Jasper
Prices from
£1445
(Peak Season)

Jasper

Jasper

Marmot Basin, located in the breathtaking landscape of Jasper National Park, covers an incredible 1,675 acres of superb skiing and is only 30 minutes from the friendly town of Jasper, where locals go the extra mile to welcome their guests.

Soon after arriving in Canada, students will be greeted by one of the most scenic drives in the world through the awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway on their way to Jasper from the airport. But the beauty simply doesn’t stop there; the ski resort of Marmot Basin is nestled within Jasper National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Rocky Mountain National Park in Canada.

In the last decade, Jasper has benefitted from new developments and infrastructure. In 2009, the longest high-speed quad chairlift in the Canadian Rockies opened, allowing visitors to get straight to the top of the mountain more quickly than ever before, and two more brand new chairlifts were added in 2011, making the whole mountain hugely accessible.

Reassuringly safe, you’ll experience more than just skiing here with a choice of educational add-ons which explore local wildlife and mountain safety. This resort benefits from uncrowded trails and virtually no lift queues, while the après options are astounding – enjoy ice-skating, curling, stargazing at the world’s 2nd largest dark-sky preserve, dog sledding in Valemount, an excursion to Athabaska Falls or a trip to the Maligne Ice Canyon.

 

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Mix Education with Skiing

Take advantage of the Marmot Learning Centre – a ski-in, ski-out classroom which your group can use on lunchbreaks to learn about avalanche awareness, wildlife species at risk, emergency situations and learning about career pathways into winter sports, all completely free of charge.

More advanced skiers can enrol on a 3-day CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance) Course, which is a recognised qualification across UK snowdomes and dry slopes, the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

In addition, if you’ve got a group of students studying GCSE or A-Level Physical Education and Sport, Marmot Basin Snow Sports offers the unique opportunity to run GCSE and A-Level Assessments for free.

Budding geographers can learn more about species at risk and conservation schemes on a Discover Wildlife tour, which allow students to find out more about some of Jasper’s wildlife in their natural habitat, including Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Grizzly Bears and Mule Deer.

Skiing Facts

Ski as a group through Jasper National Park and take in the jaw dropping scenery on the four mountain faces as the high-speed lifts whisk you around the resort. In the last decade new developments and investments have been made making the whole mountain hugely accessible.

All abilities will thrive here exploring the varied terrain of glade-skiing and open bowls. Beginners have plenty of easy slopes to play with and improvers can look forward to honing their skills on the wide blues. Intermediates can travel for miles, while the experts will test themselves on steeps and deeps.

Snowboarders are also well catered for, with their very own free-ride park, offering table tops, rails and a quarter-pipe, not to mention all the back bowls available with plenty of powder snow!

  • Direction of slopes North
  • Resort Height 1698m / 5571ft
  • Acres of terrain 1675 acres / 6.78 km²
  • No of trails 86
  • Longest trail 3.5 miles / 5.6 km
  • No of lifts 7
  • Photo needed No
  • Highest lift 2612m / 8570ft
  • Snow-making Natural Snowfall
  • Average snowfall 160 inches / 404 cm
  • Destination airport Edmonton or Calgary
  • Flights times Approx 11 hours
  • Transfer times 3.5 hours from Edmonton, 4 hours from Calgary
  • Medical facilities Medical facilities in resort, hospital in Jasper (14 miles)
  • Children's facilities Kindergarten and crèche (19 months – 6 yrs)




Accommodation

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge 3 star

  • Excellent facilities
  • Fantastic accommodation

The Lobstick Lodge is a pleasant and attractive hotel, set in a quiet location.

Location: 35 minutes by coach from the ski area and a 15-20 minute walk into the town centre and amenities.

Facilities: An indoor swimming pool with two hot tubs, as well as a further three hot tubs outside on the decked patio area.

Accommodation: The comfortable ‘Skyline’ lounge also boasts a large fireplace and rooms are large with two queen beds, en-suite facilities, mini fridges, telephones and cable TV.

Meals: Hot breakfast and evening meals are taken in the hotel restaurant.

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Crimson Jasper

The Crimson 3 star

  • Spacious rooms
  • Great location

The Crimson Jasper is a great choice for school groups at the edge of the downtown area.

Capacity: 99 rooms

Location: The Crimson hotel is ideally situated at the edge of downtown Jasper, an excellent vantage point from which to experience the town.

Facilities: Facilities include indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness centre, plus meeting room facilities.

Accommodation: Rooms are spacious and have 2 double beds between 4 pupils. All are en-suite with safes, fridges and microwaves.

Meals: Meals are on a half board basis with hot breakfast and are served at the in-house C200 Restaurant and Bar.

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Chateau Jasper

Chateau Jasper 3 star

  • High standard rooms
  • Great facilities

Chateau Jasper is a very comfortable accommodation at the edge of the downtown area.

Capacity: 119 rooms

Location: Chateau Jasper is situated next door to the Lobstick Lodge.

Facilities: Facilities include a wellness spa, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and hot tub.

Accommodation: Rooms have 2 double beds between 4 pupils. All are en-suite with microwaves, mini fridges, in-room safes and Wi-Fi.

Meals: Meals are on a half board basis including hot breakfast which is served in the on-site Silverwater Grill and Lounge.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Ice-skating
  • Curling
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Lake visit to Maligne
  • Ice Canyon walk


Equity Ski USA/ Canada Price Package:

  • Return travel by Air
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Includes half-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, ski boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive insurance, and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski USA/ Canada package details:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air (coach to airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Resort / City Stopover* Inclusions...

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service

*City Stopovers themselves are optional and at a supplement

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Some resorts provide 4½ or 5 hours tuition per day as standard)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Lunch
  • Evening entertainments
  • ESTA or visa – please note that all visitors to USA/Canada require this

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The customer service at Marmot Basin is unparalleled and the staff actively promote educational add-ons. These include sessions on the National Park and its tremendous geographical features and wildlife habitats as well as on-slope tutorials about avalanche awareness.

 

 

 

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