You stay at Jasper—you ski at Marmot Basin (a 25-minute drive away). That's the deal because there are no on-mountain accommodations in this raw, beautiful and highly conserved wildlife habitat. The small town of Jasper with its rustic, yet charming stone lodgings, restaurants and shops is complemented by the 10,878 sq km of Jasper National Park wilderness, and the recreational mountains of Marmot Basin lying within. One unique features of the resort is that when you arrive at Marmot Basin you simply park and ski straight off to the nearest chairlift—and at the end of the day you can ski directly back to your vehicle too. The spectacular scenery of frozen lakes and glaciers which characterise Jasper National Park give rise to some amazing skiing experiences. Jasper Ski resort, also known as Marmot Basin, is situated at the top of Jasper National Park just off of the Icefields Parkway and listed as one of only 15 UNESCO extraordinary sites in Canada, un-paralleled access with breath-taking views. Jasper town 20-minutes drive away is steeped in history. Edmonton is the closest international airport (about 370km (192 miles) but more people travel up from Calgary 404km (256 miles), served by International flights from London's Heathrow, whilst stopping at Banff en-route.
As well as the skiable terrain Jasper offers great winter activities. Step back in time and discover the "real" Jasper at the Yellowhead Museum and Galleries or participate in a guided tour and experience a great outdoors adventure. Other activities include, ice-skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing amongst many others. Indoor activities that you will find is the Jasper Aquatic Centre and Jasper Activity Centre, great fun for all the family.
A wide choice of eateries to choose from whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or a quick snack in-between pistes. International cuisine and great restaurants feature at Jasper to suit every tastebud. Shops, bars and leisure amenities can also be found at one of Alberta's most historical and precious ski resorts.