April 1, 2016

Why Jasper is the Best Place to Visit in the Spring

Nothing quite beats springtime in Jasper. Whether you’re into skiing, biking, hiking, rock climbing or ice climbing – you can count on Jasper’s excellent weather conditions for an endless amount of outdoor activities! Not to mention, the long lasting sunlight allows for full days of exhilarating exploration.

If you’re still hoping to take advantage of winter however, head down to Marmot Basin Ski Resort and get in some skiing or boarding before the end of the season. April is proving to be the ideal time to head to Marmot Basin with 11 cm of snow having fallen in just the last week. Nothing beats carving new trails on the wide open terrain under a blue bird spring sky! Don’t believe it? Here’s 5 Reasons Why You Should Hit the Slopes This Spring.

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Marmot Basin isn’t the only mountain offering winter activities! Reaching an elevation of 2,270 meters, the recently re-opened Jasper Skytram is offering snowshoe rentals for visitors who are looking for a unique seasonal experience. Breathe in some of that fresh spring air and enjoy the magnificent views on top of Whistlers Mountain.

Explorers who are planning a Jasper adventure before May 1st can plan to conquer two peaks in one visit. A flight ticket to the Jasper SkyTram or a lift ticket to Marmot Basin can get you a 20% discount off the other experience. Ski one mountain in the morning and snowshoe on top of another in the afternoon – now that’s a real Rockies experience!

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There are plenty of scenic hiking trails around Jasper that are perfect for the spring. Along with bringing proper footwear, don’t forget to bring along your camera or mobile phone. The melting rivers and lakes, in combination with all the appearing greenery will allow you to capture some epic photos that combine the wonder of winter with the approaching summer.

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If you’re looking for something more challenging, start running through Jasper’s trails to prepare yourself for the inaugural Jasper Half Marathon on April 16th! Lace up those running shoes and take on the challenge by entering the family fun run, 5KM, 10KM or 21.1KM races. 

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Don’t feel like being on your feet? Don’t fret! Grab your bike out of the garage, get it tuned up and start exploring Jasper on wheels! With plenty of biking trails to discover, Jasper’s got you covered.

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After a long day shredding the slopes or biking the backcountry, grab a hot beverage from one of Jasper’s delicious coffee shops and head down to a location a little further from town, like Pyramid Lake Island, to cozy up under a blanket and do some quality stargazing.  

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It’s time to prepare yourself for the beauty and excitement of spring in Jasper! With an abundance of awe-inspiring landscapes and an infinite amount of inter-seasonal activities, Jasper is undeniably the best place to be. Grab your sunglasses, but also your goggles – the mountains are waiting!


 


 


 


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