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“Challenging” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marmot Basin Ski Area

Marmot Basin Ski Area
Ranked #8 of 45 things to do in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Marmot Basin, located in Jasper National Park, Alberta provides unparalleled skiing and snowboarding for all ages and all abilities. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Marmot Basin offers a family friendly, laid back, crowd free experience with stunning views. The nearby town of Jasper offers a friendly welcome to all with hotels, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as an unforgettable snow sports experience, there are also many other activities available, including shoe-shoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledging, winter wildlife tours, canyon walks and much, much more! Once visited, never forgotten, come see us for an authentic Rocky Mountain experience. We look forward to seeing you! Your friends at Marmot Basin.
Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Challenging”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Challenging terrain and high speed chairs. This is my preferred destination for taking skiers to hone their skills. Fast chairs and incrementally increasingly difficult terrain. Most Excellent Lodges very good value.

Visited January 2013
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Gibbston, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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“Pretty ski hill, good for intermediates”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Marmot Basin is in a scenic location. There is a lot if pleasant but non challenging skiing including tree runs. The challenge is timing your visit for when there is a reasonable amount of snow as it can be intermittent and the runs pretty hard packed.

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Edmonton
2 reviews
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“No waiting - More skiing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just spent a couple of days skiing at Marmot. What a well thought out hill! Super fast lifts, means practically no waiting in line. Lots of variety in the runs from black to green. The younger kids loved the "bushwhacking" opportunities and the older ones, loved the moguls. It's got something for everyone.

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Sandra G
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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Secluded Playground”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We weren't too sure what to expect as we had just come from Whistler and had a blast. So driving up to Marmot Basin, we felt maybe it won't be that big, or as well laid out as Whistler. Wrong, it is a large ski area with many different runs and we always had an incredible time even if the weather wasn't best. Half-way down a run there's a cabin so you can re-fuel otherwise make it to the base which has a generous selection of services and foods. The quaintness I feel matches Jasper, very enjoyable area.

Visited December 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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85 reviews
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“Great Mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Had a great time introducing the kids (5 and 8) to mountain skiing. Enjoyed a great day at Marmot! There could have been more snow but it was still a great experience. Enjoyed the new Rocky Mountain Express lift so you can go right from the bottom to the top!

Visited January 2013
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