Jan. 19, 2017

Jasper in January: Appetites Weekend Itinerary

After a day of adventures and activities, take some time to refuel during Jasper in January’s Appetites Weekend.

Time to build up an appetite! With so many foodie-friendly events on the schedule, one may have a hard time choosing. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with an itinerary that will bring you on epic adventures to build up an appetite and then delicious culinary treats to satisfy your hunger!

Thursday, January 19:

Check into amazing wide selection of accommodations right here in Jasper! You really can’t go wrong, so take your pick from these great hotels and resorts

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6:00PM MOUNTAIN PARK LODGE’S CHILI COOK-OFF

Check out the Chili Cook-off at the Jasper Activity Centre! Watch as local teams face off not only with flavourfully charged chili, but with epic themed costumes and booths. 

Friday, January 20:

9:00AM SKI AT MARMOT BASIN

Hit the slopes at Marmot Basin and prepare for a day of fresh air and exhilaration. 

5:00PM FOOD-A-PALOOZA

Treat your palate and celebrate this culinary crawl featuring small plates and beverage pairings for only $15! Check here for participating restaurants and the menu’s available. 

7:00PM WINE IN WINTER

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After your day on the slopes, you’ve earned a glass of wine! Indulge in a vast array of wine & hors d’oeurves from around the world at Jasper’s mini food and wine festival - Wine in Winter!

Saturday, January 21

Jenn Heil Family Outing

Bring along the kids and sign them up for the Jenn Heil Family Outing. With two half day sessions to choose from, kids aged 6-14 have the opportunity to learn from the best. This Olympic Champion is ready to share her wisdom with eager young minds. Each session is limited to 10 children, so book now to save your spot! 

11:00AM LEARN TO SNOWSHOE

Get in on a real Canadian experience and Learn to Snowshoe with Parks Canada! They’ll cover the basics from what a snowshoe does, their cultural significance, how to walk with them, how to dress for winter weather, and how to look for terrain hazards (safety first!)

12:00AM COLD FIRE CREEK DOGSLEDDING

What better way to venture deep into the heard of the Canadian Rockies than behind a team of the cutest enthusiastic sled dogs. Join us on a dog sledding adventure with Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding around Pyramid Lake Resort. 

1:00PM MIXOLOGY 101

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Learn to mix up cocktails like a professional! Join this Mixology 101 class at Evil Dave’s and learn how to make three classic cocktails (and taste them too!) This class is a J in J crowd pleaser and books up fast so register asap for only $35.

4:00PM EVENINGS AT THE EAGLE

Pack in some extra time on the slopes at Evenings at the Eagle hosted by Marmot Basin! Running from 5:00PM – 7:00 PM, enjoy a delicious three course meal followed by an exciting chance to ski down the hill in the dark using headlamps to guide your way! 

6:00PM HOPSCOTCH & WINES

Stop by the annual Hopscotch & WinesFestival at Champs Sports Lounge for an evening of fine wines & spirits, local and internationally brewed beers with a selection of delicious tapas!

Sunday, January 22

9:00AM BREAKFAST AT COCO’S CAFÉ

Enjoy breakfast like a local at Coco’s Café, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available there’s something for everyone! 

12:00PM JASPER IN JANUARY BREWERY TOUR

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Come visit Jasper's National Park Brewery. Six signature beers brewed on-site, we use only the best: premium hops and malts combined with their own cultured yeast strains. Their final ingredient is the pure, natural mountain water sourced from the great Canadian Rockies. Unlike most commercial breweries, the brewmasters at Jasper Brewing Co. do nothing to the water but remove the chlorine added to it. Participating in the brewery tour means you not only get to see how these delicious drinks are made, but you’ll walk away with a souvenir pint class, a Jasper Brewing Co. t-shirt and enjoy your choice of a burger or sandwich off the menu!

3:00PM FAT BIKE

Work off lunch and try out the new winter craze, fat biking! Head over to Pyramid Lake Resort, or Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and rent a bike to enjoy the nearby trails!

6:00PM EVIL WINE DOWNER

Join Olympic champion Jennifer Heil for Evil Wine Downer and enjoy a spectacular three-course meal with wine pairings at Evil Dave’s Grill. Enjoy delicious food, fine wine and amazing company.

For more information on the Jasper in January appetites weekend, please visit: http://www.jasper.travel/january/events/?category=appetites

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