January 2012 - HI-Jasper
Looking for a post-holiday escape? Jasper offers the perfect laid-back mountain experience, with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. You'll find it hard not to 'unplug' and enjoy the serenity of the Rocky Mountains.
If you're into downhill skiing or snowboarding, Marmot Basin is just 20 minutes from the town of Jasper and has runs for all ability levels. For those who prefer a little pampering, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has a beautiful spa and the Miette Hot Springs are a short drive away. You can even take a walk through the spectacular natural ice sculptures in Maligne Canyon.
Not to be missed is Canada's premier winter festival, Jasper in January. Running from January 13-29, 2012, this event is sure to be fun for the entire family. Read more about the festival on our blog.
Perched on the side of Whistlers Mountain, HI-Jasper is the place to connect with nature and other like-minded adventure seekers. This charming mountain hostel has a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy fireplace, and a free shuttle to and from the Jasper townsite.