Cockaigne Ski Resort

Cockaigne Ski Resort logoNew 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 Ski Resort trail map

Cockaigne Vertical and Stats

Summit Elevation2,022 feet
Base Elevation1,592 feet
Vertical Drop430 feet
# Trails15 trails
Trail Miles11 miles
Longest Run3,600 feet
# Lifts4 lifts
Skiable Area100 acres
Uphill Capacity4,200 / hour
Annual Snowfall †175 inches
† Advertised annual snowfall

Cockaigne Ski Day Essentials

Address 11493 Thornton Road
Address 2Cherry Creek, NY 14723
Phone(716) 287-3223
DirectionsGoogle Map
Point ForecastNWS Cockaigne
Health and SafetyOperation Plan