New York and Ohio skiers have another area to hit this winter with the reopening of Cockaigne Ski Resort in western New York.
The Cockaigne ski resort trail map features 15 trails, three lifts, and a new snowmobile adventure park.
Cockaigne close after the base lodge was destroyed in a fire in 2001. In 2017, new owners purchased Cockaigne updating the lifts, lighting and snowmaking. The resort reopened again in the 2020/21 season.
Cockaigne’s biggest claim to fame may be its location in eastern Chautauqua County, 20 miles south of Lake Erie, along the Chautauqua Ridge that gets pounded with lake effect snow off Lake Erie. The resort averages 175 inches of snow each winter, the highest total in western New York.
Abundant snowfall and improved snowmaking help ensure the resort is well-covered all season. Though the vertical is modest at 430 feet, but the natural snowfall is a big draw.
Cracker Jack, the longest slope, is part of the new snowmobile adventure park, which includes banked turns, berms and other features. Snowmobilers can also connect with Chautauqua County’s 400-mile network of trails at nearby Boutwell Hill State Forest.
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Cockaigne Ski Resort Trail Map
Cockaigne Vertical and Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,022 feet|
|Base Elevation||1,592 feet|
|Vertical Drop||430 feet|
|# Trails||15 trails|
|Trail Miles||11 miles|
|Longest Run||3,600 feet|
|# Lifts||4 lifts|
|Skiable Area||100 acres|
|Uphill Capacity||4,200 / hour|
|Annual Snowfall †||175 inches|
Cockaigne Ski Day Essentials
|Address 1||1493 Thornton Road|
|Address 2||Cherry Creek, NY 14723|
|Wx Page||NWS BUF|
|Point Forecast||NWS Cockaigne|
|Health and Safety||Operation Plan|