Cochran Ski Area
Cochran Ski Area is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Richmond, VT.
We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Cochran Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Cochran Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Cochran Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Cochran Ski Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Cochran Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Cochran Ski Area Terrain Overview
Cochran Ski Area has a total of 8 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Cochran Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 15 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 6 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Cochran Ski Area's slopes see on average 88 inches (2.2 meters) of snowfall a year.
Cochran Ski Area Elevation
Cochran Ski Area has a summit elevation of 950 feet, or 290 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 350 feet (107 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Cochran Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Cochran Ski Area Difficulty Level
33.4out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Cochran Ski Area has 15 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Cochran Ski Area is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 22% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 78%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Cochran Ski Area good for beginners?
Cochran Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 78% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Cochran Ski Area Location
Cochran Ski Area is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Richmond, VT.
Richmond, VT 05477 USA
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Getting to Cochran Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Cochran Ski Area), its coordinates of 44.39000, -72.97000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Richmond, VT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Cochran Ski Area.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||84 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||142 mi|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||147 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Cochran Ski Area.
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||11 mi|
|Plattsburgh International Airport||PBG||Plattsburgh, NY||30 mi|
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||59 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Cochran Ski Area, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Cochran Ski Area.
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||42%||6 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||14 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||20 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||61%||23 mi|
|Saskadena Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||38%||23 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||31 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||37 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||71%||45 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||60%||47 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||70%||51 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||53 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||62%||54 mi|
|Catamount Mountain||Hillsdale, NY||2,000 ft||36%||57 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||48%||58 mi|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||39%||58 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||64 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||35%||65 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||65 mi|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||37%||67 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||69 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||66%||73 mi|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||42%||74 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||76 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||79 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||80 mi|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||Canton de Hatley, QC||1,200 ft||0%||81 mi|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||83 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||83 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||85 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||85 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||31%||85 mi|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||86 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||87 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||88 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||89 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||90 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||95 mi|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||97 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||98 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||36%||98 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||100 mi|
Cochran Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||950 ft|
|Base Elevation||600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||350 ft|
(22% Beginner, 56% Intermediate, 22% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||88 inches|