A Fun Family Day

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The best tips to enjoy Mont-Orford with the family

There you go – you’re finally ready! After running around looking for missing mitts and prepping everything for the family, you are off for a day of skiing at Mont-Orford. If this is your first outing at our magnificent mountain, here is some advice to enjoy your day to the fullest!

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The best tips to enjoy Mont-Orford with the family

There you go – you’re finally ready! After running around looking for missing mitts and prepping everything for the family, you are off for a day of skiing at Mont-Orford. If this is your first outing at our magnificent mountain, here is some advice to enjoy your day to the fullest!

Some organization on arrival

The drop-off

Rather than try to find a parking space with excited children in the car, use the drop-off zone behind P1. It’s ideal because you don’t have to carry all your equipment. While you’re parking the car, your partner (or eldest child) will bring everyone to the chalet. If it seems complicated, ask for help from one of our ambassadors at the drop-off zone. They are available to help you and will be happy to give you a hand.

Where to get ready

On entering our chalet, there are many rooms you can choose from: The second floor has three rooms – Orford, Giroux and Alfred, which all have tables and chairs to welcome you, as well as cubicles to store your bags and shoes. If you find the second floor too crowded on a busy day, you can go to the basement, which has the same amenities. To protect your personal items, you can rent lockers, which are available in the basement.

For young children

If your child is not yet enjoying the pleasures of skiing or snowboarding, you can enjoy our slopes while leaving your future skiers, aged 2 to 6, in our daycare. New skiers can enjoy our two learning areas, specially designed to help them develop their skills in a fun and secure environment.

On the mountain – the best trails for families

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The 4 KM – a must!

To get to the summit of Mont Orford, choose between our gondola or our six-person chairlift and enjoy the highest of our three peaks! Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the 4 KM trail is a must to start your day. Its amazing views, its many curves, its different slopes and the access it offers to the higher difficulty trails. At mid-mountain, try the Escapade. A fun shortcut between the trees in an open glade, perfect to learn the pleasures of forest skiing.

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Discover our snow parks and glades

On exiting the 4 KM, don’t miss the Family Park, in the Connection. This snow park is specially designed to provide fun for the entire family and is sure to please your pre-teens! They want glades? Based on their age and level, take them to the Forêt Magique (Mont Giroux) or the Arcade (accessible via the Maxi, on the main summit).

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Mont Alfred-Desrochers – the historical sector

To enjoy a bit of the mountain’s history, we recommend you try the Mont Alfred-Desrochers side – you’ll dive into another era while skiing or boarding on natural snow and taking the double chairlift that quietly climbs the smallest slope of the ski station. Have fun hitting the small jumps on the side of the trails or simply enjoy the calm and unique feeling this hillside provides.

Mealtime!

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Every good skier has to eat. Whether you’re looking for a snack or a full meal, our three restaurants have what you need. The Café Le Virage is ideal for snacks and quick breakfasts, while the Cafeteria offers a complete daily menu at a great price. Microwaves are available in the basement room as well as in the Orford room, but we think you’ll love our food offerings! For your après-ski, visit the Slalom Pub – it fills up quickly when the trails close! Of course, children are welcome, accompanied by their parents.

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The after ski is happening at the Slalom Pub - it fills up quickly at the closing of the slopes! Of course, children are welcome, along with their parents.

Much more than skiing!

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To stretch out your winter sport pleasure, you can plan a weekend with your family while staying in the region! There’s much more than just downhill skiing at Mont-Orford. Snowshoe and cross-country ski lovers can also enjoy the trails offered by Sépaq in the Mont-Orford National Park, all accessible from the ski station.

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No excuses – everyone OUTSIDE! Add ice skates to your luggage and head out to discover the ice skating path in the Parc de la Baie-de-Magog – 2.5 km (1.5 mi.) long, day and night, and it’s free.

This is only a brief overview of what Mont-Orford and the region has to offer… the only thing missing is you! Once you visit you can’t wait to come back. Check out our Spring Break or Family Sunday packages!