Cockaigne Ski Area is located at 1493 Thornton Rd, Cherry Creek, NY which is about eighteen miles from the shores of Lake Erie. The ski area is great for families and receives an annual snowfall of about 275 inches. The ski area is closed on all non holiday Mondays and is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00pm to 10:00 pm, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There are special opening times during the holidays.
Lifts ticket prices for weekends and holidays are as follows: Day time from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm adults are $34.00 and children 12 and under are $26.00. Extended time from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm is $38.00 for adults and $31.00 for children under 12. Twilight skiing is from 1:30 pm to 10:00 pm and adults are $34.00 with children under 12 being $26.00. Half day skiing prices are from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm; adults are $38.00 and children under 12 are $22.00. Night skiing from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm is $24.00 for adults and $18.00 for children under 12. Sundays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm adults ski for $24.00 and children under 12 are $18.00. Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm adults are $24.00 and children under 12 are $18.00, and Thursday and Friday tickets from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm are $24.00 for adults and $18.00 for children under 12.
The ski area has special family rates that allow kids 12 and under to ski for half price with a parent paying full price, and children under five ski free with a full price adult lift ticket. College students get a five dollar discount with student ID as do military personnel with an ID.
Ski rentals are available with prices being $72.00 for skiing up to six times, and snow boards are available for $88.00 for six times. A set of three lessons is also available for $54.00. Visitors that wish to ski at Cockaigne can also purchase season passes for lift tickets. All of the above prices are for the season.
If visitors wish to rent equipment for a day on weekends and holidays the prices are as follows: complete set of skis for day or twilight skiing is $21.00 for an adult and $17.00 for children. A complete ski package for extended skiing is $25.00 for adults and $21.00 for children, complete ski package for a half day is $17.00 for adults and $14.00 for children and if only ski poles are needed they are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Snowboard rentals are $26.00 for weekend day and twilight, $30.00 for extended day and $21.00 for weekday/night and half days.
There are several hotels and bed and breakfasts within a twenty five mile radius of Cockaigne Ski Area. They have restaurants on the premises or nearby and shopping is also available near these hotels and resorts.