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New Quad Chairlift at Mont Orford

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The news from Mont Orford today was the announcement of the replacement of the aging Alfred Desrochers double chairlift with a new Dopplemayr fixed grip quad chair with loading carpet. With this investment of about $4,5 million, it will increase the loading capacity of about 60%. With the installation of this new quad chair, it will relieve the Giroux North quad of traffic as there are some beginner trails to be found on the Alfred Desrochers face, and to improve the circulation of skiers. The lift is scheduled to be ready for the 2021-22 season, and is supposed to operate during the week. The double chair was originally inaugurated back in 1965, and was manufactured by Samson. Below is a link to Mont Orford's web page for additional details.


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This is great news. While I never skied this part of the mountain, historically it seemed to have a limited opening each season. With the recent snow making addition, and this new lift, I can see how they will be able to operate it throughout the year. Great news for beginners and intermediates. How does the terrain here compare to Mont Giroux Paul?

Great pics. Fantastic news! The first real news for the coming season. Eager to see what else the coming winter has in store for the other mountains in Quebec.

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Nice photo! I have a series of pics from a friend of mine that they had sent me from the beginning of this project up until now. From my understanding the chair is to be ready for the start of the season. I'll be riding this chair quite a bit hopefully this winter. Dopplemayr Eco Drive Gen II from what I had heard.

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