Marmot Basin is an alpine ski area located in Alberta's Jasper National Park.
Marmot Basin has 86 named runs on four mountain faces with 3,000 vertical feet of drop. The area has a lift capacity of close to 12,000 skiers per hour on seven lifts. With 30 percent novice, 30 percent intermediate, 20 percent advanced and 20 percent expert runs, Marmot Basin is well-balanced in the terrain it offers to skiers. The season runs from mid-November to early May. Partly because of its distance from major Canadian cities such as Edmonton and Calgary, Marmot Basin is generally not as crowded as other major ski resorts farther south in Alberta and British Columbia.
Marmot Basin has the longest high speed quad chair in the Canadian Rockies, the Canadian Rockies Express. The lift carries 2400 passengers per hour, has an 800 horse power top-drive engine and is about 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) long. The chairlift ride is approximately 7.5 minutes.
Marmot Basin is located twenty minutes south of the town of Jasper, which provides for the needs of over two million visitors a year. Jasper National Park offers Rocky Mountain vistas, hiking and trail riding tours, whitewater rafting, and other year-round attractions.
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