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Event Date: Friday March 17th,  3 PM - 8 PM

It is always TOUGH for a small non-profit ski area to meet its financial needs. Making skiing and snowboarding accessible to ALL is Cochran’s priority. Lets say THANK YOU and help make sure Cochran Ski Area can do it again next year! This Friday, March 17th is the "rope-a-thon" where each individual skis a maximum number of runs on the rope-tow. Our goal is to ski 2,000,000 vertical feet as a group in one day! That's 4000 runs! Please come help share the load! Riding the the ropetow is hard work!

We will be operating the tbar and mighty mite as well for the usual $5.00 ticket. The event BBQ is also this weeks Friday night dinner for $12!

(All donations are 100% tax deductible)

Click here to register.
Got "roped" in?
Click here to Sponsor a Rope-A-Thon Participant.


  • Event is Friday March 17th.
  • The rope is approx. 250 vert. feet, but since it's just as hard to go up as it is to ski down, you get 500 vert. feet credit for every run!
  • Food and Fuel provided by local hotspot "Hatchet" for all participants!!
  • There will be an easy panel SL course, two full pole SL courses and a free ski lane.
  • Score will be kept by counting the number of times people get onto the rope, when the 4,000th person gets on the rope, we've hit 2,000,000 vertical feet!


  • 2 Million Verticle Feet Combined
  • 20 sponsors/donors per participant
  • $50,000 in Donations (All donations are 100% tax deductible)

This will be a super fun way to celebrate and help out our favorite little ski area!


Total Raised - $47,598.23

Thanks so much for a fun night and making it such a successful event!

For a list of all of the rankings, click here.



  • We are pleased to have some great prizes for our best fund-raisers! Prizes for different age groups, including Redneck racing GS suits and race skis to the participant with the most sponsors and who raises the most money in each age group U10 and younger, U12, U14, and High School Racers.  The 2 adults that raise the most money or get the most sponsors gets a framed and signed World Cup bib worn by our very own Robby Kelley and Ryan Cochran-Siegle.

If the registration fee is a hardship for you, please contact us; a generous donor has offered to cover registration for a limited number of participants.

As you know:  In the summer of 1998, Cochran's Ski Area became a non-profit organization with a mission "to provide area youth and families with affordable skiing and snowboarding, lessons and race training, in the Cochran tradition." Cochran's is the nation's first IRS 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt ski area. "No child will be denied the opportunity to ski or ride"

For more information please contact Cochran's Ski Area at 802-434-2479 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Weekly Hours:

Tuesday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm


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