Jasper is the entry point to epic adventure; whether you’re shredding the slopes or star-gazing next to a frozen lake, there’s something to suit everyone at every level. It is a rugged resort for those who want to venture beyond their comfort zone – but return to the comforts of an authentic mountain town. Where amenities and accommodations feel refined, yet true to the place. And where people welcome you like you’re one of their own.
Join us at the Astoria Hotel for a weekend with the perfect balance of excitement and relaxation. Join us for 2 Nights with Marmot Basin Ski Passes and a meal by the fireplace in Papa George's Restaurant.
In anticipation of fresh powder and sunny skies, we invite you to Jasper, Alberta to ski for free. Yes that's right, free! When you book the Ski for Free package at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, you'll receive two ski-lift tickets for Marmot Basin free of charge.
Stay three nights - ski or snowboard three days - all for the price of two.
Experience the iconic mountain communities of Lake Louise and Jasper with transportation included along the world famous Icefields Parkway included. Take the stress out of Winter driving and allow us to make your winter vacation as easy and relaxing as possible.
The ideal way to see one of Jasper’s most outstanding features in the winter, the frozen Maligne Canyon. Explore a little further aboard on the Via Skeena into beautiful British Columbia, travelling right past the Canadian Rockies highest peak, Mount Robson.
Two nights at the Whistlers Inn to enjoy the roof-top hot tubs and each other.
Your guide Paula will lead you on a unique route along the Maligne Canyon rim to Bridge #5. We provide Ice Cleats & hiking poles for safety while we explore the canyon's rim and it's frozen beauty. Learn all about the mysterious underground drainage system as we walk the 5 bridges of this fascinating gorge. Paula is a professional "IGA" guide and lifetime resident of Jasper; she provides transportation in a comfortable 7 passenger mini van.
Marmot Basin is the northern most Rocky Mountain ski area and enjoys abundant dry, light & fluffy snow that is a dream to ski and snowboard. With the highest base elevation in Canada and a latitude of 53°N. annually, over 400 centimeters of natural snow blankets the area from November through May. Combined with a state-of-the-art snowmaking system that guarantees snow surety; skiers and snowboarders enjoy superb snow conditions all season long.
Skiers and snowboarders can explore a wide variety of runs, from novice to expert, on four mountain faces. You will uncover long, perfectly groomed trails, high alpine bowls, treed runs, and steep chutes filled with Rocky Mountain powder snow. with 1,675 acres (678 hectares) of skiable terrain and seven modern lifts, the only time to rest is in the lodge, not waiting in lines. Families and experts have room to carve turns at their leisure and the mountain is designed to guide everyone to the mountain chalets.
Virtually every location on the mountain is an inspirational viewpoint. jasper National Park, Canada's largest Rocky Mountain park, is an integral part of the UNESCO Canadian Rockies Heritage Site. You are surrounded by protected wilderness in every direction. Memories will be etched as highlights in your life as you experience the only ski destination in the unparalleled paradise.
Some mountain towns base their appeal on trying to be trendy. Jasper retains its timeless appeal by being unpretentious — an intimate community that originated as a railway town that just happens to be in the middle of some of the most gorgeous protected wilderness in the world.
Trans-Canada Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead, runs through the park and is the main east-west route to and from Jasper.
The Icefields Parkway, widely considered one of the most scenic stretches of highway in the world, runs north-south, connecting Jasper with Trans-Canada Highway 1 near Lake Louise and Banff.
If you don’t have your own car to drive to Jasper, try these car rental agencies. They have offices both in Jasper and throughout Canada and the U.S.
All major roads in Jasper are paved, and all major highways have shoulders. The maximum speed limit inside Jasper National Park is 90 km/hour, with several areas having slower limits for wildlife safety. Make sure to factor in plenty of time for breaks, slow traffic and inclement weather conditions. Here’s where you can see current road conditions:
If you’d rather let someone else do the driving, you can use these bus services:
For a chance to sit back, relax and see scenery that you can’t see from any highway, take the train! There are two rail services that can bring you to Jasper:
Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver have international airports that are serviced by major national and international carriers:
Flying to Edmonton or Calgary will bring you closest to Jasper. From these cities, you’ll then need to drive or take a bus or train.