COCKAIGNE: Some hopes for the slopes

Let’s hope it is all downhill from here, ski fans and Cherry Creek community. News that a Cockaigne Ski Area may be at hand is truly good news for our county — in terms of the economy and tourism.

“It’s a prime area. It’s a great ski area,” said Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency administrative director Keven Sanvidge. “There’s so much history there and so many generations of families that started to ski there.”

A lodge fire at the location in January 2011 was a sad day. A reopening once a deal is complete would be celebrated by many.