Marmot Basin

Marmot Basin is an amazing ski resort, and a great place to spend your working holiday in Canada.
Located in the rugged landscape of Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, just 20 minutes from the town of Jasper, it is known for its un-crowded, unhurried and laidback feel that keeps skiers and boarders returning year after year. If you are looking for a working holiday in a breathtakingly beautiful, world class, laid back resort, look no further than Marmot Basin!
Whether you are an expert skier/snowboarder or just learning, Marmot Basin has terrain for you. Marmot Basin has 86 runs with trees, bumps, alpine bowls and chutes. Not to mention the amazing terrain park that has all the tables, rails, wall rides and jumps you’ve ever dreamed of! The trails are stretched over 1675 acres and 4 mountain faces.
After an exhilarating day on the slopes you can hang out and live in the town of Jasper. With a permanent population of 4,500 people, Jasper has managed to preserve the small town feeling while offering amenities you’d expect from a world class winter resort.

If you’ve ever dreamt of working in a National Park in Canada where the wildlife is abundant and the lifestyle is laidback, Marmot Basin is for you.

Fast Facts

  • Season: Typically Late October/Early November – Late May
  • Terrain: 86 trails, 1675 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain. 30% Novice, 30% Intermediate, 20% Advanced and 20% Expert; evenly split on upper and lower mountain. Longest run – 5.6 km (3.5 miles).
  • Snowfall: Average of 400cm (160) per season
  • Province: Alberta
  • Accommodation: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Interview location: Auckland

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Staff Accommodation

Marmot Basin provides staff accommodation for all staff if you would like to take up this option.

  • The accommodation is on a share basis with 2 people per unit, or in a rental house 2 people per bedroom.
  • The majority of the Marmot Basin staff housing has 2 beds, 2 dressers, a kitchen table and 2 chairs.
  • The basic cost is $12.50/person/day with a damage deposit of $150.00/person
  • Other rates may apply depending on type of accommodation. Payment will be from payroll deduction.

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Jobs at Marmot Basin

Pay rates at Marmot Basin begin at CA$12.20/hour.

Types of jobs available at Marmot Basin:

  • Cook
  • Food Service Associate
  • Lift Operator
  • Nursery Attendant
  • Rental Technician
  • Repair Technician
  • Retail Shop Sales Clerk
  • Server/Bartender/Cashier
  • Ski Patrol
  • Ski/Snowboard Instructors
  • Snowmaker
  • Ticket Control Scanner
  • Transportation (Parking)

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Perks of working at Marmot Basin

Staff benefits for Marmot Basin emloyees include:

  • Season pass including reciprocal lift pass agreements with other resorts
  • Ride breaks – depending on role at resort
  • Complimentary staff bus transportation
  • One 50% off lift pass per month for friends and family
  • 50% off food & 30% off retail items
  • Organised staff functions throughout the season
  • Stores in Jasper offer discount to Marmot Basin staff

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