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Cockaigne ski area, New York, Management Description

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Cockaigne occupies an enviable bit of topography - it sits a mere 18 miles downwind from Lake Erie and 1100 feet higher than the lake. The result is pretty much what you'd expect, snow, to the tune of 275'' a season on average. Nevertheless, 80% of the area's slopes and trails are further protected by snowmaking. So it's not unusual for Cockaigne to close for the season with all of its terrain open.

    The 15 slopes and trails that make up the area's terrain range from wide (Is 300 feet wide enough for you?) to a very old-style New England 15 feet. The longest run, Johnny Cake, across Kandy Kaigne, to Sugar Plum Run, is just under
three quarters of a mile. Three doubles and a surface lift provide the uphill capacity.

Coming down, you'll find nearly half of Cockaigne's terrain rated intermediate and another 40% rated for beginners. This makes it a fine place to take a younger family or a family that doesn't have a chance to get out on the slopes very often. With good snow cover and conditions almost a certainty, it's a good bet that everyone will have fun.

The name ''Cockaigne''
is reportedly Old French in origin, and means a ''place of ease and delicacies,'' hence the delicious names of the area's trails, which include Jelly Roll, Marzipan, Peach Cobbler, and Macaroon.

There's a half pipe and terrain park, and the area between Sugar Plum and Kandy Kaigne is nicely gladed. Down at the base is a full service lodge with rentals, a cafeteria, and the snowsports school. Cockaigne leaves the lights on and the lifts running most every night, but it is closed on Monday.

The rolling hills of far western New York are a fine place to visit, and the area in and around Cherry Creek, where you'll find Cockaigne, are full of lodging, from Budget Inn to the historic William Seward Inn. There are a number of good dining options, too. For a view of Lake Erie in the winter, Lake Erie State Park, just south of Van Buren Point, is a fine vantage point.


Hotels Near Cockaigne ski area, New York

Red Roof Inn Jamestown-Falconer, Falconer
7.3 miles away
Comfort Inn Jamestown - Falconer, Jamestown
9.2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites JAMESTOWN, Jamestown
9.2 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Jamestown, New York
9.3 miles away
Best Western Plus Downtown Jamestown, Jamestown
10.3 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Jamestown
11.6 miles away
Days Inn Fredonia/Dunkirk, Fredonia
14.1 miles away
Comfort Inn Dunkirk, Dunkirk
14.4 miles away
Best Western Dunkirk & Fredonia Inn, Dunkirk
14.5 miles away
The White Inn, Fredonia
14.7 miles away
Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Center, Dunkirk
16.4 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.


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 Ski Areas Near Cockaigne ski area:
Holimont, New York , 33 miles away
   700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
   50% Expert & Adv.
   30% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Holiday Valley, New York , 34 miles away
   750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
   38% Expert & Adv.
   27% Intermediate
   35% Beginner
Kissing Bridge, New York , 39 miles away
   600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Peek N Peak, New York , 41 miles away
   400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
   10% Expert & Adv.
   70% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Swain, New York , 91 miles away
   650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
   40% Expert & Adv.
   33% Intermediate
   27% Beginner
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away
   650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
   32% Expert & Adv.
   33% Intermediate
   35% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Cockaigne ski area:
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting, Cattaraugus County , 19 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Chautauqua Creek, Chatauqua County , 23 miles away, Class III - 14.5 miles long (Lyons Road to Lake Erie)
Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch, Cattaragus County , 23 miles away, Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Otto to main branch)
 Golf Courses Near Cockaigne ski area:
Breezewood Golf Links, Falconer , 4 miles away
Tuscarora Golf Club, Jamestown , 10 miles away
Tri-County Country Club, Forestville , 10 miles away

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