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Marmot Basin is an alpine ski area located in Alberta's Jasper National Park. It has offered a broad variety of basin and glade skiing since it first served enthusiasts in 1961 with a single rope tow driven by a truck engine. Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th)  - Land 642,317 km²  - Water 19,531 km² (2. ... Maligne River near Jasper. ... Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


As of 2005, Marmot Basin operates 84 named runs on 3000 vertical feet of drop, and has a lift capacity of close to 12000 skiers per hour on nine lifts. With 30 percent novice runs, 30 percent intermediate runs, and 40 percent expert runs, Marmot Basin is well-balanced in the terrain it offers to skiiers.


Marmot Basin is located twenty minutes south of the town of Jasper, which provides for the needs of some three million visitors a year. Jasper National Park offers Rocky Mountain vistas, hiking and trail riding tours, whitewater rafting, and other year-round attractions. Jasper is a town within Jasper National Park in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... Beautiful natural scenes are common hiking destinations Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Trail riding is riding on trails as opposed to riding on roads or courses. ... Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other body of water. ...


External links

  • SkiMarmot (http://www.skimarmot.com)
  • Jasper National Park (http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/jasper/index_e.asp)
  • Visit Jasper (http://www.visit-jasper.com)

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Marmot Basin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (170 words)
Marmot Basin is an alpine ski area located in Alberta's Jasper National Park.
As of 2005, Marmot Basin operates 84 named runs on 3000 vertical feet of drop, and has a lift capacity of close to 12000 skiers per hour on nine lifts.
Marmot Basin is located twenty minutes south of the town of Jasper, which provides for the needs of some three million visitors a year.
Marmot Basin ski area (271 words)
Marmot Basin has an average ratio of expert and advanced runs, and an average ratio of intermediate and beginner runs.
Marmot Basin is an average size ski mountain with an average elevation drop when you compare it to other resorts in the region.
Marmot Basin is a great mountain with lots of different runs, it wonÂ’t leave anyone bored.
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