March 16, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Hit the Slopes this Spring

Ah, spring! The days are a little longer and the sun a little stronger, but that doesn’t mean winter is out of the picture just yet.

Adam Greenberg

Tourism Jasper

Tourism Jasper

If you’re thinking of retiring the skis or snowboard for the season, think again! Here are 5 reasons why you should head to Jasper this April to take advantage of the best spring skiing.

1) Unreal Conditions

Don’t let the word “spring” fool you. Just because we’re soaking in the warmer temperatures doesn’t mean there isn’t fresh snow to ride on! Up at Marmot Basin ski resort, over 400 cm of natural snow blankets the area from November until May. With Marmot’s northern latitude the conditions on the hill in the spring are unbeatable. Skiers and boarders are undoubtedly going to be happy with the abundance of snow that’s recently come down. Not to mention, Marmot Basin also has a state-of-the-art snowmaking system that guarantees snow surety, allowing skiers and snowboarders to enjoy superb snow conditions until the very last day of the season, May 7th.

2) Entertainment

If you’re looking to celebrate the end of the ski season in style, Marmot Basin has you covered! Throughout the month of April, the ski hill has events to keep all riders hyped until the very last lift closes. On April 15th, Marmot Basin hosts the Annual Aloha Cup, a non-traditional, Hawaiian-themed race with costumes, prizes and a BBQ lunch. On April 22nd,  the paradise chalet at mid-mountain is hosting the Kokanee Freeride, an epic party on the patio with a BBQ, live music and dancing to keep the beat alive through until May!

3) Patio Season

With spring comes outdoor eating and drinking under the sun! Let's be honest, there’s nothing quite like the first sip of a fresh pint of beer while relaxing on the chalet deck. Celebrate a successful day on the slopes with an Après ski right in the middle of the mountains!

4) Amazing Deals & Discounts

With ski and snowboard season winding down, ski shops in town are selling their winter stock at significantly reduced prices. If that doesn't excite you enough, just wait until you check out all the awesome ski and stay hotel package deals and Marmot Basin spring specials.

Pro Tip: Season Pass holders and Marmot Escape Card holders both receive 30% off Jasper Skytram tickets all season long, which means you'll pay only $31.50 + GST for the flight.

5) Less Clothing!

But please, still wear clothes. Time to ditch your heavy winter jacket for something more comfortable and lightweight. Take off some of those chunky layers, dig out the sunscreen and soak up some vitamin D! With all the festive events happening on the mountain, you can also be sure to see some colorful and inventive outfits on your way down the slopes.

Just because it’s technically no longer winter doesn’t mean you can’t strap on your boots, head up the mountain, and go out for an epic day of skiing or snowboarding. The combination of spring air with a fresh layer of powder on a blue bird day is what spring skiing at Marmot Basin is all about!

🏂 We’ll see you on the hill! 🎿

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