On January 20th and 21st, discover uphill skiing, fatbikes, telemark skiing, our snow parks and even more for free at Mont Orford during an amazing week-end of activities!
Many activities await you at the base of the mountain! Discover uphill skiing, ride a fatbike in a trail with modules, try skiing for the first time with the Quebec Ski Area Association, try our jumps in the snow park with Team OFR, discover the moguls trail or try out a timedrace with our Freestyle Ski Team and the Mont Orford Ski Teamcoaches.
You can also try new models of skis and snowboards- many different companies will be on-site. Finally, end your day at the Slalom Pub and try several local products for free in a warm and festive atmosphere, led by our DJ! Many surprises await…
ACTIVITIES ON SUNDAY JANUARY 21TH
DISCOVER UPHILL SKIING – 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Starting at 9 A.M. find the Endurance Aventure tent to try uphill skiing! All the equipment (boots, skis, skins) will be lent to you courtesy of our partners Endurance Aventure, Ski Vélo Vincent Renaud and Vivre à fond. Their team and technicians will be on spot to help you to use the equipment properly. In smaller groups, you’ll be guided at specific starting times in a trail specially prepared to learn this sport!
Departure Times& registration:
About uphill skiing
Uphill skiing is a unique sport that allows you to climb the mountain with your skis and climbing skins that you put under your skis while using special bindings that release from the heel to allow you to climb. When you’re on top of the mountain, you take off your skins and reattach your binding and go down in the trails as usual!
DISCOVER FATBIKE – 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Let’s meet up at the Orford tent near a small trail specially prepared for the occasion totry out a Fatbike on the Pente Douce. Technicians and professionals will be there to help you ride these bikes and give you advice!
V• Bikes available for those 12 and older. No children bikes.
First come, first served! No registration necessary.
For those who love mountain biking, this sport is for you! These bikes, known as Fatbikes, are equipped with oversized tires for ideal traction on snowy surfaces.
DISCOVER TELEMARK – 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
You’re a good skier and looking for a new challenge? Telemark is for you! Meet us at the Alfred room inside the chalet to get your equipment. Your boot fitting will take place inside and you’ll be accompanied by a snow school instructor certified in telemark to guide you during your trial!
No registration necessary.
A government ID card will be required to use the equipment.
Telemark skiers use alpine skis with specially designed bindings that attach only to the toe of the ski bootleaving the boot heel free. That way you can bend your knee during your turns.
DISCOVER ALPINE SKIING WITH ASSQ DURING THE NEVER EVER DAY.
Departures: 8:30 A.M., 10:15 A.M., 12:45 P.M., 2:30 P.M.
A courtesy of the Quebec Ski Area Association, the NEVER EVER DAY is dedicated to those 5 years old and up wishing to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time! This initiative takes place throughout North America! Our event is part of those taking place around rest of the continent to offer the largest ski/snowboard lesson in the world! :
Registrations take place on-site with the ASSQ. here.
Cost per participant: $25
60 minutes lesson in the snow school learning zone.
Includes your equipment rental (skis, boots, snowboard, ski poles, helmet)
1 full-day ticket for Mount Giroux
DISCOVERTIMED RACING WITH THE SNOW SHCOOL – 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Do you like the adrenaline you getfrom racing? Come and ski in the Pente Douce in a Baby Gate race course installedspecially for your first timed race!The snow school instructors will give you advise and techniques on how to improve your skiing.
SDISCOVER THE SNOW PARK WITH THE OFR FREESTYLE TEAM
BEGINNERS – 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 A.M.
You’ve always been curious about the jumps and moves in the snowpark? Discover the Intro Park in the Connection trail with coaches from Team OFR and try out our jumps. You’ll have a short lesson on how to use the jumps, rails and boxes from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M. and get great advice!
INTERMEDIATE & EXPERTS – 1:30 P.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
Calling all experts and big thrill enthusiasts! Come and learn some tricks from Team OFR and get better in the Main Park at the end of the Magog trail. For experts only!
DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE MOUNTAIN! – 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
You can see them day or night on the mountain, working to offer you the best possible ski conditions. They are the snowmaking operators and groomers! Come discover the different aspects of making snow and see the groomers in action at the bottom of the Pente Douce.
WIN A RIDE ABOARD ONE OF OUR GROOMERS
One lucky person as well as a guest of their choice will win a 30-minute trip aboard one of our groomers with its operator! Entry tickets will be available in the different partner tents on Giroux side. The draw will take place at 3:30 P.M. in the Slalom Pub. The winner must be present during the draw to claim their prize. The ride will take place around 4:15 P.M.
THE FAMOUS APRÈS-SKI WITH THE FERME BRASSICOLE DES CANTONS
End your day perfectly at the Slalom Pub and the Ferme Brassicole des Cantons and discover 2 local beers : the Sweep and the Pic de l’Ours, both inspired by the Mont Orford! Hors d’oeuvre will be served for a perfect food and drink pairing!