Good news for all you Western New York skiers and snowboarders, Cockaigne Resort is set to reopen this season 7 years after the main lodge burnt to the ground and forced the facility to close. The resort is expected reopen for the first time since 2011 in December with a brand new lodge to replace the one lost in the fire:
“A new lodge, (and) also a new stage will be here and we will use that for overflow seating in the winter for skiers and snowboarders. There will also be a new tubing hill and a lot of updates to all the buildings.The 3,000 square foot stage will have full sound and the ski scope will serve as the backdrop with seating.” Cockaigne Co-Owner Isaac GrattoThe resort will provide 50 full-time jobs to the Cherry Creek Community and aims to become a year round destination:
“That really is what makes a business work is the ability to be open all year round, to generate revenue all year round, and to employ people for all four seasons.”
Crews are hard at work rehabbing old chairlifts and completing the new lodge. There is soft opening planned for this weekend with the arrival of the the BrewGrass Music Festival. If everything goes to plan, Cockaigne Ski Resort and its 15 trails over 425 square acres will open on December 1. For more info GO HERE.