Our family usually loves Marmot Basin but I have to say it was very disappointing today. The load of snow in Edmonton and Marmot's advertising that they were opening the Upper Mountain today made us think of fresh untouched powder. Also, the fact that they jacked their prices up from $49 to $82 today, would lead one to think that their early season conditions were good enough to warrant the big jump in price. Do not be fooled - conditions are very poor with treetops and rocks everywhere. Most of the hill is actually closed. It was a joke that they opened the upper mountain - only Paradise and Basin Run are open at the top. Hwy16 is open if you want to completely gouge your skis. My 3 snowboarding boys were excited to go to the Eagle Ridge chair (which actually didn't open until about 11:30am) only to find that most of it was closed and the rest was so bad they lasted 2 runs. So my friends, while Marmot is a great place to venture when there is snow - $82 is a rip-off right now, they should not be charging full freight. We would have done better staying in Edmonton and skiing at Rabbit Hill!!
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