Pow Day at Marmot Basin

It has been awhile for Jasper to receive a dump of snow, it was only 14 CM, but well worth get­ting up ear­ly for fresh turns. Tem­per­a­ture was awe­some and this week­end is going to be more the same. 

Jerry on Party Slope
Jer­ry on Par­ty Slope

Get­ting a run in on the Knob. You had to get in a line up. Some loser was try­ing to butt in to the front of the line, and this line is full of locals, why be that guy? We are nice Cana­di­ans, but not on pow­der day!

Knob Chair line up
Knob Chair line up
Knob Chair
Knob Chair
Knob Chair
Knob Chair

Knob was def­i­nite­ly soft when you got your chance to descend, even soft when you bail in the snow. 

McCready's Choice
McCready’s Choice
Rider floating on pow
Rid­er float­ing on pow

So when you line up a shot at your sub­ject and some one pho­to bombs you, what do you do? On top of that, you find out they are pho­tog­ra­phers too, thanks, powderhounds.com guy!

sweet line
the sub­jects sweet line
Photo bombed
Pho­to bombed
powder hounds explorejasper.com
powderhounds.com explorejasper.com

All fun and smiles at #mar­mot­bas­in #pow­day.

Pow smile
Pow smile
Soft runs Jasper Ave
Soft runs Jasper Ave
Sandra  getting her first day
San­dra get­ting her first day

Look­ing for­ward to this week­end, is Eagles East going to open tomor­row?

Stay tuned.

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)

View Larg­er Map



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 — Cos­tume awards

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


Jasper & Hin­ton


Brief his­to­ry of the library

The Jasper Munic­i­pal Library occu­pies a build­ing, which was con­struct­ed in 1926 as the Jasper Sub/District Head­quar­ters of the Roy­al Cana­di­an Mount­ed Police. The library locat­ed to this build­ing in 1975 when the RCMP moved to a new larg­er and more mod­ern build­ing. The library has done exten­sive ren­o­va­tion to the inte­ri­or of the build­ing, but has tried to main­tain the charm and quaint­ness of the orig­i­nal build­ing.

Main Entrance
Main Entrance


Library mem­ber­ship costs $15 per per­son. Senior cit­i­zens and chil­dren up to the age of 18 years whose main res­i­dence is Jasper receive free mem­ber­ships.

Loan Peri­ods and Over­dues

The loan peri­od is three weeks, exclud­ing movies and peri­od­i­cals which are loaned one week. Fines accrue at 10 cents per day to a max­i­mum of $5 for print mate­ri­als and $1 per day to a max­i­mum of $10 for movies.

Com­mu­ni­ty Access Pro­gram

The Jasper Munic­i­pal Library is a Com­mu­ni­ty Access Pro­gram (CAP) site. The Com­mu­ni­ty Access Pro­gram is a gov­ern­ment of Canada ini­tia­tive, admin­is­tered by Indus­try Canada that aims to provide Cana­di­ans with afford­able pub­lic access to the Inter­net and skills they need to use it effec­tive­ly.

Municipal Civic Forum
Munic­i­pal Civic Forum

Library Pro­grams

Children’s Sto­ry time — runs Octo­ber through May.
Sat­ur­day at 1:30 pm

Please check with the library for infor­ma­tion on children’s French sto­ry time and Par­ent Link preschool sto­ry time.

Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram — July & August

Shut-in Ser­vice — For those unable to vis­it the library.

Inter­net tuto­ri­als — Avail­able by request. Ask staff for details.

Childrens Section
Chil­drens Sec­tion
Childrens Section
Chil­drens Sec­tion
upstairs section
upstairs sec­tion

Inter­net Access and Equip­ment

We have a total of six com­put­ers for inter­net.
Library mem­bers receive up to thir­ty min­utes free Inter­net access, or one hour of Wire­less access dai­ly (sub­ject to avail­abil­i­ty). Non mem­bers are charged $2.50 for thir­ty min­utes for inter­net access with our com­put­ers or $2.50 for one hour of wire­less use. (price might vary as of writ­ing)

The library also has one ded­i­cat­ed word proces­sor, a B&W laser print­er, col­or laser print­er, a scan­ner, DVD and cd burn­ers.

Oth­er equip­ment avail­able: a pho­to­copier, fax machine small lam­i­na­tor and a slide pro­jec­tor.

Internet Access
Inter­net Access
Comfortable reading area
Com­fort­able read­ing area

Online Library Cat­a­logue


The Jasper Library belongs to a con­sor­tium of four region­al library sys­tems with approx­i­mate­ly 1.5 mil­lion titles in a cen­tral data­base. Patrons use this site to place orders for titles and to check and renew titles they have out. Our staff will be hap­py to show you how to use this web­site.

Online Data­bas­es

The Jasper Library has access to thou­sands of mag­a­zine arti­cles and
ref­er­ence data­bas­es. Please ask staff for help in access­ing the­se.


The Alber­ta Library


Mem­bers of the Jasper Library may use their library card to bor­row books from any of the par­tic­i­pat­ing pub­lic and aca­d­e­mic libraries in Alber­ta online or in per­son.

Ask a ques­tion”

The Jasper Library par­tic­i­pates in this online ref­er­ence source, a
col­lab­o­ra­tive ref­er­ence site by Alberta’s Librar­i­ans to provide patrons answers to any ques­tion asked.


Jasper Munic­i­pal Library
Box 1170
Jasper, AB
T0E 1E0
Phone (780) 852‑3652
Fax (780) 852‑5841
E-mail: jasperlibrary@town.jasper.ab.ca

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