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Mont Orford

Mont Orford Ski Resort Guide

Mont Orford, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift850m2,789ft
Resort Height310m1,017ft
 Nearest AirportsMontreal Trudeau and Burlington
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Mont Orford

A year-round multi-sports and leisure centre which in winter is based around Village Mont Orford which has high calibre ski-in accommodation options. The town of Magog (10 minutes drive) contains many more facilities.

Summary

The Canadian ski resort of Mont Orford is at an altitude of 310m1,017ft.

Mont Orford has direct access to 52 marked pistes, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Snowboarding

Mont Orford offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Mont Orford.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mont Orford?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm1in, expected on 1 March, with around 11cm4in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Mont Orford Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
15
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 8 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
13
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
18
Cross Country
Total Length
56km35 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
8

Altitudes

Mont Orford Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift850m2,789ft
Lowest Piste310m1,017ft
Resort Altitude (Mont Orford)310m1,017ft
Max Vertical540m1,772ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mont Orford
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Mont Orford Overview

Mont Orford is located in the beautiful Eastern Township region of Quebec, close to the US border. One of the first important ski areas in Canada, it evolved slowly until the mid 1980s where some major developments were completed. At that time the main face of the mountain changed completely, with a brand new side added.

Today only the Mt Alfred Desrochers sector remains quiet. In 2003 another major change occured when old double chairs on the main mountain were replaced by a new hybrid high speed lift to reach the summit from the base lodge in justt four and a half minutes. The lift, which includes alternating gondola cabins and six-seater chairs, is the first of its type in North America.

Skiing

The mountain offers something of interest for every level of skier. There is good terrain for

beginners with a magic carpet and another surface lift in the lower part of the slopes. There is some easy terrain on Mt Orford and on Mt Alfred Desrochers.

For intermediates there are nice runs on every side of the resort. A little trick is to ski on the east Giroux side, during the morning and to move on the main mountain after a few runs on Slalom or Sherbrooke.

Advanced skiers also have great trails, such as the steep Maxi, Magnum and Sherbrooke.

Less well known is the incredible extreme terrain on the upper part of Mt Orford and between the two sides of Mt Giroux. Those two zones feature some of the best terrain in Eastern North America with wild glades, classic New England trails and endless skiable lines.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Location and Map

Where is Mont Orford?

This ski resort is in Orford, Memphrémagog, Canada.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mont Orford is Montreal Trudeau, 105 minutes drive away.

Burlington airport is also within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 11,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 25 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Mont Orford open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mont Orford, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Mont Orford Tourist Office for the latest.

Mont Orford