Winter in Jasper #6 – Maligne Canyon

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are reading it on your phone, it is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READER. Maligne Canyon, located about 11 km NW of Jasper is a slot canyon measuring up to 50 m (160 feet) deep, created by the erosion of the MaligneContinue reading “Winter in Jasper #6 – Maligne Canyon”

Winter in Jasper #5 – Jasper Skytram and Whistlers Peak

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are reading it on your phone, it is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READER. This post does not actually fit the winter in Jasper theme, unless you count rising up to an elevation where there is snow during late spring and earlyContinue reading “Winter in Jasper #5 – Jasper Skytram and Whistlers Peak”

Winter in Jasper #4 – Getting There and Back

Our driving days to and from Jasper are usually focused more on driving than photographs, but when opportunities present themselves, we do stop for photos. The winter drive has improved over the 40 years we have been visiting. It has gone from the 5 hour white knuckle drives in blizzards in the dark on twoContinue reading “Winter in Jasper #4 – Getting There and Back”

Winter in Jasper #3 – Jasper Town

Jasper, Alberta in Jasper National Park is a small town nestled in a valley between the mountains near the West boundary of the province of Alberta. The population in the 1970s hovered around 3,000 and today is still only about 4,664. The population swells during both summer tourist and winter skiing seasons. Every January, theyContinue reading “Winter in Jasper #3 – Jasper Town”

Winter in Jasper #2 – Marmot Basin Ski Resort – (our home hill) – The last 20ish years

As I said in the last post, our new family Christmas tradition was a ski trip to Jasper. We would typically arrive on December 23 and ski Christmas Eve Day (and sometimes part of Christmas Day), before doing a bit of hiking on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Ahhh, but the skiing. With most saneContinue reading “Winter in Jasper #2 – Marmot Basin Ski Resort – (our home hill) – The last 20ish years”

Jasper in Winter #1 – Marmot Basin Ski Resort (our home hill) – the first 20…ish years

Following my Autumn in Jasper series, some readers said they were looking forward to some Winter in Jasper pix. I was not sure if they were serious or just being facetious. While we have not been to Jasper in the deep winter for awhile, We have been travelling there to ski since 1976, so thereContinue reading “Jasper in Winter #1 – Marmot Basin Ski Resort (our home hill) – the first 20…ish years”

Autumn 2020 – Part 54 – Stuck in a Rut – Jasper National Park

October 4, 2020. Oops. Just one last post……………….. The elk (wapiti) are in the rutting season in Jasper right now. Over the next few weeks, contests between mature bulls will reach a fever pitch as they attempt to win the hearts and minds of the female elk members and gather their harem. In the interim,Continue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 54 – Stuck in a Rut – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 53 – Sad to Leave – Jasper National Park

October 4, 2020 This guy is gonna finally stop milking this 7 day trip into something much bigger, you are all saying. Seriously, I hope you have all enjoyed these posts as much as we enjoyed our time in Jasper. Thanks for following along. Sad to Leave © Raindrops fall like tears. We are sadContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 53 – Sad to Leave – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 52 – One Last Look – Jasper National Park

October 4, 2020 Our week in the mountains over, it was now time to head for home. Before breakfast, I made one last visit down to the lake to take in the views. Rain was forecast and we could not believe the weather change from the previous day. We will miss this place, but hopeContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 52 – One Last Look – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 51 – Tough to Say Goodbye – Jasper National Park

October 3, 2020 By now, you know our ritual. After our long hike today, we were happy to sit and watch the show. Tough to Say Goodbye Final lake sunset at Patricia Resort. Tough to say goodbye.

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