A remarkable drive to Marmot Basin with incredible views
Marmot Basin is a high mountain ski resort at an elevation of 1.989m (6,525ft) above the sea level, located in Alberta, Canada. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country. The majority of the climb is in the 5-7% range.
Located in the heart of Jasper National Park, the road to the resort is called Marmot Road. It’s mostly asphalted, but the last 1.5 km are on dirt, easily manageable on a passenger vehicle.
Amid the snow-capped Canadian Rockies, the drive is very scenic. Starting from the AB-93A road, the ascent is 13.5 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 828 meters. The average gradient is 6.13%. It's important to ensure your vehicle is equipped for all types of mountain weather.