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Ski Mont Orford
Mont Orford July 2012.JPG
Location Orford, Quebec
Nearest city Magog
Coordinates 45°20′00″N 72°13′00″W / 45.33333°N 72.21667°W / 45.33333; -72.21667
Vertical 589 m (1,932 ft)
Top elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Base elevation 261 m (856 ft)
Runs 61 Total
33% Easy
26% Intermediate
41% Difficult
Longest run 4 km (2 mi)
Lift system 1 gondola, 4 chairlifts,
4 magic carpet
Website 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 10 km (6 mi) northwest of the centre of the city of Magog.

History

In 2006, the provincial government and then-Environment Minister Claude Béchard announced the increase of the size of Orford as a national park. In addition, they would have sold the ski resort and golf course to private interests. Inside the 80 hectares (200 acres) 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 would not sell Orford.

Recreation

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.

Other infrastructure on the mountain currently include:

  • Base lodge with bar, cafeteria, and rooftop terraces
  • Groomed cruising trails as well as moguls/glades
  • Ski shop, repair shop, and rental center

Former infrastructure :

  • Triple yurt summit lodge
  • Summit snack bar
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