Marmot Basin is excited to announce we will be Opening Friday November 14th for the 2014/15 Season! Time to dust of those boots and get your skis or snowboard tuned for your 1st turns of the season!!
Having just finished celebrating our 50th Anniversary Season, we are looking forward to the next 50 years with a focus on redevelopment, expansion and world class service. In the wake of adding three new chairlifts since 2009, including the longest high speed quad chair in the Canadian Rockies, we are continuing to surge forward with plans to develop and improve the ski area even more.
Marmot Basin will have a brand new Operations and Maintenance facility ready for action in the 2014/15 season. The facility will replace five outdated work areas around the mountain to create an environmentally friendly facility that will encourage collaboration and increased productivity. The new building is located near the Mid-Mountain Chalets and Eagle Ridge Chair and will include a state of the art Ski Patrol area for avalanche control. We have also purchased 5 new snow guns and a new Winch Cat Groomer, ensuring that the runs will be in fantastic condition all season long!
Marmot Basin’s owners and operators have continued to work diligently towards upgrading the snow resort for the enjoyment of all. We are extremely proud that Marmot Basin was the first of the four ski areas located within the Canadian Rocky Mountain Park system to complete the Site Guidelines and Vision Statement with Parks Canada, and we are now waiting on final approval for our 1st Long Range Plan that was submitted for approval this summer.
With approval of the Long Range Plan expected from the Minister of Environment by the end of 2014; Marmot Basin is poised to move forward with the following four initiatives:
- 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 fantastic 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 reglading 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.
Further work has also been done to take the hassle out of Skiing and Snowboarding; with improved online services for reserving Rentals and Lessons and the My Marmot Card, which allows guests to pre-purchase lift tickets online with direct to lift access. Marmot Basin is continuing to build an incredible ski resort, with a commitment to stay at the forefront of technology, environment and service.