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JASPER WINTER TOURING / Alberta Marmot Basin Marmot Basin is the only ski area in Jasper National Park, which is an integral part of the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage Site. Virtually every location on the mountain is an inspirational viewpoint of breathtaking scenery. Marmot Basin offers 696 hectares (1,720 acres) of diverse, skiable terrain on five mountain faces for all ability levels from mid-November to early May. Nature delivers over 400 centimetres of dry, Rocky Mountain powder snow annually to Marmot Basin, which boasts the highest base elevation of any major ski area in Canada. Seven modern lifts ensure that skiers and snowboarders spend their day on the slopes, not in lift lines. Ski area amenities include three day-lodges with restaurants, ski/snowboard rentals, Snow School lessons, the Outer Limits retail shop and Little Rascals Nursery. The ski area is located 20 km south of the authentic, mountain town of Jasper. Winter visitors regularly see elk (wapiti), bighorn sheep, deer, coyotes, and more rarely, wolves, lynx, moose or possibly woodland caribou. A beautiful winter destination to create wonderful memories and enjoy the famous slopes of the Canadian Rockies. From $80 Winter Wildlife Discovery Tour Winter Experience Maligne Canyon Icewalk - Winter Join SunDog Tours on this daily Winter Wildlife Discovery Tour. The knowledgeable guides are trained to seek out all of the park’s most iconic creatures. Big and small, there are lots of animals to see in Jasper. Elk, deer, sheep, goats, coyotes, wolves and moose are just a sample of Jasper’s wild mountain fauna. Learn all about the ways these animals contribute to the rich diversity of the national park and how they survive the mountain winters. As you travel through the Athabasca Valley, you will see some of the park’s most beautiful scenery, so have your camera ready to capture some amazing photos of the highlights of your visit. One of Jasper’s most popular and impressive winter adventures, your Sundog tour guide will take you to the bottom of the Maligne Canyon - the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park. You will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves and incredible ice formations while learning about Jasper’s Maligne Valley, Karst topography and the mystery of the “disappearing” Medicine Lake. The Icewalk Tour covers approximately 3.5 kilometres (2.1 miles) and is mostly downhill. Participants are required to dress appropriately for the weather. Transportation is included, and pick-ups are available from all Jasper accommodations. From $69 From $69 Winter Experience Winter Experience Maligne Canyon, Alberta 116 ANDERSON VACATIONS