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Heliskiing Spring Fever Pictures from Blue River.
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MARMOT BASIN ON TRACK FOR ALL TIME SNOWFALL RECORD
Marmot Will Stay Open Until May 6th
March 14, 2012 Jasper, Alberta, Canada –It’s no secret that Marmot Basin has had more than its fair share of snow this season. In fact, the Jasper ski area has now received a whopping 502 cm (16.5 feet) of total snowfall for the season which is 25% more than its total annual average. Marmot Basin only needs to receive another 40 cm of snow to break the previous snowfall record of 542 cm set in the 1998/99 season. Over 90 cm of new snow has fallen in the past 10 days.
Here are how the number stack up:
YEAR TOTAL SNOWFALL TO MARCH 13 BASE (settled snowpack at mid-mountain)
2012 502 cm 170 cm
2011 362 cm 141 cm
2010 394 cm 150 cm
2009 250 cm 103 cm
1998 450 cm N/A
Not only has the abundant snowfall created ideal conditions for skiers and snowboarders, it has also ensured that Marmot Basin will have superb spring skiing conditions right through to May 6th. “We had planned on remaining open until May 6th as it was and now we are very confident that conditions will be perfect for late season skiers”, said Brian Rode, Marmot’s VP of Marketing & Sales. If your preference is finely groomed runs rather than knee deep powder Marmot’s got it all. “Our grooming crew is out every night packing down as many runs as they can so people can choose whether to play in the powder or cruise the machine groomed runs”, says Rode.
Marmot Basin will remain open until May 6 this season.
Our Latest tour to Powder King:
Mountain Madness Tours and a van load of Skydivers from local Edmonton drop zone Skydive Eden North, jumped into the Mountain Madness Tours van and made the journey to Powder King last weekend for some sweet pow.
With a 427cm base at the top of the mountain and a 282 cm base at the bottom of the mountain there was definitely no shortage of fluffy white stuff to shred during the weekend and everyone had a great time.
Sure it might be a bit of a drive but realistically it is no further away than other epic resorts such as Revelstoke. We will look after the driving for you so you can sit back relax, catch up with your friends and watch a ski movie or two to phsyc you up on the way there.
Powder king is open until the end of April so you still have plenty of time to see what all the fuss is about. Contact us today to organize a custom ski adventure to Powder King this season. We can accommodate groups from 9 -35 people.