Winter Sports in Jasper National Park
With more than 300-km (186 mi) of trails, Jasper is one of the largest cross-country ski areas in Canada. There is a wide choice of groomed and natural trails for skiing and snowshoeing, and equipment and local guides can be arranged through local ski shops. Current cross-country ski information is available at the park visitor center. Pyramid Lake and Patricia Lake. This pair of pretty lakes has excellent groomed cross-country trails. Pyramid Lake Rd., Jasper National Park, AB, T0E 1E0.
Marmot Basin. Near Jasper, Marmot Basin has the longest high-speed quad chair in the Alberta Canadian Rockies. The resort inludes a wide mix of downhill skiing terrain (75 runs, nine lifts, and a terrain park with all the toys), and the slopes are a little less crowded than those around Banff, especially on weekdays. There are three day lodges, two of which are at mid-mountain. Discounted lift tickets are available during the Jasper in January winter festival. Hwy. 93A, Jasper National Park, AB, T0E 1E0. 780/852–3816 or 866/952–3816. www.skimarmot.com. C$82.50.
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