The faces of Mont-Orford

Visages Du Mont Orford
Visages Du Mont Orford

The faces of Mont-Orford

The skiers and boarders who spend their winters on our slopes and in our glades consider our mountain to be their #1 playground. You’ll hear these regulars talk about Mont-Orford as if it’s their second home, warm and welcoming, a true family. Every one of our season pass holders holds a special place in making our mountain the magnificent winter wonderland that it is. Scroll down to meet some of our greatest devotees, and discover why they spend their winters on Mont-Orford—year after year.

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The faces of Mont-Orford

The skiers and boarders who spend their winters on our slopes and in our glades consider our mountain to be their #1 playground. You’ll hear these regulars talk about Mont-Orford as if it’s their second home, warm and welcoming, a true family. Every one of our season pass holders holds a special place in making our mountain the magnificent winter wonderland that it is. Scroll down to meet some of our greatest devotees, and discover why they spend their winters on Mont-Orford—year after year.

Louise & Stéphane

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Weekday ski instrocturs

Louise and Stephane are inseparable. They have been part of Mont-Orford for over 20 years, and anyone who knows them will tell you one is never very far from the other. They’re here every day of the week, teaching beginners and advanced skiers. Even when they aren’t working, you’ll still see them here, in their ski boots in winter and running shoes in summer. These passionate instructors never seem to get enough of this mountain, and the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it.

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What is your favourite memory of the 2018-2019 season?

Louise : The amazing conditions in the glades! Skiing the Contour with snow up to my knees.

Stéphane : My first experience teaching a group of kids. It was very fulfilling, and my favourite memory of the season.

What do you like to show people who’ve never been to Mont-Orford before?

L : If they are a hardcore skier, I take them into the glades—the Lloyd Langlois!

S : If there are kids in the group, the 4 Km is a must, especially with the little bumps they can try along the side of the run. If they are a mogul master, we head to the Sherbrooke. The bumps along the sides of that run are a well-kept secret!

What do you love most about Mont-Orford?

L : There’s so much you can do here—downhill skiing, x-country, skins, fat bike... but what I love most of all, is the friendly atmosphere. This place is so unique in that regard.

S : For me, it’s the skiable domain. With three mountains, there’s something for every skier, regardless of their level. We always have fun and find hidden gems to explore.

The setting here is unmatched. We’re in a National Park, surrounded by nature. It’s beautiful whether you come in winter or summer.
Stéphane

SNAP Qs!

  • Trails or glades?
    L : Glades
    S : Trails, and the bumps along the side of groomed trails.
  • Your favourite run?
    L : Lloyld Langlois
    S : Sherbrooke and Jean-D’Avignon
  • Chairs or gondolas?
    In stereo: CHAIRS!
  • You favorite hillside?
    We both agree—Giroux Est!
  • Downhill or skins?
    L : Downhill, but once the season is over, skins!
    S : I have to say BOTH!
  • Powder or grooming ?
    Both: POWDER !
  • Spring skiing or early season?
    Spring skiing, for sure!
  • Mont-Orford in 1 word:
    S : Magnificent, splendid, magical… I don’t have enough words.

Romy

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INTER-UNLIMITED ADULT SEASON PASS

When Romy bought a house at the base of the runs, the mountain became an extension of her new home. Regardless of the weather, and especially during a snowstorm, you can see her making her way up the mountain on her splitboard. Romy is proud to represent her local community of female boarders, and has been coming to Mont-Orford for more than 11 years. Orford is “home” where she finds her extended family and her “gang” of boarding buds with whom she’ll take you to “the top of the Super,” the “ice palace,” or “mi-montagne.” Ask her to take you on an adventure!

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What is your favourite memory of the 2018-2019 season?

Romy : The Splitfest that I organized with my friend Fred from the Illusion boutique. It was an amazing opportunity to highlight this sport that we're all crazy for.

What do you like to show people who’ve never been to Mont-Orford before?

R : That it’s an amazing place to visit at any time of year! And... the hot chips at the Slalom Pub, they’re one of this resort’s best-kept secrets.


What do you love most about Mont-Orford?

R : My gang of boarders and skiers! We met on the slopes more than 10 years ago, and we’re still skiing together. Mont-Orford would not be the same without them.

