|Ski Mont Orford|
|Vertical||589 m (1,932 ft)|
|Top elevation||850 m (2,790 ft)|
|Base elevation||261 m (856 ft)|
|Longest run||4 km (2 mi)|
|Lift system||1 gondola, 4 chairlifts,
4 magic carpet
Mount Orford (French: Mont Orford) is a mountain, ski resort and provincial park in the Eastern Townships region of the Canadian province of Quebec, Canada. It is a few minutes away from the town of Magog.
The ski resort consists of three summits: Mont Giroux, Mont Orford and Mont Alfred Desrochers, and four sides for skiing. It is the home mountain of Olympic medalist Nicolas Fontaine, and there is a glade named in his honour. The main summit, Orford, is served by a $6.5 million "Hybrid Chairlift" or Telemix. This was the first hybrid lifts in North America.
- Triple yurt summit lodge, unique in the province
- Base lodge with bar, cafeteria and rooftop terraces
- Summit Snack-Bar
- Mix of groomed cruising trails and challenging moguls/glades
- Ski shop, repair shop, and rental center
In 2006, the provincial government and then-Environment Minister Claude Béchard announced the increase of the size of Orford as a provincial park. In addition, they would have sold the ski resort and golf course to private interests. Inside the 80 hectares that were to be sold, developers planned to build condominiums, restaurants, boutiques and a hotel. The planned development was to be similar to Mont-Tremblant but on a lesser scale and several other projects had been planned previously. This was successfully opposed by several groups, including environmental. On May 7, 2007, new Environment Minister Line Beauchamp announced that the province will not sell Orford.