5 years in the making
Cockaigne Ski Resort could re-open in 2018
A ski area in New York State that has been idea for more than five years will hopefully re-open for the 2018-19 season.
New owners have acquired Cockaigne Ski Resort in Cherry Creek which closed after a fire devastated its main base lodge at the start of 2011.
The new owners Isaac Gratto and Adam Pirtz are reported to have spent four years developing a business plan to reopen the centre and securing the financing before purchasing about 400 acres.
They will be installing new snow-making equipment and building a large new base lodge before re-opening for winter 18-19.
Patrick Thorne, also known as the Snow Hunter, is an industry expert in all technical developments in snow sports. In addition to his work Patrick is also father and knows the importance and fun of kids on snow.