Mont-Orford is my playground—every day of the year!
Romy

SNAP Qs!

  • Runs or glades?
    Glades.
  • Your favourite trail?
    The Super.
  • Chairs or gondolas?
    Chairs.
  • Your favourite hillside?
    Orford… no, Alfred! I don’t know haha.
  • Board or splitboard?
    Splitboard I think.
  • Powder or groomed?
    Easy-POWDER!
  • Spring skiing or early season?
    Spring.
  • Mont-Orford in 1 word:
    FUN.

Alexandre

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Ski team coach (CSMO)

Just the mere mention of “Orford” brings a huge smile to Alexandre’s face. He’ll tell you about every run and glade with such passion, you’ll want to follow him down his favourite ones. Alexandre has been coaching Mont-Orford’s ski team for more than two years, and travels from mountain to mountain to train and compete. Every time, he comes back saying that Orford “…is the most beautiful mountain in Québec.”

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What is your favourite memory of the 2018-2019 season?

Alexandre : It was a Monday after a huge snowstorm. I was with 10 kids and 4 other coaches, and we headed for the glades. There was SO MUCH SNOW! I was filming the kids, and one of them yelled into the camera, “This is the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!” That was an amazing moment.


What do you like to show people who’ve never been to Mont-Orford before?

A : If there’s fresh snow, we’ll do the glades for sure. If not, all the runs and hills are excellent. My favourites are the Maxi and Sherbrooke.


What do you love most about Mont-Orford?

A : I’ve always skied at Orford, and becoming a coach here has fostered a really strong sense of family. I get to represent this mountain at races and competitions that are held elsewhere, and I feel so proud when I see our young skiers come back with the Chapeau d’Or time and time again.

Every day is an amazing ski day! We are so fortunate to be here.
Alexandre

SNAP Qs!

  • Trails or glades?
    Trails.
  • Your favourite trail?
    Magnum.
  • Chairs ou gondolas ?
    Chairs.
  • Your favourite hillside?
    Orford.
  • Downhill or skins?
    Downhill.
  • Powder or groomed?
    Groomed.
  • Spring skiing or early season?
    Sping
  • Mont-Orford in 1 word:
    SICK!

The Boulet Family

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Abonnés de saison famille Giroux

This local couple has been skiing at Mont-Orford recreationally since their youth, and did not wait long to put skis on their two young girls. As parents, they really enjoy watching their daughters grow and develop on the slopes, and invite their friends to discover “their” mountain. For them, a must-do on the slopes is always visiting Giraffe in La Familiale!

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What is your favourite memory of the 2018-2019 season?

Anne-Josée : When we were skiing with friends and our girls managed to do a FULL DAY of skiing. They skied ALL DAY long! They’re still talking about the lunch and hot chocolate we had at the Slalom Pub.


What do you like to show people who’ve never been to Mont-Orford before?

A-J :We have our Giroux Family Pass which is great for the girls, but we tell first-time visitors to get a lift ticket for the whole mountain. They have to experience runs like the Trois-Ruisseaux, the Grande-Coulée and the Slalom which are some of our favourites.
Jocelyn:
I love showing people the amazing views. Even though the runs here are among the most beautiful in Québec, Orford also stands out because of its incredible scenery. It really enriches the whole experience.


What do you love most about Mont-Orford?

A-J : The quality of the runs and the respect of other skiers. They are courteous when skiing around kids that are learning to ski. Everyone is so friendly and helpful—that’s the Orford family!

Jocelyn: I place a lot of value on courtesy and customer service, and I must say that the entire team at Orford delivers a level of professionalism that can be hard to come by these days. Their warmth and welcoming demeanour is contagious.

Rosalie:
Going to see the animals in the runs!

My first day of skiing this year was exactly the same as my last day, last year—sunny and filled with shouts of joy!
Jocelyn

Monique

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Weekday ski pass

Monique is living a dream retirement. She lives just minutes away from the mountain where she meets up with her gang every weekday morning to do the first tracks on the mountain’s freshly groomed trails. Anyone who wants to do a thorough run-through of all the runs this resort has to offer needs to hook up with Monique. Mont-Orford is her heart and soul. There’s never too much skiing.

