JASPER IN JANUARY - "A CENTURY OF CHANGE"

EVENTS SCHEDULE - 2000

Friday, January 14

  • Coors Light Pub-Crawl: Make your way through some of Jasper’s hot spots to experience Jasper’s nightlife. Meet at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Snow sculptures. Transportation is provided.
  • Snow Sculpture Contest Judging: Snow sculptures are located on the grounds in front of the Parks Canada Information Centre and are on display throughout the festival.
  • Edith Cavell Returns: Written by Jeff Shea & Grace Kohn, performed by Grace Kohn. A moving portrayal of the heroic British nurse who was responsible for helping at least 400 men escape to safety during the first World War. 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Saturday, January 15

  • Demo Days: Try out the latest technology the ski and snowboard industry has to offer at Marmot Basin. Many manufacturers will be on hand with their gear to take for a test drive.
  • Grand Marnier Dual Slalom: Challenge your ski buddy to a dual, slalom that is on lower Dromedary at Marmot Basin. Lots of great prizes to be won.
  • Parade: The official kick-off to the two week festival the parade starts at 5:00 p.m. on Connaught Drive across from the Amethyst Lodge and winds its way through town.
  • Arts Jasper Presents: Dave Downing & Co. - "Astonishing Masters of the Magical Art" (Illusions & Comedy) begins at 7:00 pm at the Jasper Activity Centre. Tickets are $10.00/person.
  • Children's Pool Carnival: While the adults are enjoying the Arts Jasper presentation at the Activity Centre, let the children have a great time splashing around and playing games at the Jasper Aquatic Centre, 6:30 pm. $5.00 per child.
  • The David Thompson Story: Written and performed by Jeff Shea who has spent months researching his subject. Many of David Thompson's own journal entries have been integrated into this moving and intimate portrayal of one of the giants in the early exploration of Canada. 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Sunday, January 16

  • Mascot Challenge: Local mascots whoop it up and entertain the kids at Marmot Basin. The fun gets underway at 11:00 a.m. at the lower mountain in front of the Caribou Chalet.
  • Demo Days: Try out the latest technology the ski and snowboard industry has to offer at Marmot Basin. Many manufacturers will be on hand with their gear to take for a test drive.
  • Skating Party: Join Jasper the Bear for some skating fun at Pyramid Lake at 6:00 pm. Warm yourself with a cup of hot chocolate by a roaring bonfire. Everyone welcome!
  • Edith Cavell Returns: 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

 

Monday, January 17

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  • Wolf Howl: Join biologist Cleone Todgham on a wolf howl and learn about these elusive animals in their natural habitat, $7.00 per person. Meet at Pyramid Lake Resort at 7:00 pm to begin the evening and finish with hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting over an open fire.

Tuesday, January 18

  • Hospitality Challenge: Teams compete in crazy events testing their serving skills. The antics get underway at 1:00 p.m. in front of O’Shea’s at the Athabasca Hotel. Awards are held at 6:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Pie Throw: Take your best shot at a local "celebrity" to raise money for charity. Be there at 3:00 p.m. in front of O’Shea’s to catch the hilarity.

Wednesday, January 19

  • Mountain to Valley Relay Race: Relay teams of 5 athletes including downhill skiers, drivers, cyclists, cross-country skiers and runners race from mountain top to the valley bottom. To register please call the Jasper Inn at 852-4461. Cost is $100.00 for a team of five.
  • Spirits of Jasper: An evening for the connoisseurs of cognacs and cigars. So sit back and relax in the Fireside Lounge at the Marmot Lodge. $10.00/person.

Thursday, January 20

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  • Full Moon Hike: Join the Friends of Jasper National Park on a complimentary guided hike. The hike departs at 7:00 p.m. from Old Fort Point.
  • The David Thompson Story: 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Friday, January 21

  • Chili Cook-Off and Dance: Great chili, great fun, and great entertainment in this annual Mountain Park Lodges sponsored event. Held at the Amethyst Lodge at 6:00 p.m. admission is $10 and includes all the chili you can stomach and a buffet dinner.
  • Edith Cavell Returns: 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Saturday, January 22

  • Super Demo Days: Try out the latest technology the ski and snowboard industry has to offer at Marmot Basin. Many manufacturers will be on hand with their gear to take for a test drive at the lower mountain.
  • Ducks Unlimited Auction: 11th Annual Wine & Cheese Fundraiser with some innovative and unusual fund-raising techniques including snap raffles, silent and live auctions, and a ladies-only moose calling contest. Event begins at 6:30 pm at the Sawridge Hotel. Tickets are $10.00.
  • The David Thompson Story: 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Sunday, January 23

