Marmot Basin Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Jasper, AB.
We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Marmot Basin stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Marmot Basin is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
Marmot Basin is a part of the Powder Alliance pass network. This pass allows you to buy a season ticket at your home slope, then be able to use it to ski up to three free days at the rest of the participating resorts.
There are numerous options to stay at Marmot Basin around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Marmot Basin Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Marmot Basin has a total of 91 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,720 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 696 hectares, 2.7 square miles, or 7.0 square kilometers.
Marmot Basin's slopes see on average 160 inches (4.9 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet every year!
Marmot Basin Ski Resort Elevation
Marmot Basin Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,570 feet, or 2,612 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,570 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,000 feet (914 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 8,570 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Marmot Basin Ski Resort Difficulty Level
56.1out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Marmot Basin has 1,720 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Marmot Basin's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 38% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 25% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Marmot Basin Ski Resort good for beginners?
Marmot Basin is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 76% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Marmot Basin Ski Resort Location
Marmot Basin Ski Resort is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Jasper, AB.
Jasper, AB T0E Canada
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Getting to Marmot Basin Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Marmot Basin Ski Resort), its coordinates of 52.80000, -118.12900 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Jasper, AB to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Marmot Basin Ski Resort.
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||309 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Marmot Basin.
|Grande Prairie Airport||YQU||Grande Prairie, AB||269 km|
|Williams Lake Airport||YWL||Williams Lake, BC||274 km|
|Kamloops Airport||YKA||Kamloops, BC||282 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Marmot Basin Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Marmot Basin Ski Resort.
|Silver Summit||Yellowhead County, AB||4,750 ft||38%||160 km|
Marmot Basin Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,570 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,570 ft|
|Vertical Drop||3,000 ft|
(38% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||160 inches|