Skating Mildred Lake

The Fair­mont Jasper Park Lodge main­tains a skat­ing ovals in the win­ter. If you ever want to skate on frozen lake, this is one of the places to do so. Nat­u­ral cracks do form on lakes, so beware that it does not have a per­fect sur­face when skat­ing. They also clear hock­ey rink size areas for hock­ey.

Loop around lake Mildred
Loop around lake Mil­dred
Fairmont JPL decoration lake Mildred
Fair­mont JPL dec­o­ra­tion lake Mil­dred
Rest area Lake Mildred
Rest area Lake Mil­dred
Aided Skating on Lake Mildred
Aid­ed Skat­ing on Lake Mil­dred
Bench seating to put on skates on Lake Mildred
Bench seat­ing to put on skates on Lake Mil­dred

 


Access: Jasper Park Lodge Road

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Short walk

Dis­tance: 6km

Activ­i­ties: Skat­ing (win­ter)

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Chili Cook Off Results

An event­ful evening at the Activ­i­ty Cen­tre with the local culi­nary skills and cos­tumes. Moun­tain Park Lodges has been host­ing this event for over twen­ty years and is it’s always a great event to take in Jasper in Jan­u­ary. This year did not dis­ap­point, Explore Jasper even entered the event with the raft­ing crew from Jasper Raft­ing Adven­tures.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fair­mont Jasper Park Lodge — Peo­ples Choice Award

The chili was made fresh at the venue and was out­vot­ed by one to the Fair­mont Jasper Park Lodge’ chili from the peo­ples choice award!

Jasper Tourism
Jasper Tourism — Tak­ing in Num­ber 1 by the judges
Earls In The Rockies
Earls In The Rockies- Tak­ing in Num­ber 2 by the judges
Explore Jasper
Explore Jasper- Tak­ing in Num­ber 3 by the judges
Coco's Cafe
Coco’s Cafe  — Cos­tume awards
Jasper Events Management
Jasper Events Man­age­ment — Cos­tume awards
AFCA
AFCA — Cos­tume awards

More of the­se pho­tos can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/explorejasper FB

ACCOMMODATIONS

Jasper & Hin­ton

Jasper In January Packed Events Saturday 21st

Jen­nifer Heil Fam­i­ly Out­ing

Cost: $30/adults, $20/children + GST
Jan. 21, 2017

A Fam­i­ly Event with Olympian Jenn Heil! Enjoy ski­ing with Jenn Heil for half a day, where she will share tips and tricks on becom­ing a bet­ter skier. Over lunch, Jenn will chat about her career, how her par­ents con­tribut­ed to her suc­cess, over­com­ing per­son­al chal­lenges and the impor­tance of par­tic­i­pa­tion.
There are two half day ses­sions avail­able:
» Morn­ing ski with Jenn Heil, fol­lowed by a host­ed buf­fet lunch.
» Host­ed buf­fet Lunch, fol­lowed by an after­noon ski with Jenn Heil.

» Each ses­sion is lim­it­ed to 10 chil­dren aged between 6–14 years and their par­ents. Coach­ing will be pri­mar­i­ly focused on the chil­dren and is ained at Novice to Inter­me­di­ate skiers, on Green and Blue runs.

» Every­one must have a valid lift tick­et to par­tic­i­pate.

Avalanche Aware­ness Day

Cost: Free
Jan. 21, 2017, 10 a.m.

Avalanche edu­ca­tion includ­ing bea­con train­ing ses­sions, CARDA dog demon­stra­tions, Avalanche aware­ness talks and explo­sive demon­stra­tions.

Cold Fire Creek Dogsled­ding

Cost: $40
Jan. 21, 2017, 11 a.m.

Dog Sled in Jasper on Pyra­mid Lake! Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 14th we cel­e­brate the start of Jasper In Jan­u­ary. Cold Fire Creek Dogsled­ding will run tours from 11 AM — 3 PM on Jan­u­ary 14, 21 & 28 and are first come first served. Park­ing is only avail­able at Jasper Park Rid­ing Sta­bles. Shut­tle will run from the Sta­bles to Pyra­mid Lake and back and pay­ment can only be made by cash. Cost is $40 per per­son with Chil­dren under 5 rid­ing for FREE (must be accom­pa­nied by an adult). Rides are approx. 10 min­utes.
For more infor­ma­tion call Cold Fire Creek Dogsled­ding at 1–877-295‑8505 or vis­it: www.dogsleddinginjasper.com
See you on the lake!

Learn to Snow­shoe

Cost: Free
Jan. 21, 2017, 11 a.m.

