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Marmot Basin Ski Resort Guide

Marmot Basin Ski Resort Guide

November 23rd, Marmot Basin photo

Marmot Basin

Photo credit: Rob Gordon

Canadian Express Chair, Marmot Basin photo

Marmot Basin

Photo credit: W Picard

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 25 Oct

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  • Piste: -
  • Off-piste: -

Today’s Weather (2152 m)

light snow
10 SE10
-2 °C F-Level
light snow
20 S20
0 °C F-Level
snow showers
15 SSW15
0 °C F-Level

Located in the rugged landscape of Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Marmot Basin is as unpretentious as it is pristine. Overlooking breathtaking mountain vistas, you will find the 1,675 acres, 86 runs and 3,000 vertical feet of varied terrain that make up Marmot Basin – the highest base elevation of all Canadian ski areas. Marmot’s trails are split equally between easy, intermediate and advanced, making this an ideal destination for skiers and boarders of all abilities. There are 4 distinct areas of the mountain that are laid out in a very user friendly way, so going from steep alpine bowls to bumps to cruising through glades is just a chairlift or two away.

Resorts close to Marmot Basin include: Dave Henry Lodge (57 km), CMH Valemount (81 km), CMH Monashees (94 km), Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (117 km), Chatter Creek (118 km),

Marmot Basin Location Maps

Marmot Basin Location Map

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 86
  • Beginner: 30%
  • Intermediate: 30%
  • Advanced: 40%
  • Cross-country: 300 km
  • Snowmaking: 25%
  • Acres of ski: 1675
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1


  • Restaurants: 30
  • Bars: 6
  • Slopeside accommodation: -

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 897 m


  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: -
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 15 Nov 2014
  • Season closes: 3 May 2015

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New for 2009-10 - Marmot Basin is home to the longest high speed quad chair in the Canadian Rockies, the Canadian Rockies Express! This new chairlift, manufactured by Leitner Poma will cost 8 million dollars, is one of the most significant ski lift developments in North America this season, and will vastly improve the overall experience for skiers and snowboarders.

LONGER- The Canadian Rockies Express high speed quad chairlift is 2.3 km long, has a vertical rise of 596 meters (1,955 ft) and provides a 4 km nonstop run! All ability levels can ride the new high speed quad chair and find a run from the top to suit their skill level.

HIGHER- Ride the Canadian Rockies Express uninterrupted from the base of the ski area to the top of the upper mountain.

FASTER! - With a line speed of 5.08 metres per second, the new lift will whisk skiers and snowboarders up 2.3 kilometres (1.5 miles) in 7.5 minutes.

The Rogers Terrain Park has been moved to “Lift Line” in the lower area of the mountain, making it accessible to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Marmot Basin is a big playground and this winter our new terrain park is bigger and better than ever before. Our state of the art snowmaking system in the lower area allows for improved features and better transitions.

Information supplied 27 Dec 2009

Visitor Reviews of Marmot Basin

Shred the Gnar already from United States writes:

I have spent a considerable amount of time snowboarding through various parts of Canada and Marmot Basin is one of my top 3 hills out of them all.

On a powder day, the tree runs are heaven and when you're not so lucky the hill is always making snow and the runs are groomed well.

I have to concur with the older comments as well. Mid-week you have some runs entirely to yourself. Nice big carves here I come.

I wish I did the park, because theirs looks pretty stellar.

Watch for the flat spots on some of the black diamond runs and you will have yourself an amazing day!

Considering the issue that many ski hills, all over the world, are faced with changing weather conditions and lack of snow, and the fact that some still haven't even opened, you can skip past what the guy below me has written.

Weather and snow isn't just relative to Jasper and if you do your due diligence and check the conditions before you go ski anywhere then you will not be disappointed. Unless, of course, you're just the type of person who can't be satisfied, and I saw lots of those type of people on a windy day when I was up there on Wed. Hurricane strength winds are enough to close anything down so I wasn't surprised. Again, it's a nature of the sport. Not everyday can be an epic day! But the guest services staff were super friendly and honest about the situation. They gave me a voucher for a coffee to wait it out and when the Eagle started running they sold us afternoon tickets and let us head up early. Some complainers even got snow vouchers, I would never, personally, ever think of trying to get my money back for something that is out of everyones control, but I guess these are tight times??!!

Still found some sweet powder through the trees on my wind day so life was good.

Thanks Marmot. I think you guys rock and your staff are doing a brilliant job.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...oi oi oi!

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Surf Breaks
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Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Marmot Basin

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Mountain Peaks
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