Find discounted hotels in Jasper and cheap lift tickets at Marmot Basin ski resort from Jan 11th to 28th 2018 at the 29th annual Jasper in January event. With cheap deals at many Jasper accommodations, there is no excuse not to come to Jasper and experience this fun family festival.
Jasper in January Festival 2018
Room Only from $89 per Night
Many Jasper accommodations are offering very attractive room only deals throughout Jasper in January, with rates at some properties as low as $89 per night at the time of writing.
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Great Rates at a Luxury Hotel
If you are looking for a special discounted rate at one of Jasper’s most desirable hotels, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has very attractive room rates during Jasper in January.
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Discounted Ski Passes
Day passes for Marmot Basin will cost $75 + GST during Jasper in January, which is more than 20% discount off normal rates.
Jasper in January Events & Activities
The Jasper in January 2018 schedule promises an exciting range of fun events taking place throughout the town, including street parties, fireworks, terrific food and wine, family fun, and lots of live music.
To give you a taste of what’s to come you can find the main events from last year’s festival below, which will be updated shortly:
On the first weekend, to get the festival started, the Whistle Stop Pub is hosting a Kick Off Party from 9pm on Friday Jan 13th and psychedelic band The Ramifications is playing the same night at the Atha-B Night Club also from 9pm.
On Saturday Jan 14th there is a whole host of activities taking place at Pyramid Lake, starting early at 8am with Frosty’s Fat Bike Endurance Race which will take riders on a 50km scenic course on Pyramid Bench. From 11am-3pm Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding will offer 10 minute dog sled tours for $40 per person, and from 1pm-4pm Pyramid Lake Sleigh Rides will be offering 40 minute tours to Pyramid Island for $25.
Also on Jan 14 you can learn how to snowshoe with a park interpreter at 11am at Marmot Meadows Winter Hub, and, for the more adventurous, learn how to winter camp at the same location at 1pm. From 7pm you can try snowshoeing under a moonlit sky at Marmot Meadows Winter Hub while learning about the Jasper National Park nocturnal wildlife. Later the same evening The Ramifications are back at the Atha-B Night Club from 9pm.
On Sunday Jan 15th from 9am-4pm Marmot Basin will be holding one of its Demo Days where you can test some of the latest skis free of charge. From 1pm at Marmot Meadows Winter Hub you can learn how to start a fire with basic materials and then cook bannock over the open flame. Rounding off the weekend, Devon Coyote will be performing his brand of roots, rock and blues at the Whistle Stop Pub from 9pm.
On Thursday evening Jan 19 the ever popular Annual Chilli Cook Off takes place at the Jasper Activity Centre from 6pm to 12am including awesome food and an even better party ($20).
The middle festival weekend is the perfect opportunity to try several of Jasper’s excellent restaurants in the Food-A-Palooza event taking place from Thursday Jan 19 to Sunday Jan 22 daily from 5pm. Participating restaurants will each offer a $15 small plate paired with a drink, allowing you to visit multiple restaurants each dinnertime!
Our pick for the evening of Friday Jan 20th is the Wine in Winter evening at Ember’s Steakhouse at Marmot Lodge (7pm-10pm, $35), which is a wine tasting event featuring a wide selection of international wines plus appetizers. The same evening sees The Johnny McCuaig Band live at the AthaB night club from 9pm.
On Saturday Jan 21st the Jennifer Heil Family Outing is a unique opportunity to ski with and get tips from Olympian Jenn Heil at Marmot Basin, as well as hearing experiences from her career over lunch ($30 adults, $20 children, limited spaces!). Also at Marmot Basin from 10am-4pm is a free Avalanche Awareness Day including beacon training and CARDA dog demonstrations.
At 1pm on Jan 20 take part in the free session Cooking in the Backcountry, including cooking over an open fire, led by Parks Canada interpreters at Marmot Meadows Winter Hub. That evening sees the return of Hopscotch & Wines beer, wine, spirits and tapas tasting night at the Sawridge Inn (6-9pm $39).
At 11am on Sunday Jan 22 Wildlife Winter Adaptations is a free Parks Canada interpretive session at Marmot Meadows Winter Hub about how the animals of the National Park adapt to winter. To wind up the 2nd weekend of Jasper in January 2017 why not join the Evil Wine Downer with Jenn Heil where for $99 you can dine with the Olympic champion at Evil Dave’s Grill, including a 3 course set menu with wine pairings.
On the final J in J weekend there are 2 weekend long activities on offer at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The Men’s Pond Hockey Tournament will comprise 20 teams competing in 4 on 4 games on scenic Lake Mildred, and the Lole Wellness Weekend features yoga and exercise classes. Packages for both of these events including accommodations are available.
On both Friday and Saturday from 9pm you have the chance to see electronic rock band Siiines play at the Atha-B Nightclub.
On Saturday 28th Jasper Brewing Co is offering brewery tours from 12pm-2pm which include samples and cool souvenirs, costing $60. At 3pm at Marmot Meadows Winter Hub you can take part in a wildlife camera safari, and on both Sat and Sun the National Masters World Cup featuring both GS and slalom ski races, takes place at Marmot Basin.
Saturday evening is the Atco Street Party from 6-9pm in downtown Jasper where the fun will include live music, food vendors, an Ice Bar, street performers, as well as offers from many Jasper businesses. This free event culminates in a Walk of Lights en route to the firework display at Centennial Park from 9-10pm.
On Sunday 29th Demo Days are back at Marmot Basin, while at 11am at Marmot Meadows Winter Hub there is a free session on wildlife photography while learning about the winter adaptation of Jasper’s native animals.
Above is just a brief selection of the events taking place during Jasper in January. To view the full schedule on the Jasper Tourism website, click here.
To find a Jasper hotel during the festival, visit JasperHotels.com.
*The hotel rates shown above are subject to applicable taxes, subject to availability and subject to change without notice, and are generally based on double occupancy.