An old rustic historic working town of around 4,500 people year round, remote Jasper is off the beaten track 3 hours north of Banff. The sleepy ambience, old-fashioned architecture and free roaming elk, moose and deer mean that skiing holidays to Jasper feel like going skiing back in time. The top ski resort has world-class skiing with unbeatable champagne powdery conditions, dramatic scenery and varied mountain terrain.
Skiing in Jasper
Jasper is known for its excellent ski school for beginners. The snow conditions are famed for being excellent throughout the season from an impressive November through to May, ideal for early or late season skiing holidays. Confidence-boosting runs for first time skiers include Home Run and Sleepy Hollow to get started. Intermediate skiers have big wide open bowls, namely Marmot’s 84, Scenic Paradise and the Traverse below Marmot Park. The local skiing is mostly suited to intermediate-advanced ability levels as it has lots of red runs. Advanced skiers have 40% of expert-graded terrain. The light and fluffy powder is what off-piste skiing fantasies are made of, especially through the majestic snow-laden tree-lined runs towards the bottom of the mountain.
Snowboarding in Jasper
The terrain and snow conditions here are perfect for freeriding. The long sweeping red runs of soft snow are just what every snowboarder wishes for. Boardpark enthusiasts can find table tops, rails and boxes from large to small in Marmot’s Rogers terrain park, which can be found underneath the Basin run.
Accommodation in Jasper
Jasper is actually busier during the summer months, meaning that prices here for winter skiing holidays are during its ‘low season,’ making it a great destination if you’re looking for cheap skiing deals to Canada. With a selection of over 50 bars and restaurants, après in Jasper is great for group ski holidays. The olden-day ambience and captivating wildlife appeals to all ages and is ideal for family ski packages. Have a look at our best Canadian ski packages today!
|Resort altitude||1,058m||Skiing altitude||1704m-2601m|
|Transfer time||Longest run||56kms|
|Total kms of piste:||1675 acres||Cross country||125kms|
|Snow canons||Slope direction|
|Nursery area||1||Number of lifts||9|
|Night skiing||No||Snow making|
|Season||Nov - Apr||Mountain restaurants|
|Ski bus||Linked resorts|
|Summer skiing||No||Terrain parks||1|
|Half pipe||Tree runs||Yes|
Summary: Skill level, features and activities
|Type of resort||Alpine|
|Suitable for families|
|Apres ski (nightlife)|