The Marmot’s Revenge 2023 Canada Cup races are presented by Karpos and Pure Outdoors.
The events will be held at Marmot Basin (close to Jasper, AB) from March 31 to April 2, 2023. Expect exciting, challenging courses, a full weekend of skiing with friends.
Registration opens January 1, 2023 and the cap is 100 participants. There are incentives to sign up for all 3 races and early registration as well.
The best way to stay up to date on the latest race information is by registering early to ensure you’re on our email list and follow @MarmotsRevenge on IG and Twitter.
on Zone 4 here ( https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=30319 )
- Online registration opens January 1, 2023
- ACC members receive a $5 discount per race
- $30 total discount to enter all 3 races
- $10 discount/race for registration BEFORE MARCH 1
- Junior entries are highly subsidized
- Online registration will close midnight March 30
- $25 additional fee/event for onsite registration
- Box lunch included on Sunday, April 2
Dates: March 31 – April 2, 2023
Location: Marmot Basin, AB
Lodging: Jasper, AB (details below)
2023 Marmot’s Revenge Canada Cup Race Events:
- March 31, Friday afternoon (3:00 PM)
- Vertical race (total ascent 700m)
- April 1, Saturday afternoon (1:00-3:00 PM)
- Sprint Team Relays (2-person teams)
- April 2, Sunday morning (10AM)
- Individual short course (total ascent/descent 867m)
- Individual long course (total ascent/descent 1,450m)
Canada Cup Age Categories (age as of Dec 31, 2023)
- Junior: 16-19*
- Senior: 20-34
- Master: 35 +
*Juniors may race as Senior with prior approval from Skimo Canada
Course Route Info:
We’ve included maps of all courses below. We will be doing everything in our power to make this race happen as planned but the course will evolve over the next few months as we tweak logistics with Marmot Basin Ski Patrol. The final course will be announced prior to the race and via social media @MarmotsRevenge. Any race day changes will be noted at the MANDATORY racer meetings. COVID restrictions may apply.
The Vertical course will have the same elevation as in the past (+/-500m) and we will endevour to have a course that is as smooth as possible vs climbing through moguls! Stay tuned as we work with the mountain to gain access to the best terrain.
Sprint Team Relay
For the 2026 Olympics, the Mixed Team Relay event will be included. It’s a slightly longer course than a traditional Sprint event and still includes a skin section, bootpack, back to skin before a GS course back to the finish. It’s a 2-person team and we are encouraging people to put a Male/Female team together. If that’s not possible, then a 2-person team of the same gender will also be accepted. Each team member does 2 laps but takes turns doing 1 lap each with a hand off at the bottom of the GS course for a total of 4 laps for the team.
Individual Long Course
The Individual long course has 6 ascents and descents with three boot packs.
It is the same course as 2022 with the first ascent being extended by started at the lower lodge. Descents will be single & double black diamond runs and will tentatively include Cornice, Peak 2, Peak Run and Tres Hombres.
Individual Short Course
The Individual short course is unchanged and has three ascents and descents with one boot pack. The short course is designed for Juniors & Masters as well as Recreational skiers with Heavy Metal ski equipment, i.e. not race-specific skimo gear.
Same course as 2022. Descents will be blue, single & double black diamond runs and will tentatively include Solace, Peak Run and Kiefer’s Dream.
The Individual long course and Vertical will be one of the Canada Cup events allowing competitors to gain points towards their national ranking.
You must be prepared to ski these runs in any conditions (powder, windboard, moguls, ice). If you aren’t sure – get up there and ride the lifts to give them a try!
The course will use a conventional race marking system: green for ascent with skins, yellow for ascent on foot (bootpack), and red for descent without skins.
We will do OUR BEST to follow these routes. If avalanche conditions dictate a change of course, this will be communicated to athletes via email (based on registration), through our event social media channel @marmotsrevenge, and at the mandatory pre-race meetings. Please follow these resources during the lead-up to the race and don’t be surprised by any changes. We will be sending out updates whenever possible!
These courses will be challenging for all participants. However, the short courses are intended for Juniors, Masters, first time racers and skiers with Heavy Metal equipment.
Racers in both courses will experience very challenging skin tracks (on the ascents) that can be frustrating for beginner ski tourers. We do our best to set the track the day before however conditions can change quickly and this can affect how the track gets worked in.
The descents will range from open alpine bowls to moguls in steep chutes. If you cannot execute a turn in close proximity to obstacles OR are unable to sideslip around obstacles, this race is not for you. If you aren’t sure, go do a day of lift served skiing on Marmot and try out the descents!
We have set aside 12 rooms at the Maligne Lodge for the nights of March 30, March 31 & April 1, 2023.
- 5 rooms with 2 double beds at $149.00 + taxes per night
- 5 rooms with 2 queen beds at $159.00 + taxes per night
You can begin booking your rooms by using the directions below:
- Rooms are to be reserved on an individual basis, and can be done by calling the hotel reservations office at 1.800.661.9323
- You can book into any of the dates that we have set aside
- Please quote the group ID number 1123029 to access the room block and preferred rates
- Please note these rooms will be held until March 10, 2023
Race Course Maps:
Vert Course – Friday, March 31
Individual Short Course – Sunday, April 2
Individual Long Course – Sunday, April 2
Sprint Course Design