Cockaigne began its operations in Cherry Creek, NY in the winter of 1966. The famous ski lodge was built as the Austrian Pavilion for the World’s fair in New York City in 1964 and then moved to Cockaigne in 1966. For decades, Cockaigne has been the best place for family fun and winter events, offering 15 trails, 3 lifts, and a new snowmobile adventure park. Enjoy food and drinks at the on-site Base Lodge Restaurant.
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.
Other activities to look forward to in the warmer months include multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, axe throwing, camping and summer tubing.