|Location||Jasper National Park|
|Top elevation||2,612 m (8,570 ft)|
|Base elevation||1,697 m (5,568 ft)|
|Skiable area||6.8 km²|
30% - Easy
30% - Intermediate
20% - Difficult
20% - Expert
|Longest run||5.6 km|
|Lift system||7 chairlifts
1 magic carpet
|Terrain parks||1 (Rogers Terrain Park)|
|Snowfall||400 cm/season (157 in./yr)|
|Web site||Ski Marmot|
Marmot Basin is an alpine ski area located in Alberta's Jasper National Park. It has offered a broad variety of basin and glade skiing since it first served enthusiasts in 1961 with a single rope tow driven by a truck engine.
Marmot Basin operates 86 named runs on 3,000 vertical feet of drop, and has a lift capacity of close to 12,000 skiers per hour on eight lifts. With 30 percent novice runs, 30 percent intermediate runs, 20 percent advanced and 20 percent expert runs, Marmot Basin is well-balanced in the terrain it offers to skiers. The season runs from late November to late April on average, although it can open as early as mid-November and stay open as late as early May. Partly because of its distance from major Canadian cities such as Edmonton and Calgary, Marmot Basin is generally not as crowded as other major ski resorts farther south in Alberta and British Columbia.
Marmot Basin has the longest high speed quad chair in the Canadian Rockies, the Canadian Rockies Express. The lift carries 2400 passengers per hour, has an 800 horse power top-drive engine and is about 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) long. The chairlift ride is approximately 7.5 minutes.
Marmot Basin is located twenty minutes south of the town of Jasper, which provides for the needs of over three million visitors a year. Jasper National Park offers Rocky Mountain vistas, hiking and trail riding tours, whitewater rafting, and other year-round attractions.
The Rental & Repair shop offers rentals of well-used skis, snowboards, boots, and poles. Rentals are available at the main chalet.
Snow Sports School
The Snow Sports School offers lessons for first time skiers and snowboarders, high performance clinics, freeride clinics, private lessons and a variety of children's programs.
The Little Rascals Nursery is available for children 19 months to 6 years of age.
Three mountain day lodges; one at the base area and two at mid- mountain. Three lounges, 2 cafeterias, 2 dining rooms, several outdoor sun decks and bag lunch areas.
Sponsored by Rogers Communications, featuring various rail slides, table tops, and jumps. Marmot also has a small rail park featuring rails, boxes and jibs
The Outer Limits Shop is an inexpensive place to buy gifts, accessories, clothing and souvenirs.
|Lift Name||Vertical Rise
|Canadian Rockies Express||596m (1955')||High Speed Quad||Leitner-Poma||2009|
|Eagle Express||320m (1050')||High Speed Quad||Doppelmayr CTEC||1990|
|Paradise High Speed Quad||410m (1345')||High Speed Quad||Leitner-Poma||2011|
|School House Triple Chair||122m (400')||Triple Chairlift||Doppelmayr CTEC||2011 (moved from 1982 location)|
|Caribou Chair||198m (650')||Double Chairlift||Doppelmayr CTEC||1971|
|Knob Chair||270m (900')||Double Chairlift||Doppelmayr CTEC||1976|
|Eagle Ridge Chair||307m (1007')||Quad Chairlift||Doppelmayr CTEC||2001|
|Magic Carpet||8m (26')||Magic Carpet||-||2003|
- Tranquilizer Chair (Double Chair) - 1968 - Removed 2009
- Kiefer T-Bar (T-Bar) - 1974 - Removed 2009
- School House T-Bar (T-Bar) - 1964  - Removed 2011
- "Marmot Installs Longest High-Speed Quad In Alberta Canadian Rockies". On the Snow. 5 October 2009. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- "C$7 Million Upgrade Planned for Jasper’s Marmot Basin". First Tracks!! Online. 5 November 2010. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
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