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tBatt tBatt
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Cockaigne

I haven't read the whole article yet, but It's completely relevant! Read for yourselves, I'll catch up.

Damn HoOligans!
Harvey Harvey
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I saw that story on First Tracks last week.  

It's really sad when you think about what Cockaigne has been through with the devastating fire last season.

In one way the situation reminds me of Big Tupper in that it's being run with grassroots community support.

I'll tell you one thing, it's a small community, and those guys either have to move out of town, or commit to a lifetime of community service.

This story, written before the two were caught, has a little more:

http://www.post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/587243/Cockaigne-Vandalized-On-Holiday-Weekend.html?nav=5192
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Harvey Harvey
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Sad conclusion to this story from First Tracks Online:

Cherry Creek, NY - New York State’s 2011-12 ski and snowboard season will launch later this month with one less ski area from which to choose.

After a dismal 2011 which included the total destruction by fire of its historic base lodge last winter, vandalism to virtually every one of its lifts this summer, and a burglary in August, the owners of Cockaigne Ski Area in Cherry Creek have thrown in the towel and the ski hill will not open this winter for the first time since 1955. Instead, they’re putting the ski area up for sale.

http://www.firsttracksonline.com/2011/11/02/new-york-state-ski-area-to-close/
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
jimvdak jimvdak
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That's heartbreaking...when I win the lotto I'm buying all these tiny places that can't stay afloat themselves..:-(
*~It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.~*  -Fridtjof Nansen
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Harvey44 wrote
 vandalism to virtually every one of its lifts this summer, and a burglary in August
People are dinks. Wonder if they where stealing copper and such for recycle dink money.
endoftheline endoftheline
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Harvey,  Have to disagree with one of your comments in a previous post. The Big Tupper area was not and is not a grassroots community effort to run the area. From your own previous ACR articles a few yrs ago it was the developers along with their realestate guy, LaValley who concocted opening the area in an effort to bolster local support for their overall ACR project. They realized(correctly) that the locals all wanted to see the ski area open again, but as any real hardcore local skier knows, the ones who are leading the charge are not even skiers, they only hope to profit from the realestate development and by selling lumber to the contractors.
Harvey Harvey
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endoftheline wrote
Harvey,  Have to disagree with one of your comments in a previous post. The Big Tupper area was not and is not a grassroots community effort to run the area. From your own previous ACR articles a few yrs ago it was the developers along with their realestate guy, LaValley who concocted opening the area in an effort to bolster local support for their overall ACR project. They realized(correctly) that the locals all wanted to see the ski area open again, but as any real hardcore local skier knows, the ones who are leading the charge are not even skiers, they only hope to profit from the realestate development and by selling lumber to the contractors.
Endo - I may have used the word grassroots a bit loosely. I really meant "done in large part with volunteer labor."  I looked up the definition of the term on Wikipedia and there is more to the definition than that.
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http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2017/05/deal-between-owner-investors-nearing-for-cockaigne-ski-area/
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
campgottagopee campgottagopee
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Hopefully they make it

i skied there twice while in college
snoloco snoloco
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Liftblog says that they plan on reopening in 2018-2019 with the existing Hall lifts being refurbished.
I've lived in New York my entire life.
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