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Why Marmot Basin is the Best Place for Spring Skiing

Why Marmot Basin is the Best Place for Spring Skiing

We are all looking forward to some of the best spring skiing in Alberta with wide open uncrowded spaces and plenty of room to move.

Marmot Basin is proud to have the highest base elevation of any major Canadian ski areas at 1,698 meters which means Marmot Basin is one of the best places for spring skiing. We offer one of the longest ski seasons in Canada. Our planned closing date is May 2, 2021.

As you crave longer sunny days and a safe outdoor space for your household activities, rest assured the best part of winter is still ahead.

Your Best Spring Ski Deals at Marmot Basin

The Marmot Escape Card

The Marmot Escape Card is still only $79 plus GST, which makes it one of the best deals in Canada; save 50% off full day all mountain lift tickets every day for the rest of the season. Visit Marmot Basin twice and you’ve got your money’s worth. However, the more you visit the more you save. We know skiing is typically a multi-day family affair, so be sure to take advantage of the following Marmot Escape Card benefits:

  • Up to 30% off accommodations in Jasper
  • 30% off regular priced adult and youth flights at the Jasper SkyTram
  • 20% off junior full day lift tickets for your little ones, 6-12 years of age
  • 10% off regular ski and snowboard rentals
  • 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at our Espresso Bar, Paradise and Caribou Chalets

Midweek Online Lift Ticket Deals

Purchase one, two or three full day midweek tickets online and save 10% each day. Ski midweek and you’ll experience convenient park n’ ski options, smaller lift lineups and more room to move on our 91 run, 7 lift spring skiing paradise.

Save 20% Off Skiing with A Season Pass from Another Ski Area

The savings don’t end here. Present your 2020/2021 season pass from an Ambassador Ski Area at Marmot Basin and you'll receive 20% off full day, full-mountain lift tickets every day.

NEW Weekend Jasper-Marmot Basin Shuttle Bus

There is no capacity limit for how many skiers and snowboarders we welcome onto our slopes and we have implemented responsible safety practices that allow Marmot Basin to accommodate all those interested in visiting. However, we encourage you to save yourself time getting to the mountain by hopping aboard Live It UP’s weekend Jasper to Marmot Basin motor coach shuttle service. Visit the Live It Up website for rates, safety precautions, availability and to book your seat prior to your trip.

Keep in mind, while Marmot Basin does not require you to reserve a spot on the mountain, Live It UP does require pre-booking on their shuttles due to limited seating available.

More Time for Spacious Spring Skiing

Skiing has always been the main event for Marmot’s 58 years of operation. Get on the bright side of the pandemic this spring with quality spring skiing deals in Jasper National Park. Join us and indulge in some of the best Rocky Mountain snow the season has left to offer.

At the end of the day, if some après beverages tickle your fancy, you and your household can take in the snow-capped vistas on our lower mountain Kokanee Deck. New to the Kokanee Deck this season are our individual warming huts where you can enjoy fireside food and beverage service from our bright-eyed waiting staff. Trust us when we say they’re happy to have you back.

Plenty of Activities to Take in This March and April

NEW Mountain Club Spring Sessions

Starting March 28, join our certified Snow School instructors in our non-competitive spring ski and snowboard clubs. Master your skills or learn to ski and snowboard from scratch. There are ski and snowboard programs for all ages and all abilities.

Spread your sessions out over 4 weekends or accelerate your learning and take part in our 4 consecutive day program from March 29 to April 1.

Visit our website for details or phone our Snow School now at 780-852-3816 ext. 402 to secure your spot.

St. Patrick's Day Food Specials

Indulge in delightful week-long food specials at Caribou Lounge and Beef and Guinness Pies in our cafeterias on Wednesday, March 17! Keep an eye on our website for particular St. Patrick’s Day menu specials and locations.

Big Mountain Video Competition

Explore all the Marmot Basin has to offer and submit your footage to us on Instagram between March 19 and April 4 to win! Use any natural or man-made features around Marmot Basin and gather video footage catching air, doing tricks or showing off your unique style for our judges. Skiers and snowboarders of all ages are encouraged to participate. Bonus points for creativity and exploring everything the mountain has to offer!

Categories are:

  • Top male and female ages 16 and up
  • Top male and female ages 15 and under

Please note you must complete an online waiver prior to entering. Access to the online waiver and further contest details can be found on our website. We look forward to seeing where the mountain takes you!

Jasper SkyTram Opens March 26

30% Off at Jasper SkyTram for Season Pass and Escape Card Holders

Season Pass and Escape Card holders receive 30% off adult and youth flights at the iconic Jasper SkyTram. Present your Season Pass or Escape Card at the lower station when purchasing flight tickets.

20% Off When You Present Your 2020/2021 Marmot Basin Lift Pass

Present your lift ticket from the 2020/2021 winter ski season and receive 20% off adult and youth flights at Jasper SkyTram. This offer is valid until May 21, 2021.