Mont Orford is a mountain, ski resort and a provincial park in the Eastern Township of Quebec, Canada. It is a place, which is always busy, thanks to its easy access from Montreal and Magog. The ski resort consists of three summits: Mont Giroux, Mont Orford and Mont Alfred Desrochers. This place has a lot of points in its favor. So, if you visit this area, it is sure that you will never get bored.
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Snowboarding in Cardrona, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
One of the biggest ski resorts near Queenstown is Cardrona. Situated on the Cardrona Valley Rd, it is at 58 km/36 mi from Queenstown and at 34 km/21 mi from Wanaka. The site is open from late June to early October and offers a great variety of facilities.
With its varied terrain and a total number of 8 lifts, it consists one of the most popular destinations for snowboarders. It has 2 half-pipes (try the legendary 6-7 m/19-22 ft super pipe) and 3 terrain parks. Perfect for beginner to advanced level boarders (trails: Westons Gap and Over Run for beginners, Eagle Rock, Gravity Cross and Highway 89 for intermediate boarders, Arcadia Chutes and Powder Keg for advanced riders). Enjoy the breathtaking alpine view!
Operating hours: 9 am – 4 pm.
Relevant activites based in New Zealand
January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.