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Marmot Basin ski resort, Canada

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Nestled among the mountainous landscape of Canada’s Jasper National Park is a ski resort called Marmot Basin. Jasper, the town closest to this ski area may be reached from Calgary or Edmonton airport. About 225,000 people visit this vacation spot every year. Jasper National park is well known for its breathtaking landscape and diversity of nature including waterfalls, lakes, snowcapped peaks and other scenes of tranquil beauty.

Marmot Basin is situated on 1,675 acres of land which has now become a skier’s paradise due to its 3,000 vertical which enables all types and ages of visitors to enjoy exceptional skiing and snowboarding.

The terrain here offers something for everyone with its 86 marked trails and long, winding novice runs and steep high alpine bowls for the advanced skiers. Chutes and glade skiing through pine forests are also possible here. The trails are rated Beginners - 30%, Intermediate – 30%, Advanced - 20% and Expert – 20%.

The longest run is 5.6km (3.5 miles) and treed trails are in the lower area while the high alpine, open bowls and chutes are in the upper area. There are eight lifts in a combination of high speed Quad, one Quad chair, one Triple chair, two Double chairs, one T-bar and a magic carpet.

There are three mountain lodges in addition to the accommodations in Jasper. The snowfall is around 400cm (160 inches) per season.

Ski and snowboarding lessons are held frequently for people of all ages. Marmot Basin instructors are all professionally certified by Canadian as well as International Associations. Events in the area include the Dual Slalom, dog sledding demo, Lantern Tour, Piano quartet, Hockey games and Sledding tours.

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