Marmot Basin

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Marmot basin
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee

Overall

4.4

Sitting in Alberta, Marmot Basin provides an affordable alternative to skiing the Rockies. Although it doesn't see as much snowfall as other resorts in the region, the few crowds here means the powder stays fresher for longer, plus it has the second highest base elevation in Canada. The mountain offers up above and below the tree line terrain as well as a wide variety of runs. For lodging, nearby Jasper has a range of choices to suit all budgets.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Marmot Basin vs
Marmot BasinLake Louise
beginner30 %25 %
intermediate30 %45 %
advanced20 %19 %
expert20 %11 %
total runs86 145
ski area1,675ac 4,200ac
summit elevation8,569ft 8,651ft
total lifts7 10
child lift ticket$34 CAD (£19 GBP) $39 CAD (£22 GBP)
adult lift ticket$95 CAD (£54 GBP) $104 CAD (£59 GBP)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall68″ 109″

Marmot Basin Reviews

Very Good

4 / 5

based on 2 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Apr 26, 2018
Robert L. Robert L.
advanced snowboarder
Marmot has always been “home” for me. I grew up riding this mountain. I love the changes they’ve done over the last few years. All the high speed quads make for short lift lines even on the busiest day.... More
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
BLBen L.
intermediate snowboarder
Great place to ski the Rockies without the crowds. Really good bang for your buck. Not as many powder days as some resorts but when you do get them there's less of a crowd to contend with making them that much better. Closest big city is Edmonton at 4 hours away.... More
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