Marmot Basin shattered its all-time snowfall record today when a whopping 25 cm of snow fell overnight. The total snowfall for the season now sits at 560 cm (18 ft.) breaking the previous record of 542 cm set in 1998. And, with five weeks left in the season, Marmot is sure to receive even more snow before May 6th, the last day of the season. "People will be talking about this winter for a long time" says Brian Rode, Marmot’s VP of Marketing. "I have run out of superlatives to describe the snow conditions. In my 34 years at Marmot I have never seen anything like this. It is just absolutely jaw-dropping, eye popping incredible how much snow we have and how good the conditions are", added Rode.
Ski Patrol are busy digging out fences while the avalanche control team works furiously to get the runs open for powder hungry skiers and snowboarders who are flocking to the mountain this morning. Even though the Jasper locals will surely take advantage of the powder today, Rode says there will be lots left for those heading up this weekend. "One of the great features of Marmot is that even days after a big snowfall, fresh tracks can be found on many of the runs. We have a lot of terrain and it takes quite some time for everything to get tracked up so there will be lots of powder left over for those heading to Jasper over the next several days", explains Rode.
So how will Marmot Basin be celebrating their record snowfall season? By spending as much time as possible on the slopes of course. What better way to pay tribute to a season that will go down in the record books as the best ever in history!
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