OPENING DAY AT MARMOT BASIN TARGETED FOR NOVEMBER 14TH!
Marmot Basin is excited to announce we are targeting Saturday, November 14th for the opening of the 2015/16! Time to dust of those boots and get your skis or snowboard tuned for your first turns of the season!!
 
WHAT WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT
With snow already covering the peaks around Jasper, we can't wait to get skiing and snowboarding again this season. We had a great season last year, and were the snow envy of Western Canada. This year, we are hoping Ullr will continue to be good to us! The forecasted El Nino should mean warmer temperatures and more precipitation (depending on who you ask!), but warmer and wetter means only one thing at Marmot Basin - lots of lovely SNOW! 
 
Have you got your Season Pass yet?! The Fall Sale on passes finishes September 30th, so get in quick to save!
 
NEW ON-MOUNTAIN DINING!
Marmot Basin is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Hospitality to operate our Food & Beverage department.
 
Dana Hospitality LP is a proudly Canadian foodservice management firm with 27 years of customized culinary expertise that allows them to consistently deliver exceptional hospitality experiences to over 120 clients across Canada. 
 
Every day, Dana Hospitality Chefs will create meals from scratch in-house at Marmot Basin using nutritional, healthy cooking techniques. They use fresh ingredients sourced from regional farms and suppliers and they take great pride in delivering outstanding culinary menu selections every day. 
 
Please join us in welcoming Dana Hospitality to the Marmot Basin team. We are extremely excited to have them onboard, and we look forward to sharing the new menus with you soon!
 
FIRST LONG RANGE PLAN APPROVED!
Marmot Basin has changed a lot over the years. Over $30 million has been invested in ski area improvements since 2003 when the new shareholder group took over Jasper's ski area. Now with three new chairlifts (including two new high speed quad chairs), a new snowmaking system and countless renovations to facilities, Marmot Basin has evolved into a world-class ski area, yet hasn't lost it's authentic and unspoiled atmosphere within Canada’s largest Rocky Mountain national park.
 
Marmot Basin’s owners and operators aren't stopping there, and have continued to work diligently towards upgrading the snow resort for the enjoyment of all. It has been a challenging and rewarding process to work with Parks Canada in developing the Site Guidelines, and subsequently prepare and submit our first Long Range Plan for approval.
 
Marmot Basin’s President and CEO Dave Gibson, his staff, and its shareholder group are extremely proud to announce that Marmot Basin received approval for their 1st Long Range Plan over the 2015 summer! Marmot Basin is now poised to move forward with the following four initiatives over the coming years:
 
Expanded snowmaking 
Marmot Basin’s interim lower mountain snowmaking system will be made permanent, and snow making expanded into the mid and upper mountain. This expansion will improve early season coverage ensuring skiers enjoy even better conditions from early November through to early May. 
 
Expanded parking and improved public access 
Increased parking and road expansion will assist traffic flow and improve guests arrival and departure experience.
 
Improvements to the Caribou Chalet 
Expanded public eating area and additional washrooms for guests, along with improving the overall presentation of the lower chalet. 
 
Minor re-glading in the mid-Mountain area 
Milk Run, Elevator Chutes and Little Chicago haven’t been gladed in over 30 years. This slight thinning of the forest will improve the skiing/snowboarding experience within these runs.