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What is your favourite memory of the 2018-2019 season?

Monique : With the erratic weather we have these days, I must say that the conditions on the mountain are spectacular. The team here performs miracles. Were really fortunate.


What do you like to show people who’ve never been to Mont-Orford before?

M : It all depends on their skiing level, but the first thing I always do is take them up in the gondola because we are lucky to have one. Then, Ill take them down the Trois-Ruisseaux and the Grande Coulée. Well also go on Giroux to discover the Slalom, and then come back on the Magnum. And, if Alfred Desrochers is open, well go there. Hmm, I guess this means I show them everything!


What do you love most about Mont-Orford?

M : My gang! It’s great to come here every morning and find my friends. We chat. We catch up on news. We’ve been skiing together for years!

Mont-Orford is MY mountain.
Monique

SNAP Qs!

  • Trails or glades?
    Now, it’s only runs.
  • Your favourite trail?
    Trois-Ruisseaux, Slalom, Magnum, going on Alfred-Desrochers, the Grande Coulée… I guess I love them all!
  • Chairs or gondola?
    Gondola.
  • Your favourite hillside?
    Orford.
  • Powder or groomed?
    Groomed. Definitely.
  • Spring skiing or early season?
    Early season, mid-season, spring, I love skiing ALL THE TIME!
  • Mont-Orford in 1 word:
    Mine.

André

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Unlimited season Pass

Don’t let André’s salt-and-pepper beard fool you. He’s an expert skier that will leave you in the powder if you try following him down the trails. He knows every nook and cranny of this mountain, and the best-kept secrets of the glades where every member of his family has been baptised by diving skis-first into powder. At the dawn of his retirement, you can be sure that André will be spending most of his time in ski boots!

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What is your favourite memory of the 2018-2019 season?

André : That famous Sunday snowstorm. We spent the whole day in the glades on Giroux Est. We did not see that much snow for the rest of the season.


What do you like to show people who’ve never been to Mont-Orford before?

A : Although I personally don’t spend a lot of time skiing on Alfred-Desrochers, I would definitely take them there. There’s something really special about that mountain. Its terrain is rugged and natural. Unique.


What do you love most about Mont-Orford?

A : It’s a challenging mountain. The runs and glades here are unmatched. Anyone who skis on Mont-Orford can easily ski anywhere else.

I love Mont-Orford for skiing, but that’s just a small part of what it has to offer—all year long!
André

SNAP Qs!

  • Trails or glades?
    Definitely glades.
  • Your favourite trail?
    The Contour and Passe de l’Ours.
  • Chairs or gondola?
    Chairs.
  • Your favourite hillside?
    Orford.
  • Powder or groomed?
    Powder, but there’s never enough!
  • Spring skiing or early season?
    Spring!
  • Mont-Orford in 1 word:
    Fantastic!

Justin

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Unlimited Student Pass

After spending some time out West to live his dream of endless powder, Justin has returned to his true love—Mont-Orford. Justin is your quintessential ski bum, but all he really cares about is finding the sweetest run down the hill. Chances are, you’ll see him disappear into the glades like a gust of wind, only to reappear at the bottom of the mountain ready for some serious après-ski. Discover the Unlimited Student Pass.

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What is your favourite memory of the 2018-2019 season?

Justin : We had a major snowfall just before St. Valentines Day. There was so much snow, it was just like being out West again.


What do you like to show people who’ve never been to Mont-Orford before?

J : The Écureuil! Its a pretty challenging glade, and beyond the skill level of most skiers, but Orford is the only place in this area where you’ll find that kind of terrain.


What do you love most about Mont-Orford?

J : It will always be the place where I discovered, and fell in love with, skiing.

Mont-Orford might not be Western Canada, but it feels really good to be back here.
Justin

SNAP Qs!

  • Trails or glades?
    Glades.
  • Your favourite trail?
    The Super
  • Chairs or gondola?
    Chairs.
  • Your favourite hillside?
    Orford.
  • Powder or groomed?
    Powder!
  • Spring skiing or early season?
    Spring, and I particularly enjoy après-ski.
  • Mont-Orford in 1 word:
    Awsome!

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