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Cochran's Ski Area, Richmond, Vermont

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Cochran’s Ski Area is a non-profit corporation. Its aim is to provide local children and families with skiing and snowboarding activities at affordable rates. This is a family friendly ski area.

Cochran’s Ski Area

The small ski area consists of five trails served by three surface lefts. The trails are 22% beginner, 22% intermediate and 56% advanced runs. There are thirty skiable acres with a vertical drop of 500 feet. Skiing and snowboarding lessons as well as race training are available at a nominal fee.

Cochran is a very family friendly ski area. It only has eight trails but was a fun time anyway. It seemed to me that they catered to the new beginner as it is mainly a training facility. The people were friendly and there was little wait time. This is best for those new to the sport.

Cochran's Ski Area is situated in Richmond that consists of ski trails and has 3 lifts. This area comes under non-profit corporation with the aim to provide youth and families of that area with training in skiing and snowboarding at affordable rates. The race training and lessons are provided traditionally. Location wise it is situated at a distance of 13 miles from Burlington, about 200 miles away from Boston and 340 miles away from New York City.

Cochran’s Ski Area

The skiing area covered is 30 acres. The vertical drop of this ski area is 500 feet. The annual snowfall in this area is 88 inches. The number of trails are 8 and number of lifts in this area are 3. Night skiing is not possible. Snowmaking is about 20%. The Cochrans were a driving force in the field of skiing in the late 1960s and in early part of 1970s. The parents Mickey and Ginny built ski area small in size and trained their four children who turned out to be world class skiers.

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