Marmot Basin

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Marmot Basin
Marmot Basin Logo.jpg
LocationJasper National Park
Nearest cityJasper
Coordinates52°48′04″N 118°05′04″W / 52.80111°N 118.08444°W / 52.80111; -118.08444
Top elevation2,612 m (8,570 ft)
Base elevation1,698 m (5,570 ft)
Skiable area6.8 km²
Runs91
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 30% - Novice
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 30% - Intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 20% - Advanced
Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg 20% - Expert
Longest run5.6 km
Lift system7 chairlifts
1 magic carpet
Terrain parks3
Snowfall400 cm/season (160 in./yr)
SnowmakingLower Area
WebsiteSki Marmot

Marmot Basin is an alpine ski area located in Alberta's Jasper National Park.

Marmot Basin has 91 named runs on four mountain faces with 3,000 vertical feet of drop. The area has a lift capacity of close to 12,000 skiers per hour on seven lifts. The season runs from mid-November to early May.

Marmot Basin's facilities and services include 7 lifts, including the Canadian Rockies Express high speed quad chair - the longest in the Canadian Rockies, 3 on-mountain day lodges, a full-service Rental Shop, Snow Sports School, eateries, a nursery and retail shop.

Marmot Basin is located twenty minutes south of the town of Jasper, which provides for the needs of over two million visitors a year. Jasper National Park offers Rocky Mountain vistas, hiking and trail riding tours, whitewater rafting, and other year-round attractions.

Amenities[edit]

Rentals[edit]

The Rental & Repair shop offers standard and high performance rentals of skis, snowboards, boots and poles. Rentals are available at the main Caribou Chalet.

Snow Sports School[edit]

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.

Day care[edit]

The Little Rascals Nursery is available for children 19 months to 6 years of age.

Day lodges[edit]

Three mountain day lodges; the Caribou Chalet at the base area and Eagle and Paradise Chalets at mid-mountain. Three lounges, two cafeterias, two dining rooms, several outdoor sun decks and bag lunch areas.

Terrain park[edit]

Marmot Basin has three terrain parks on the mountain, which feature various rail slides, table tops, and jumps. Marmot offers a terrain park in the Lower, Mid and Upper mountain.

Retail shop[edit]

The Outer Limits Shop is a place to buy gifts, accessories, clothing and souvenirs. Marmot Basin also has a Sales Centre in town at 611 Patricia st. in Jasper, which you can buy smaller items at like toques, goggles, and mitts.

Lift system[edit]

Lift Name Vertical Rise
Type Make Build Year
Canadian Rockies Express Quad Chair 596m (1955') High Speed Quad Leitner-Poma 2009[1]
Eagle Express Quad Chair 320m (1050') High Speed Quad Doppelmayr CTEC 1990[2]
Paradise High Speed Quad 410m (1345') High Speed Quad Leitner-Poma 2011[3]
School House Triple Chair 122m (400') Triple Chairlift Doppelmayr CTEC 2011 (moved from 1982[4] location)[3]
Knob Chair 270m (900') Double Chairlift Doppelmayr CTEC 1976[5]
Eagle Ridge Quad Chair 307m (1007') Quad Chairlift Doppelmayr CTEC 2001[6]
Magic Carpet 8m (26') Magic Carpet Magic Carpet Lifts 2003[7]

Former lifts[edit]

  • Tranquilizer Chair (Double Chair) - 1968[8] - Removed 2009[1]
  • Kiefer T-Bar (T-Bar) - 1974[9] - Removed 2009[1]
  • School House T-Bar (T-Bar) - 1964[10] - Removed 2011[3]
  • Caribou Chair (Double Chair) - 1971 - Retired 2011
  • Spillway T-Bar (T-Bar) - 1986 - Removed 1990

Photos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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.
  2. ^ "Skilifts.org - 1990 Chairlift Installation Survey - North America". www.skilifts.org.
  3. ^ a b c "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.
  4. ^ "Skilifts.org - 1982 Chairlift Installation Survey - North America". www.skilifts.org.
  5. ^ "Skilifts.org - 1976 Chairlift Installation Survey - North America". www.skilifts.org.
  6. ^ "Skilifts.org - 2001 Chairlift Installation Survey - North America". www.skilifts.org.
  7. ^ "News & Events" (PDF). skimarmot.com.
  8. ^ "Skilifts.org - 1968 Chairlift Installation Survey - North America". www.skilifts.org.
  9. ^ "Skilifts.org - 1974 Chairlift Installation Survey - North America". www.skilifts.org.
  10. ^ "Skilifts.org - 1964 Chairlift Installation Survey - North America". www.skilifts.org.

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