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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Travel to Marmot Basin Ski Resort – Frequently Asked Questions

Visitors flock from near and far to Alberta’s Jasper National Park for exhilarating skiing & riding at Marmot Basin Ski Resort.

AM PM Limo has provided professional private transportation from Calgary International Airport to Jasper National Park since 2010. As a result, we have encountered some common questions that many travelers ask when planning their visit.

For our readers’ convenience, here are the top 5 most frequently asked questions, answered all in one place for easy reference.

Q: Is Marmot Basin only for skiing?

A: This popular ski resort also offers snowboarding, and lessons for all experience levels. Additionally, there are other activities to be enjoyed in Jasper National Park. These include riding the Jasper SkyTram, Hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, ice climbing, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, sightseeing and more.

Additionally, the town of Jasper is only a short 25-minute drive away, and offers many hotels, restaurants & resorts for visitors to enjoy as well.

Q: What is the terrain like at Marmot Basin Ski Resort?

A: Marmot Basin has the highest base elevation in the majestic Canadian Rockies. Marmot offers 1,675 acres of accessible natural terrain as well as 3000-foot vertical drop. Furthermore, there are multiple features to delight winter enthusiasts of all ages. For more information about the resort and terrain, visit the Marmot Basin website.

Q: How many runs does Marmot Basin have?

A: Marmot Basin has 91 named runs on 4 mountain faces. Winter enthusiasts enjoy 2 terrain parks with a wide variety of boxes, rails, jibs, jumps, groomers, trees, bumps, alpine bowls and chutes. The resort is serviced by 7 ski lifts, including 3 high-speed quads, for a total lift capacity of nearly 12,000 skiers.

Q: How long is the drive from Calgary to Jasper?

A: The driving time from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Marmot Basin Ski Resort in Jasper National Park is approximately 5 hours, heading northwest for a distance of 434 km.

Q: What is the best way to travel from Calgary Airport to Marmot Basin Ski Resort?

A: Private chauffeured transportation is by far the safest and most comfortable means of traveling from Calgary Airport to Marmot Basin.

With hired car, SUV, or mini-bus shuttle service, you’ll travel in luxury & privacy with no extra “ride share” stops. And you can expect a more well-maintained, immaculate vehicle than those offered with traditional airport shuttles or car rentals. Furthermore, private service runs according to your schedule, so you don’t have to worry about ‘catching a ride’ at the standard fixed shuttle times.

Most importantly: with private hired transportation you can ride with greater confidence that your driver will be experienced with a clean safety record. This is critical because harsh winter conditions on the way to Marmot Basin ski resort frequently cause closed highways or perils such as black ice or fallen objects.

For utmost safety and security, your driver should be someone who is intimately familiar with the area and weather conditions, and who has been specially trained for safe navigation of these roadways.

How to Book Ground Transportation from Calgary Airport to Marmot Basin Ski Resort

AM PM Limo provides expert chauffeurs as well as luxury transportation for travelers in Calgary and throughout Alberta. Our courteous, professional drivers are thoroughly trained for navigating the region’s roadways; in even the harshest of weather conditions. Our mission is to ensure that you reach your destination safely, on time and in complete comfort.

Here’s what you get with AM PM when you reserve your ride to / from Marmot Basin:

  • Reliable, first-rate transportation
  • Ample accommodations for large groups & ski equipment
  • We will wait and meet you if your flight is delayed
  • Short-notice bookings as needed
  • Courtesy airport meet & greet for arrivals
  • Accommodation for late arrivals / early departures according to your flight schedule, (most car rental companies close after midnight, leaving you stuck waiting overnight for car rentals if your flight arrives after hours)
  • Flexible reservation updates in case of extreme weather
  • Expert drivers with spot-free safety records and extensive background checks

Rates for transportation to/from Calgary & Marmot Basin Ski Resort, Jasper National Park

Cadillac XTS Sedan

Cadillac XTS Sedan 

Chauffeured luxury vehicle suited for smaller groups of 2-4 passengers.

$975

Cadillac Escalade ESV

Spacious yet elegant, and great for tours & excursions. Ideal for groups of 4-6 passengers.

$1,150

Chevrolet Mini-Bus Shuttle

Spacious interior, luggage space and ease of boarding/exiting the vehicle make this the ideal transportation for 10-13 passengers.

$1,150

GMC 5500 Shuttle Bus

Ample space for up to 24 passengers to ride in comfort, with extra luggage room at the rear and in overhead bins.

$1,500

Dodge Ram Truck Stretch Limousine

The first of its kind in Alberta! A Dodge Ram pick-up stretched to limousine proportions, with the half-ton rear-end enclosed for storage space. The roomy vehicle interior comfortably accommodates up to 16 passengers.

$1,549

Party Bus

The ultimate mode of transportation for groups of 18-30 passengers. Custom lighting effects, state-of-the-art sound system and plenty of room for moving around in the interior make this ride as extraordinary as the destination.

$2,200

If you have additional questions or would like to book your ride to/from Marmot Basin Ski Resort, call the helpful reservation specialists at AM PM. Of course we are available at any time of day or night at: 403.475.5555.

We look forward to helping make your Marmot Basin ski trip as exciting (and hassle-free) as it can be!