Marmot Basin Ski Resort

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.

Marmot Basin Lodging:

Marmot Basin Ski 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, 3 square miles, or 7 square kilometers.

Marmot Basin's slopes see on average 160 inches (63 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,720(7 km2)
Annual Snowfall
160"(63 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
8,570'(2,612 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,000'(914 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
5,570'(1,698 m)

Marmot Basin Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
56out of 100
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Marmot Basin's difficulty level of 56 is above average. 63% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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.

Skiiable Area 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.
38%(645 acres)

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.

Blue Square
38%(645 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
25%(430 acres)

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 nearby the town of Jasper, AB.

Jasper, AB T0E Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
52.79999, -118.12860

Getting to Marmot Basin Ski 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 52.79999, -118.12860 (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 AirportYEGEdmonton, AB309 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 AirportYQUGrande Prairie, AB269 km
Williams Lake AirportYWLWilliams Lake, BC274 km
Kamloops AirportYKAKamloops, BC282 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Silver SummitYellowhead County, AB4,750 ft38%159 km

Marmot Basin Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation8,570 ft
Base Elevation5,570 ft
Vertical Drop3,000 ft
(38% Beginner,  38% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,720
Avg. Annual Snowfall160 inches
Marmot Basin Ski Resort Mountain Stats