Mont Orford Ski Resort

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.

Mont Orford is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 with with Mont Orford Ski Resort.

Mont Orford Lodging:

Mont Orford Ski 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Mont Orford's slopes see on average 140 inches (55 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 11 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
246(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
140"(55 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,800'(853 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,933'(589 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
867'(264 m)

Mont Orford Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
40.3out of 100
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Mont Orford can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area 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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 46% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 54%.
46%(113 acres)

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.

Blue Square
36%(89 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
18%(45 acres)

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 nearby the town of Orford, QC.

Orford, QC J1X Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
45.31761, -72.22120

Getting to Mont Orford Ski 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 AirportYULMontréal, QC120 km
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC176 km
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME240 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 AirportYHUMontréal, QC96 km
Burlington International AirportBTVBurlington, VT119 km
Plattsburgh International AirportPBGPlattsburgh, NY123 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%23 km
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%25 km
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%27 km
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%35 km
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%36 km
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%43 km
Mont GleasonTingwick, QC1,132 ft36%71 km
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%87 km
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%87 km
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%87 km
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%91 km
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%96 km
Baie-des-SablesMarston, QC1,509 ft28%105 km
WhalebackEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%107 km
Mont ApicSaint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC689 ft34%110 km
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%111 km
Mont AdstockAdstock, QC2,657 ft47%113 km
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%119 km
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%120 km
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%132 km
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%136 km
Val-Mauricie, QC380 ft5%140 km
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%141 km
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%141 km
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%147 km
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%148 km
Vallée Du ParcShawinigan, QC1,017 ft39%151 km
Club Ski BeauceVallée-Jonction, QC650 ft37%154 km
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%158 km

Mont Orford Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,800 ft
Base Elevation867 ft
Vertical Drop1,933 ft
(46% Beginner,  36% Intermediate,  18% Expert)
Skiable Acres246
Avg. Annual Snowfall140 inches
Mont Orford Ski Resort Mountain Stats