Snow­shoe the val­ley bot­toms and shal­low slopes of Jasper Nation­al Park in Mar­mot Mead­ows Win­ter Hub. Join a park inter­preter for this “learn to hike”. We will cov­er all the basics from what a snow­shoe does, their cul­tur­al sig­nif­i­cance, how to walk with them, how to dress for win­ter weath­er, and how to look for ter­rain haz­ards. When you’ve learned all you can we’ll put it to the test with a snow­shoe race!
» Snow­shoes will be pro­vid­ed.

Jan­u­ary Brew Tour

Cost: $60
Jan. 21, 2017, noon

The Jasper in Jan­u­ary Brew Tour includes sam­pler, brew­ery tour with the Brew­mas­ter, sou­venir pint glass, Jasper Brew­ing Co. t-shirt, choice of burg­er or sand­wich off the menu. 18+
Come vis­it Jasper’s Nation­al Park Brew­ery. Six sig­na­ture beers brewed on-site, we use only the best: pre­mi­um hops and malts com­bined with our own cul­tured yeast strains. Our final ingre­di­ent is the pure, nat­u­ral moun­tain water sourced from the great Cana­di­an Rock­ies. Unlike most com­mer­cial brew­eries, we do noth­ing to our water but remove the chlo­rine added to it.
Space is lim­it­ed! To secure your spot email amanda@bearhillbrewing.com.

Cook­ing in the Back­coun­try

Cost: Free
Jan. 21, 2017, 1 p.m.

All you need to know about four sea­son back­coun­try cook­ing. Not only mod­ern cook­ing, but we’ll also get you involved with prepar­ing a meal over the fire. Learn some valu­able skills for your next win­ter out­ing! Feel free to bring your own treats to roast over the fire.
So here’s where the thirst for knowl­edge and learn­ing comes into play. Parks Canada Inter­preters will be at Mar­mot Mead­ows this win­ter offer­ing fun inter­pre­tive pro­grams for every­one to enjoy.
Join an inter­preter around the fire for sto­ries while try­ing your hand at new skills, like mak­ing a fire with flint and steel or cook­ing ban­nock on a stick. On some week­ends we will even have hot choco­late and S’mores!
Every week­end we will offer a wildlife cam­era safari where you will do a bit of hik­ing or snow­shoe­ing > depend­ing on the con­di­tions. Along the way you can prac­tice wildlife track­ing and learn how trail cam­eras are help­ing us bet­ter under­stand the park’s wildlife.
A tra­di­tion­al tipi will also be set up where Abo­rig­i­nal pro­grams and cul­tur­al teach­ings will occur in and around the tipi.

Pyra­mid Lake Sleigh Rides

Cost: $25
Jan. 21, 2017, 1 p.m.

Expe­ri­ence a 40 min­ute ride along the sun­ny shore of Pyra­mid Lake. Matched teams of hors­es, tuned bells, sleighs with com­fort­able seats and warm throw blan­kets make for a clas­sic win­ter expe­ri­ence.
Sleigh rides to Pyra­mid Island depart every hour on the hour from 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm from the dock. Book in advance at 780–883-0900.
*Chil­dren under 5 are free.

Mixol­o­gy 101

Cost: $35
Jan. 21, 2017, 1 p.m.

We’ll take you through the process of cre­at­ing three clas­sic cock­tails and show you the ropes.
» No expe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. Lim­it­ed space. 18+

Apres Ski — Mar­mot Bas­in

COST
Jan. 21, 2017, 2 p.m.

Relax with friends in Mar­mot Basin’s Cari­bou Lounge. Every Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day in Marmot’s Cari­bou Lounge, enjoy drink spe­cials and an after­noon snack between 2:00pm and 5:00pm each week­end. The full menu will be offered until 4:30pm, the bar will be open until 5:00pm and a com­pli­men­ta­ry shut­tle will be run­ning back to the park­ing lots as well as into Jasper at 5:15pm.

Wildlife Cam­era Safari

Cost: Free
Jan. 21, 2017, 3 p.m.

Observe the world of wildlife research in Jasper Nation­al Park. You will use some of the equip­ment the experts use, vis­it a wildlife cam­era site and learn how the­se tools help the park bet­ter under­stand the wildlife pop­u­la­tions.
So here’s where the thirst for knowl­edge and learn­ing comes into play. Parks Canada Inter­preters will be at Mar­mot Mead­ows this win­ter offer­ing fun inter­pre­tive pro­grams for every­one to enjoy.
Join an inter­preter around the fire for sto­ries while try­ing your hand at new skills, like mak­ing a fire with flint and steel or cook­ing ban­nock on a stick. On some week­ends we will even have hot choco­late and S’mores!
Every week­end we will offer a wildlife cam­era safari where you will do a bit of hik­ing or snow­shoe­ing > depend­ing on the con­di­tions. Along the way you can prac­tice wildlife track­ing and learn how trail cam­eras are help­ing us bet­ter under­stand the park’s wildlife.
A tra­di­tion­al tipi will also be set up where Abo­rig­i­nal pro­grams and cul­tur­al teach­ings will occur in and around the tipi.

