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 pass 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 with with Cochran Ski Area.

Cochran Ski Area Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
15(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
950'(290 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
350'(107 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
600'(183 m)

Cochran Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
32.1out of 100
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Cochran Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area 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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 22% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 78%.
22%(3 acres)

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.

Blue Square
56%(8 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
22%(3 acres)

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 nearby the town of Richmond, VT.

Richmond, VT 05477 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.39000, -72.97000

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 AirportYULMontréal, QC84 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME142 mi
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON147 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 AirportBTVBurlington, VT11 mi
Plattsburgh International AirportPBGPlattsburgh, NY30 mi
Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional AirportRUTRutland, VT59 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%6 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%14 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%20 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%23 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%23 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%37 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%45 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%47 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%51 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%53 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%54 mi
CatamountHillsdale, NY2,000 ft35%57 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%58 mi
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft38%58 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%64 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%65 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%65 mi
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%67 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%69 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%73 mi
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%74 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%76 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%79 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%80 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%81 mi
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%83 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%83 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%85 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%85 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%85 mi
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%86 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%87 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%88 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%89 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%90 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%95 mi
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%97 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%98 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%98 mi

Cochran Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation950 ft
Base Elevation600 ft
Vertical Drop350 ft
(22% Beginner,  56% Intermediate,  22% Expert)
Skiable Acres15
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Cochran Ski Area Mountain Stats