Sept. 5 | Stage 4 | Town of Jasper to Marmot Basin Ski Area
00:00 - 00:00
- Event category
- 2015 Stage
SEPT. 5 | EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STAGE 4 | TOWN OF JASPER TO MARMOT BASIN SKI AREA
162.1 KM | 11:30 AM – 3:31 PM
Stage 4 is contested entirely within Jasper National Park. Beginning in the iconic mountain town of Jasper, the race includes a three lap circuit through the incredible Icefields Parkway and finishes with the event’s second mountain top finish of the 2015 route at one of Alberta’s premier winter destinations for skiing and snowboarding, Marmot Basin. The final climb is 12 kilometres long and finishes at more than 1 600 metres elevation, the highest in the event’s history.
Listen to Ryan Anderson of Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies and winner of the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Top Canadian Jersey at the 2013 & 2014 Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial talk about Stage 4.
STAGE 4: START & FINISH COMMUNITY: JASPER
Jasper is a rare place where taking the path less traveled rewards you with an authentic, eclectic experience. We’re not on the main road or the main route. The journey to is as exceptional as the destination.
Jasper National Park, covering 10,878 km (4,200 miles), is listed as one of only 15 UNESCO extraordinary sites in Canada. It’s shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, deep canyons and evergreen forest, all surrounded by towering, rugged mountain peaks are some of the reasons you will find it on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List–deemed by the World Heritage Committee to number among the most significant sights on earth.
In 2011 Jasper was designated the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve. In addition to celebrating this place’s daytime views, the unspoiled night sky is a wilderness astronomy to be shared.
Established in 1813, Jasper House was first a North West Company, and later Hudson’s Bay Company, fur trade post. Jasper National Park was established in 1907 and is 2,775,000 acres, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. The railway siding at the location of the future townsite of Jasper, was established in 1911 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and was originally named the Fitzhugh. The townsite was surveyed in 1913 and was renamed Jasper after the former fur trade post. In 1931 Jasper became accessible by road from Edmonton. In 1940, following a make work project for so many, the scenic Icefields Parkway opened, connecting Banff and Jasper.
TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS | September 5 | Town of Jasper to Marmot Basin
Race time: 11:30 AM – 3:31 PM
Road Closures between 6:00 am and 11:00 am downtown Jasper
– Connaught Dr. through Patricia St.
Road Closures between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Marmot Rd.
– Marmot Rd. will close to public and shuttles at 2:00 pm. It will reopen for shuttles and decent about 1 hour off of race.
Rolling Closures between 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm
– Rolling closures will occur as the cyclists perform 3 laps between Hwy 93 and Hwy 93A around Horse Shoe Lake. Traffic will go at the pace of the cyclists.
Jasper Community Partners
- Alpine Village
- Astoria Hotel
- Bear’s Paw Baker
- Becker’s Chalet
- Downstream Lounge
- Evil Daves Grill
- Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
- Jasper House Bungalows
- Jasper Liquor Store and Wine Cellar
- Jasper Pizza Place
- Kinder Morgan
- Marmot Basin
- Royal Lepage Summitview Realty
- Jasper Source For Sports
- Tea Leaf Boutique
- The Crossing Company
- Whitewater Rafting
- Wicked Cup
- Sun Dog Tours