Mont Orford Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Orford, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Mont Orford stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mont Orford is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Mont Orford Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mont Orford's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mont Orford around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mont Orford Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Mont Orford has a total of 61 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mont Orford is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 246 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 100 hectares, 0.4 square miles, or 1.0 square kilometers.
Mont Orford's slopes see on average 140 inches (3.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 11 feet every year!
Mont Orford Ski Resort Elevation
Mont Orford Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,800 feet, or 853 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 867 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,933 feet (589 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mont Orford's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Mont Orford Ski Resort Difficulty Level
41.6out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mont Orford has 246 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mont Orford is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 46% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 54%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mont Orford Ski Resort good for beginners?
Mont Orford can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 54% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mont Orford Ski Resort Location
Mont Orford Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Orford, QC.
Orford, QC J1X Canada
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Getting to Mont Orford Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mont Orford Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.31761, -72.22120 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Orford, QC to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mont Orford Ski Resort.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||120 km|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||176 km|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||240 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mont Orford.
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||96 km|
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||119 km|
|Plattsburgh International Airport||PBG||Plattsburgh, NY||123 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mont Orford Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mont Orford Ski Resort.
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||Canton de Hatley, QC||1,200 ft||0%||23 km|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||25 km|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||48%||27 km|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||35 km|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||36 km|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||60%||43 km|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC||1,132 ft||37%||71 km|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||62%||87 km|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||61%||87 km|
|Saskadena Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||38%||87 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||91 km|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||96 km|
|J0T 2N0||Marston, QC||1,509 ft||30%||105 km|
|Whaleback Mountain||Enfield, NH||1,800 ft||40%||107 km|
|Mont Apic||Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC||689 ft||36%||110 km|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||42%||111 km|
|Mont Adstock||Adstock, QC||2,657 ft||49%||113 km|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||33%||119 km|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||120 km|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||132 km|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||136 km|
|Val-Mauricie||Shawinigan-Sud, QC||380 ft||6%||140 km|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||141 km|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||141 km|
|Sunday River||Bethel, ME||3,140 ft||57%||147 km|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||148 km|
|Vallée Du Parc||Shawinigan, QC||1,017 ft||41%||151 km|
|Club Ski Beauce||Vallée-Jonction, QC||650 ft||38%||154 km|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||158 km|
Mont Orford Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,800 ft|
|Base Elevation||867 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,933 ft|
(46% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 18% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||140 inches|