|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
|Web site||Official website|
Mount Orford (French: Mont Orford) is a mountain and ski resort located in the Mont-Orford National Park in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, Canada. It is a few minutes away from the town of Magog.
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.
The ski resort consists of three summits: Mont Giroux, Mont Orford, and Mont Alfred Desrochers. It is the home mountain of Olympic medalist Nicolas Fontaine, for whom there is a track named in his honour. The main summit, Orford, is served by a $6.5 million hybrid lift.
Other infrastructure on the mountain include:
- Triple yurt summit lodge
- Base lodge with bar, cafeteria, and rooftop terraces
- Summit snack bar
- Groomed cruising trails as well as moguls/glades
- Ski shop, repair shop, and rental center