Great freeriding mountain with excellent challenging runs on crowed free slopes. However, the resort is let down by the lack of slope side facilities, although what is on offer in Jasper is first class.
Marmot Basin doesn’t offer any slopeside accommodation or full local services other than the new Caribou Chalet at the base of the slopes. However, the town of Jasper is only 10 miles away and although it isn’t as big as its more famous cousin Banff, Jasper is less crowded and you shouldn’t have any problem finding good quality lodging at prices to suit all. There is a regular ski bus that runs all day stopping at many of the hotels en-route from Jasper to the slopes.
Eating options in Jasper are much the same as in any of Alberta's towns. If you want a slap up feast, then dine at the expensive Edith Cavell, or the Tonquin Rib Village where you can get a damn fine steak. If you like pizza, then visit Papa George’s or Jasper Pizza Place. If you are in need of a fast food fix there's also a Pizza Hut, McDonald's and KFC.
Accommodation in Jasper ranges from the usual selection of lodge-style hotels to B&B's or hostels which are widely spread out. Places like The Amethyst Lodge offer a selection of well equipped rooms with rates from C$75/night per room, while The Astoria, located in central Jasper, has winter rates from C$104/night per room. The Marmot Lodge, also centrally located, offers self catering style accommodation for groups or couples as well as having an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.
Night-life in Jasper is best described as very low key and a bit boring. Pete's Bar seems to be the in-place to check out, where you can mix with a lively crowd boozing and playing pool. The Whistle Stop is also a cool hang out with pool and on screen sports action. O’Shea's is a typical Irish pub, while the Atha-Bar is the place for live music and a dance