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Friday, September 7, 2018
Cockaigne is reawakening in Chautauqua County, seven years after a fire forced the ski area to shut down. Rex Butcher, the majority owner and CEO, and his partners, Adam Pirtz and Isaac Gratto, have launched a $6.2 million comeback. Skiing and snowboarding will return, starting this year. But the new owners want to make Cockaigne a year-round destination, not dependent solely on the winter months.