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Marmot Basin

Marmot Basin

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

124

Rank in
Region

18

Rank in
State

3

This resort is often compared with:

Sunshine Village
Nakiska Ski Resort
Revelstoke
Best time for snow at
Marmot Basin
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Marmot Basin

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
1-2"
Night
1-2"
Monday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
1-2"
Night
1-2"
True Snow: 160" per year
Snow Quality Rank

124

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

200

Marmot Basin is ranked No. 200 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

6.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

63.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

200

Marmot Basin is ranked No. 200 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

124

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Marmot Basin

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
56
score
40.2
Snow Quality
rank
124
score
50.7
Overall
rank
124
score
51.2

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

3000 ft

8570 ft
Base Elevation: 5570 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Marmot Basin

Marmot Basin has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 160 inches snowfall, as consistent with Lake Louise in the same climate zone. Snow density in Alberta is as light as it gets. Powder on Marmot's Eagle Ridge and upper bowls can accumulate over several days of light snowfalls due to ample terrain and low skier density.

Accumulation and Preservation

Marmot's snowfall is likely consistent to get most terrain open by Christmas like the Banff areas. Nonetheless these areas are liberal about opening terrain on a thin base and the best skiing is usually in the mid and late season. Marmot is a high and cold mountain, which is a plus for preserving winter packed powder surfaces well into March. Melt/freeze conditions are likely on the predominant east exposures in spring.