Evenings at the Eagle

Cost: $70
Jan. 21, 2017, 4 p.m.

Enjoy din­ner and a night ski at Mar­mot Basin’s mid-mountain after the hill clos­es for the day. The night begins when the lifts stop run­ning at 4:00 PM. Meet at Eagle Chalet for a cash bar and light snacks. Din­ner is served at 5:00 PM and runs until 7:00 PM. The evening wraps up with a escort­ed ski down the hill to either the park­ing lot or Cari­bou Chalet to board the bus that will return par­tic­i­pants to their hotels in Jasper.
Din­ner Includes:
» Chef’s inspired soup
» 3 main options: beef, veg­e­tar­i­an, chicken/salmon
» Dessert with tea & cof­fee

» All par­tic­i­pants must have a valid lift tick­et on the day of the event in order to attend.

Food-A-Palooza

Cost: $15
Jan. 21, 2017, 5 p.m.

A culi­nary crawl fea­tur­ing small plates and bev­er­age pair­ings.
Par­tic­i­pat­ing restau­rants:
» Evil Dave’s Grill
» Jasper Brew­ing Co.
» C200
» Sea­sons or Sky­line Lounge
» Embers Steak­house
» The Pines Restau­rant
» Famoso
» Emer­ald Lounge
» The Inn Grill
» Olive Bistro & Lounge
» Syrahs of Jasper
» Fid­dle River
» Jasper Piz­za Place
» Papa George’s Restau­rant
» Cari­bou Grill, Mar­mot Bas­in

What’s on the Menu?

Jasper Brew­ing Co.
To Drink » 18 oz Jasper in Jan­u­ary Maple Bock 7.2% ABV, 25 IBU — A malty Ger­man style lager brewed with Sweet Cana­di­an Maple Syrup fea­tur­ing hints of caramel and bis­cuit.
To Eat » Maple Wort Beignets with icing sug­ar, and Frangeli­co hazel­nut whipped cream.

The Inn Grill
To Drink » Your Choice of AlleyKat Amber Ale or Scona Gold Lager.
To Eat » Car­oli­na Hot Wings and Hon­ey Jack BBQ Ribs served with coleslaw and french fries.

Famoso
To Drink » Pint of your choice.
To Eat » A small piz­za of your choice.

Jasper Piz­za Place
To Drink » Pint of Wood Buf­falo beer.
To Eat » Bruschet­ta.

Mar­mot Bas­in (Cari­bou Grill)
To Drink » A pint of Koka­nee.
To Eat » Choose between the Cari­bou Appy’s Plat­ter, Mini Nachos, 4 oz. dry ribs, Wings or Mini Duck Pou­tine.

Emer­ald Lounge (Fair­mont Jasper Park Lodge)
To Drink » Our craft made Hon­ey Bear lager — Jasper Hon­ey, Jasper water, Jasper Brew­ing.
To Eat » Braised Flank Steak Tacos (30 — Ancho chili and cit­rus spiced, refried beans, pico de gal­lo and avo­cado crema.To Eat » Braised Flank Steak Tacos (3) — Ancho chili and cit­rus spiced, refried beans, pico de gal­lo and avo­cado cre­ma.

Syrahs of Jasper
To Drink » A crisp local draft beer.
To Eat » Duck Drum­mettes — Con­fit style duck wings tossed with sweet and spicy sauce with blue cheese yogurt, roast­ed car­rots and cel­ery.

The Lob­stick Lodge
To Drink » Gehringer Dry Ries­ling.
To Eat » Shrimp & Avo­cado Tarts — avo­cado, grilled shrimp, chipotle glaze.

The Crim­son Jasper
To Drink » Errazur­iz Max Reser­va Caber­net Sauvi­gnon.
To Eat » Pulled Pork Spi­ral Rolls — pulled pork, caramelized onions, grilled apple, maple BBQ sauce.

The Mar­mot Lodge
To Drink » Sand­hill Viog­nier.
To Eat » Brie and Fig Phyl­lo Parcels.

Pyra­mid Lake Resort
To Drink » Yalum­ba Organ­ic Shi­raz.
To Eat » Brisket Slid­er — braised brisket, wild boar bacon, apple tree ched­dar, IPA Mayo.

Papa George’s
To Drink » Riga­marole Rose.
To Eat » Reef & Beef Trio — Chori­zo Slid­er with Chipotle Mayo and Smoked Ched­dar, Boursin Cheese Cros­tini with Fig Pre­serve & Pear Slices, Tuna Tor­tilla with Wasabi Cream & Avo­cado But­ter.

