After a day of skiing, there’s a new way that you can explore Marmot Basin. Through winter, skiers can experience ‘Evenings at the Eagle’. The evening excursion features dinner with a set menu and a guided night ski down the mountain, perfect for exploring the hill in a new light.
Evenings at the Eagle begins when the lifts stop running at four o’clock. To kick off the evening, you meet at the Eagle Chalet. From there, it’s dinner, until seven o’clock, finishing the evening with a guided night ski down the hill, after dark.
The food great, with the perfect amount to fill you up, after a day on the hill, and with the ambiance, you’ll warm right up. The meal started with a belly-warming, split pea soup. Following it up, I chose the rib-eye, accompanied with roasted vegetables, with cheesecake for dessert.
Live entertainment and a cash bar made the two hour dinner go quickly, giving me the chance to mingle with other skiers. The ambiance of the Eagle was perfect for an apres-ski date, and ends the evening on a romantic note.
To finish up the evening, we readied ourselves for a guided night ski back down the mountain. The fifteen-minute descent down the hill was quick, but it didn’t feel too quickly. There were twenty of us skiing down the hill with headlamps, and extra light from the back, with the ski patrol. It was a completely different experience, skiing down the hill after dark – and adding to the sense of adventure was the fact that we were the only ones on the hill.
Skiing down as a group meant that you don’t have to be an expert on the hill. This adventure could have been easily undertaken by a beginner with just a few hours under their belt. I’ve been skiing a handful of times, and was easily able to navigate my way down the hill, with the group.
Evenings at the Eagle can be booked on January 21st, January 28th, February 19th, March 17th and April 15th. Get more details and purchase tickets at www.skimarmot.com. Spending a weekend in Jasper? Add Evenings at the Eagle to your itinerary, you won’t be disappointed.
We partnered with Tourism Jasper to experience a weekend of adventure fun during Jasper in January.