Over one hundred years ago, Jasper Forest Park first came to be and was named after the popular fur trading post operator, Jasper Hawes, and by 1913 the name was changed to Jasper to complement the park.
These days, the town of Jasper offers an authentic Canadian Rocky Mountain experience that is easy-going and relaxed, feeling like a true mountain town, not just a town in the mountains. Jasper has managed to preserve a small-town feeling while offering the amenities expected from a world-class winter resort.
There are many reasons to visit Jasper and Marmot Basin and the following are our TOP FIVE:
In the winter, Jasper National Park offers excellent value to accommodate all budgets. Unlike other resorts, Jasper’s off season is winter time which results in great deals on accommodations, dining and activities.
Located in the breathtaking, vast and ruggedly mountainous landscape of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park is a destination that inspires lasting memories.
With 86 marked trails, the ski and snowboard runs are split evenly between easy, intermediate and advanced, making this an ideal destination for the whole family and skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
Uncrowded, Unhurried and Laid-back
An uncrowded atmosphere is just one of the many reasons skiers and snowboarders return to Marmot Basin season after season. With no waiting in lift lines, you have lots of room to breathe and even more time on the slopes.
Friendly, Safe & Welcoming
After an exhilarating day on the slopes, the town of Jasper offers everything a visitor might want. With a permanent population of 4500 residents, Jasper has managed to preserve a small-town feeling while offering amenities you’d expect from a world-class winter resort.