Hop­scotch & Wines Fes­ti­val

Cost: $39
Jan. 21, 2017, 6 p.m.

Join us for the annu­al Hop­scotch & Wines Fes­ti­val. The event kicks off at 6pm in Champs Sports Lounge and will be an evening of fine wines & spir­its, local and inter­na­tion­al­ly brewed beers with a selec­tion of deli­cious Tapas.
» Tick­ets are $39 and are avail­able online, at the Sawridge Jasper front desk or the Jasper Liquor Store.

Dark Sky Sto­ries

Cost: Free
Jan. 21, 2017, 7 p.m.

First Nations Dark Sky sto­ries are obser­va­tions that were shared through sto­ry and cer­e­mony; inter­link­ing the sky, the land, and the peo­ple with time­less under­stand­ings that fos­ter tra­di­tion­al val­ues, strengths, and wis­dom. This inter­ac­tive sto­ry telling pro­gram will take place inside our tipi with ban­nock and tea.
So here’s where the thirst for knowl­edge and learn­ing comes into play. Parks Canada Inter­preters will be at Mar­mot Mead­ows this win­ter offer­ing fun inter­pre­tive pro­grams for every­one to enjoy.
Join an inter­preter around the fire for sto­ries while try­ing your hand at new skills, like mak­ing a fire with flint and steel or cook­ing ban­nock on a stick. On some week­ends we will even have hot choco­late and S’mores!
Every week­end we will offer a wildlife cam­era safari where you will do a bit of hik­ing or snow­shoe­ing > depend­ing on the con­di­tions. Along the way you can prac­tice wildlife track­ing and learn how trail cam­eras are help­ing us bet­ter under­stand the park’s wildlife.
A tra­di­tion­al tipi will also be set up where Abo­rig­i­nal pro­grams and cul­tur­al teach­ings will occur in and around the tipi.

Live Music: The John­ny Mccuaig Band

Cost: $5
Jan. 21, 2017, 9 p.m.

The John­ny McCuaig Band is a Cana­di­an band. They draw on Canada’s rich, cul­tur­al mosaic to cre­ate an orig­i­nal mix of musi­cal gen­res that stands out in the crowd. We’re talk­ing a super fun blend of hard rock, pop, new wave, folk, and blues com­bined with their not-so-secret weapon: bag­pipes! 18+

Jasper in January 20

Apres Ski — Mar­mot Bas­in

COST
Jan. 20, 2017, 2 p.m.
Relax with friends in Mar­mot Basin’s Cari­bou Lounge. Every Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day in Marmot’s Cari­bou Lounge, enjoy drink spe­cials and an after­noon snack between 2:00pm and 5:00pm each week­end. The full menu will be offered until 4:30pm, the bar will be open until 5:00pm and a com­pli­men­ta­ry shut­tle will be run­ning back to the park­ing lots as well as into Jasper at 5:15pm.

Dark Sky Snow­shoe > Night Vision Edi­tion

Cost: Free
Jan. 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
Expe­ri­ence Jasper’s star rich dark skies or moon­l­it skies and learn all about some of the noc­tur­nal adap­ta­tions that help the ani­mals of the park see in the dark.
So here’s where the thirst for knowl­edge and learn­ing comes into play. Parks Canada Inter­preters will be at Mar­mot Mead­ows this win­ter offer­ing fun inter­pre­tive pro­grams for every­one to enjoy.
Join an inter­preter around the fire for sto­ries while try­ing your hand at new skills, like mak­ing a fire with flint and steel or cook­ing ban­nock on a stick. On some week­ends we will even have hot choco­late and S’mores!
Every week­end we will offer a wildlife cam­era safari where you will do a bit of hik­ing or snow­shoe­ing > depend­ing on the con­di­tions. Along the way you can prac­tice wildlife track­ing and learn how trail cam­eras are help­ing us bet­ter under­stand the park’s wildlife.
A tra­di­tion­al tipi will also be set up where Abo­rig­i­nal pro­grams and cul­tur­al teach­ings will occur in and around the tipi.

Wine in Win­ter

Cost: $35
Jan. 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
Indul­ge in Jasper’s mini food and wine fes­ti­val. A vast array of wine & hors d’oeuvres from around the world.
Advance tick­ets avail­able at the Crim­son Jasper. 18+

Live Music: The John­ny Mccuaig Band

Cost: $5
Jan. 20, 2017, 9 p.m.
Enjoy Cana­di­an John­ny McCuaig Band’s rich, cul­tur­al mosaic to cre­ate an orig­i­nal mix of musi­cal gen­res that stands out in the crowd. We’re talk­ing a super fun blend of hard rock, pop, new wave, folk, and blues com­bined with their not-so-secret weapon: bag­pipes! 18+

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