under their feet. Down the front face there are some manageable wide open single black diamond runs with a great pitch, and over the back you'll find Marmot's newest terrain addition - the huge amiphitheatre of ski dreams that is 'Tres Hombres'. Marmot punches well above its weight in terms of secret stashes and hidden gems - the whole of Eagle East is dotted with tight chutes and hidden tree-lined valleys perfect for the ski hero in your group. Factor in the great snow conditions, long season, no lift lines and world-class scenery and Marmot Basin really is the real deal.

Relive the adventures of your day with a well-earned beer or spicy Caesar on the deck of the Caribou Lounge, before jumping on the free shuttle back to downtown Jasper.

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