Mont Orford, Eastern Townships, QC

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Mont Orford in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The ski area is located near the beautiful city of Magog, Quebec and within the boundaries of the Parc du Mont-Orford. This area is spread over 57 square kilometres and provides access to […]

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Mont Orford in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The ski area is located near the beautiful city of Magog, Quebec and within the boundaries of the Parc du Mont-Orford. This area is spread over 57 square kilometres and provides access to year-round recreation allowing everyone to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The Magog region was founded in 1776, by Ralph Merry, who settled west of Lake Memphremagog in an area that soon became the heart of the settlement. The word Memphremagog means a large body of water, and in 1855 the area was formally named Magog after the lake. Magog was once a region that was a huge contributor to the textile industry; today tourism is a major supporter of the local economy. The Mont Orford ski area was a venture created by the Quebec Provincial Government to bring winter recreation to the area. It opened to the public in 1938 with limited trails and lift services. Mont Orford Ski Area has grown from those early days into a family-friendly ski facility, which operates one of the few Hybrid Gondola systems (high-speed six-passenger chairs and 8 passenger gondola cabins on the same lift system) in the East. It also provides skiing and snowboarding on three peaks, Mont Giroux, Mont Alfred-Desrochers and Mont Orford. Mont Orford has several distinctions, which set it apart from others in the region. It is the oldest ski area in the Eastern Townships, and with a summit of 2800ft/853m Mont Orford is the highest lift-serviced peak in the area.

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On the Slopes

  • Mont Orford offers a great mix of beginner and intermediate trails for those looking to gain more confidence before venturing on to the over 40% of advanced trails available on the mountain. Every member of the family can enjoy the four hillsides that are spread out over the three peaks. And for those who are looking for a challenge, Mont Giroux has one of its two sides almost entirely dedicated to advanced terrain.
  • At the Mont Orford terrain park, you will discover two lines located at the bottom of the Magog Run. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy jib features and jumps designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain park enthusiast. New to the terrain experience, the junior park located at the bottom of the Connection Trail will help you gain confidence and have fun while doing so.
  • The Mont Orford Snow School and its dedicated team of instructors have lessons and programs suited for every member of the family. The Mini Pucs group lessons, for children ages 3-5 are a great way for children to advance their skills on the slopes. There are also various adult programs to help with skill development that are offered in group or private lesson formats. Mont Orford Camps for children ages 3+ are offered during the holiday season and school breaks allowing children the chance to learn to ski or snowboard while experiencing the outdoors.
  • The trails at Mont Orford offer you a great experience, but when you are in need of a well- deserved break, the Bistro, Cafeteria and the always-popular Slalom Pub serve up all your favourites. The Ski Velo Boutique located in the secondary chalet is a great place to stop and browse for gloves, goggles, clothing, souvenirs and much more.

Off the Slopes

  • Throughout the Magog and Eastern Townships area, there is a great selection of lodging for every taste and budget, ranging from hotels, motels, condominiums, cabins and B&B’s, all of which are located close to mountain activities. Also, there are many dining options to choose from ranging from bistros for a special evening out to family-friendly restaurants that serve all the items that children enjoy. Shopping is available at the usual retail stores all the way to antique and craft shops, art galleries and sporting goods stores.
  • The dedicated staff at the Mont Orford daycare centre are available to care for children ages 2-6. They provide the little ones with a day filled with crafts, games and stories, leaving you time to enjoy the slopes.
  • A day away from the slopes can be a fun-filled experience as there are many activities available in the Parc du Mont Orford and the surrounding area of Magog. There is over 40km/25mi of cross-country trails with warming huts along the way, plus 10km/6mi of snowshoe trails and winter hiking. Also, you’ll find snowmobiling an always-popular way to enjoy the outdoors of Quebec.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1933 ft / 589 m

Base Elevation:
867 ft / 264 m

Summit Elevation:
2800 ft / 853 m

Skiable Area:
246 acres

Average Snowfall:
187 in / 475 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 61

Beginner: 20 (33%)

Intermediate: 16 (26%)

Advanced: 8 (13%)

Expert: 17 (28%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Montreal QC , 85mi / 136km

Nearest Major City:
Sherbrooke QC, 24mi / 39km

Nearest Town/City:
Magog QC, 6mi / 10km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-866-673-6731

Direct Phone: 819-843-6548

Snow Phone: 819-843-6548

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 7 to Apr 8

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
8:30am to 4:00pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 8

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 1

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 2

Triples: 1

Doubles: 1

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Montreal-Trudeau Intl Airport  (YUL)
Distance: 85 mi / 136 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site