  • Omelette Cook-Off: Join John Berry from MIX 96 at Embers Restaurant, Marmot Lodge, from 7:30 am - 11:00 am for a great breakfast and a chance to a local charity. Omelettes are only $6.00!
  • Super Demo Days: Try out the latest technology the ski and snowboard industry has to offer at Marmot Basin. Many manufacturers will be on hand with their gear to take for a test drive at the lower mountain.
  • Family day: A day of fun for the whole family to enjoy at Marmot Basin including face painting, kids scavenger hunt and ski races.
  • Ice Rescue: Jasper National Park Wardens demonstrate a rescue in the Maligne Canyon. The rescue takes place at 1:30 p.m. at the Maligne Canyon’s first bridge.
  • Edith Cavell Returns: 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Monday, January 24

  • Kokanee Fun, Fat & Forty Dual Slalom: To qualify for this race you must be fun, fat or forty! Oodles and oodles of prizes and fun. Lunch is at 12:00 noon at the Caribou Chalet at Marmot Basin with the race starting at 1:15 pm. The Awards Reception will be held at the Athabasca Hotel starting at 5:00 pm. Contact the Charlton’s Chateau Jasper (852-5644) or Totem Ski Shop (852-3078) for entry forms or register, prior to 11:30 am, at Marmot Basin the day of the event. $30 per person includes your lunch, race and awards.

Tuesday, January 25

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  • Tea at the Top seniors event: For those whose skiing days are past, Marmot Basin offers seniors the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the Caribou Chalet with complimentary tea time. Buses leave Pine Grove Senior’s Centre at 12:45 p.m. and from the Bus Depot at 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 26

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Thursday, January 27

  • Taste of the Town: Samplings of Jasper’s finest Restaurants are featured for this evening of great cuisine at the Jasper Activity Centre sponsored by the Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives. The evening gets underway at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $3 per person.
  • The David Thompson Story: 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Friday, January 28

  • Children’s Movie: Sponsored by the Jasper Inn and the Chaba Theatre shown free of charge for children at 2:00 p.m.
  • Snow Pitch: Bundle up for this wacky event at 12:00 p.m. in Centennial Park baseball diamonds. Register your team with Becky at the Jasper Aquatic Centre, 852-3663.
  • Edith Cavell Returns: 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Saturday, January 29

  • Freewheel Boardercross: All ages and all abilities welcome! The fun begins at 11:00 am at Marmot Basin. Contact Freewheel Snowboards at 852-3898 for registration and more information. Lots of draw prizes to be won!
  • Dual Slalom: Challenge your ski buddy to a dual, slalom that is on lower Dromedary at Marmot Basin. Lots of great prizes to be won.
  • Avalanche Awareness: Join Marmot Basin ski patrol specialists as they describe the science of snow.
  • Coors Light Town Party: Come and dance the night away with "Captain Tractor"! The party begins at 9:00 pm at the Jasper Activity Centre. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available at participating hotels and at the door.
  • The David Thompson Story: 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Sunday, January 30

  • Grand Marnier Dual Slalom: Challenge your ski buddy to a dual, slalom that is, on lower Dromedary at Marmot Basin. Lots of great prizes to be won.
  • Wind-Up Skating Party: Starting at 3:00 p.m. at Mildred Lake at the Jasper Park Lodge. Skating, sleighrides, wiener roast, hot chocolate and shinny hockey are all a part of this final event of the festival.
  • Super Bowl Sunday: Pre game football related antics at Marmot Basin followed by the game and more festivities at the Athabasca Hotel commencing at 5:00 p.m.
  • Edith Cavell Returns: 8:00 pm at the Jasper Inn. Adults $14.00 and Youth $7.00.

Daily Activities

  • Skiing at Marmot Basin (Lift tickets only $29)
  • Cross-country skiing - anywhere in Jasper
  • Ice skating on Pyramid Lake, Lac Beauvert and Mildred Lake
  • Canyon Icewalks through the suspended, frozen waterfalls of Maligne Canyon
  • Sleigh rides at Pyramid Riding Stables and Jasper Park Lodge
  • Snowshoeing - walking in a winter wonderland…the old-fashioned way!
  • Wildlife Searches - take a tour with an interpretive guide
  • Ice climbing in Maligne Canyon…with a guide
  • Dogsledding - a fun winter adventure for everyone
  • Snowmobiling in nearby Hinton or Valemount (transportation provided)
  • Tobogganing
  • Swimming, indoors of course, at the Jasper Aquatic Centre
  • Movies - catch a show at the Chaba Theatre
  • Shopping
  • Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives - learn more about Jasper