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Address: Richmond, VT

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Great for kids!

Its not a destination for people looking for a resort experience, very small with only one or two runs, but it is perfect for young kids to learn and is reasonably priced compared... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
dponeil
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Burlington, Vermont
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North East
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Cochran's is a local gem - as others have mentioned - perfect for families with young children. A t-bar, mitey mite and rope tow provide the uphill access while a few trails (easy to intermediate) provide the downhill fun! While limited snowfall made snowsports a challenge this season, Cochran's made enough snow to offer skiing/riding throughout the winter. Open on... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Its not a destination for people looking for a resort experience, very small with only one or two runs, but it is perfect for young kids to learn and is reasonably priced compared to the others.

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Bolton, Vermont, United States
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157 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

The staff is friendly, the lodge is warm and offers food and drinks. The trails are enjoyable for the whole family. An inexpensive option for your family.

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Thank Ethan B
Montpelier, Vermont
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Remember when you were a kid? The local, family-run ski area was where you learned to love the sport. It had a rope tow, or if it was really fancy, maybe a T-Bar. The base lodge had friendly folks who would serve you a hot dog & some hot chocolate. Cochran's is still like that! EVERYONE there is super friendly!... More 

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3 Thank WarrenKitz
jericho, vt
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Consists of 300 to 400 feet of vertical. Limited snowmaking and grooming. This is a good place for locals to bing their very young children to learn to ski. This is not a destination ski resort nor is it representative of a Vermont ski experience.

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1 Thank cindy f
Burlington, Vermont
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84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

this long-standing community ski slope is great for the beginner as well as local racers to train. It is small and manageable for the young ones. A very safe environment. There's a T-bar, and rope tow. So friendly, and the love of the sport is infectiously spread. This is an extremely reasonable/affordable place to begin the sport, and train weekday... More 

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1 Thank kikiinvt
Vermont
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Small community ski hill that captures the spirit and dream of skiing. Wonderful for children! No lifts, just T-bar and rope-tows. Owned by a nonprofit organization with the Cochran family involved in operations and instructions. Truly inspiring and special.

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1 Thank ASCVermont
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

My family has been skiing a Cochran's for years. The kids learned to ski there, and now are ski racing there. It is a small hill with a lot of great history where first-timers and olympic racers and everyone in between can all ski. It is small enough that you can let your kids ski on their own and meet... More 

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Thank VTtravelers4
Colchester, Vermont
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Cochran's Ski Area is THE best place to start your little ones out on skis, It's just the right size (with a Mighty Mite and T Bar lift), super family friendly and such an affordable deal! Our family pass (for 5 of us) was under $350.00!

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1 Thank Angie F
Jeffersonville, Vermont
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Personal, comfortable for all ages and abilities, excellent staff, highly successful in developing world class ski racers.

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