Find discounted hotels in Jasper and cheap lift tickets at Marmot Basin ski resort from Jan 17th to Feb 2nd 2020 at the 31st 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 2020
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
Adult Day passes for Marmot Basin will be discounted during Jasper in January. Stay tuned for 2020 rates.
Jasper in January Events & Activities
The Jasper in January 2020 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. Here’s a sample of the highlights from 2019 which will be updated as the 2020 schedule becomes available:
January 11-13 2019
On the first weekend, to get the festival started, the Whistle Stop Pub is hosting a Kick Off Party from 8pm on Friday Jan 11th where there will be drink samples and appetizers on offer, with musician Sean Burns playing live from 9pm. The same night there will be a Speakeasy party at Jasper Inn from 7pm where you can relive the 1920s with jazz and cocktails. Also on Jan 11, Juno award winning band Sloan will be performing at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
On Saturday Jan 12th there is a whole host of activities taking place at Pyramid Lake, starting early at 8am with Frosty’s XC Endurance Race which will take riders on a scenic course up to Pyramid Bench, with different ability levels catered for. From 10am-4pm Pyramid Lake Sleigh Rides will be offering 40 minute tours to Pyramid Island for $25, and from 11am-3pm Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding will offer 10 minute dog sled tours for $40 per person, or $100 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under 8 yrs.
Also on Jan 12 you can learn how to ice climb with a 6hr lesson costing $185, or on Jan 12 & 13 learn how to sword fight with 20 hours of instruction costing $299. Later the same evening Sean Burns is back at the Whistle Stop Pub from 8pm, and Juno nominated Neil Harnet plays at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge also from 8pm.
On Sunday Jan 13th 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, plus there will be free Smores around a bonfire at mid mountain all day! From 10-11am at Whirlpool Winter Hub there is a free Pine Beetle Snowshoe tour, and at the same location from 3-4pm there is a free Wildlife Snowshoe tour where you can learn about protecting species at risk in Jasper National Park. Whirlpool Winter Hub is located 22km south of Jasper townsite on Highway 93A.
January 18-20 2019
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 17 to Sunday Jan 20 daily from 11am to 11pm (check times with individual restaurants). Participating restaurants will each offer a $15 small plate paired with a drink, allowing you to visit multiple restaurants for mid-morning snacks, lunch, dinner or late night munchies!
Our pick for the evening of Friday Jan 18th is the Wine in Winter evening at Chateau Jasper (7pm, $35), which is a wine tasting event featuring a wide selection of international wines plus appetizers and music. The same evening sees well known magician & comedian, Wes Barker live at the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion from 7pm.
On Saturday Jan 19th at Marmot Basin from 10am-4pm is a free Avalanche Awareness Day including beacon training and CARDA dog demonstrations. From 11am to 2pm on Jan 19 the Jasper Winter Pentathlon takes place in the middle of Pyramid Lake, where teams or solo athletes will compete in biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and running.
Free snowshoe tours return at Whirlpool Winter Hub on Jan 19th, with the Wildlife Tour from 10-11am and the Pine Beetle Tour from 2-3pm, both excellent ways to learn more about Jasper National Park. That evening sees the return of Whiskey, Wine & Hops, a beer, wine, spirits and tapas tasting night at the Sawridge Inn (6-9pm $60), and Festival of Galaxies is an opportunity to take advantage of the Jasper Dark Sky Preserve and view incredible celestial wonders through powerful telescopes, lead by Jasper Planetarium at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge ($65).
Sunday Jan 20 is another opportunity to take a sleigh ride on Pyramid Lake from 10am-4pm where 40 minute tours to Pyramid Island are available for $25, and Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding will offer 10 minute dog sled tours for $40 per person from 11am-3pm. To wind up the 2nd weekend of Jasper in January 2019 why not head to Evil Dave’s Grill for the Wine Pairing Dinner where for $99 you can sample a 3 course dinner inspired by the Canadian wilderness with wine pairings.
January 25-27 2019
On the final J in J weekend one of the highlights must be the ever popular Annual Chilli Cook Off taking place Friday evening Jan 25 at the Jasper Activity Centre from 6pm to 12am, where the $25 entry fee includes awesome food and an even better party!
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 Saturday 26th Jasper Brewing Co is offering a brewery tour at 12pm which includes sample beers, burger and cool souvenirs, costing $65. Also on Saturday, Marmot Basin will be hosting Retro Rail Jam where you can win prizes for tricks and retro attire – first round starts at 11.30am, 2nd round 1.15pm.
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. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Jasper in January, you are invited to wear your best ’80s ski gear for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card! This free event culminates in a Walk of Lights en route to the firework display at Centennial Park from 9-9.30pm.
On Sunday 27th Demo Days are back at Marmot Basin, while from 8.30am to 4pm you can try skiing or snowboarding for the first time for only $25 including lift ticket, lesson and rentals, courtesy of the Canadian Ski Council.
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.