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Trail Conditions

 The trail phone line 603-643-5836
Base Depth: 2"
Surface Packed/ slush, ice/other use caution
Temp 41F
Recommended Wax 
Fat Tire Biking at Oak Hill 2/21
NOT Available (soft trails should never be ridden) Please read our policy listed below for Fat Tire Bikes!

OAK HILL 10K

Skate 2/20 one pass Last groomed
Classic NA

POND LOOP 5K 

Skate NA
Classic NA

Stadium 

GARIPAY FIELD 

Skate NA
Classic  NA

DOC HOUSE

N/A

GOLF COURSE

The sections of the golf course along Rte 10 and near the DOC House will not be groomed this winter. Skiers do not need a trail pass to ski here.

Walk, Snowshoe, XC Ski. 
This is available to anyone, even
your dog due to no grooming.

Occom Pond

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

 

Updated 12:50 am Sunday February 21 2016 by Mike Silverman

 

XC Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, and Ski & Skate Rentals

 The Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center maintains over twenty-five kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails on Oak Hill and Garipay Field in Hanover, New Hampshire, as well as the ice on Occom Pond for ice skating. The Cross Country Ski Center has two facilities. One is based out of the DOC House on Occom Pond, which provides equipment rentals for skiing, skating, and other winter activities, as well as group and private instruction. The other facility is at Oak Hill, located in the north-east corner of Hanover. To get there, go north on Route 10 past the Golf Course, turn right at the Co-op Market, then take a sharp left after the road turns to dirt — park in the first lot on the right.

trail map previewDownload a trail map (PDF, 2.1 MB).

Passes required! Download a season trail pass application (Word, 22KB), or stop by the basement of Robinson Hall, or buy a day pass at DXC on Occom Pond or at Oak Hill for $14, half day for $8 after 2 PM.  

For downhill/alpine skiing and snowboarding, visit the Dartmouth Skiway.

Rentals at the DOC House and Oak Hill

XC Ski PackageFull
Day
Week
Children up to 12 $9 $55
Dartmouth Students $15 $75
General $20 $105
Snowshoes or Ice SkatesDay Week 
Children up to 12 $7 $30
Dartmouth Students $10 $50
General $15 $60
Hockey Sticks  
  $2 N/A

 

Hours: 10 am to 6 pm) (DOC House) and 11 am to 5 pm (Oak Hill), Tuesday - Friday — 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday (both locations) — Closed Monday except MLk Day  and Presidents Day
Hours may depend on snow conditions so please call ahead: (603) 643-6534 (DOC House) or  603-643-7426  (Oak Hill). email dartmouthcrosscountryski@gmail.com

Waxes and ski accessories, wax recommendations, skate sharpening, weather and trail reports, and free trail maps.

Ski Passes

Season Trail PassBefore
12/15
Starting
12/15
Adult $125 $155
Dartmouth Employee/Ski Club/ Seniors $115 $140
Dartmouth Students $55 $55
Family/Household Max $315 $345
     
Day Trail Pass

Child (0-5)

FREE

Junior (6-12)

 $5

Adult

 $14 before 2 PM

$8 after 2 PM

Oak Hill Ski Touring Center Trail User Guidelines:

1. Downhill skiers have right of way
2. Ski on the right and pass on the left
3. Adjust your speed to the conditions
4. When overtaking announce your
presence by stating “on your left”
5. Assist any injured person in need of
help.
6. Respect the Classic tracks – do not
skate or snowshoe across them
7. No walking on ski trails
8. When stopped move to the side of trail
9. Do not walk dogs on any part of the ski
trail

Oak Hill Fat Bike policy (No Bikes on Garipay Field)

Fat Bikes are allowed on a trial basis
1) All fat bikes must have a trail pass.
2) No biking on soft snow (if you leave a rut 1 inch or deeper, having hard time riding in a straight line or need to push you bike, it is too soft)(if you experience this get off the trail system and notify the staff the the trails should not be open to fat biking in current conditions)
3) Tires must be wider than 3.5″ and tire pressure must be less than 10 psi.
4) Bikes yield to all other users. Cross-country Skiers don't have brakes, so bikes are responsible for staying out of their way. Watch skiers' poles. They can be fragile and expensive.
5) Dartmouth XC staff "will monitor conditions and usage and restrict fat bike use when appropriate
6) The use of Fat Bikes on the trail system is best during off peak trail usage. Please avoid Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 3 - 5pm.
7) Please check in at the Oak Hill Center for Fat Biking conditions or our website for same

Reciprocity For Our Season Trail Passholders

Group A

Showing your DXC Season Trail Pass gets you 1 day of skiing at each area for the 15-16 season. At all of these ski areas you should check in with staff working at the ski area and get and appropriate ticket.  

Nordic Center

Restrictions

Bolton Valley

Non

Cochran's

Non (this is for downhill access/lift served)

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Non

Dexter Norsk

Non

Kingdom Trails

Non

Pine Hill

Non

Quechee Club

(Nordic Only)

Trapp Family Lodge

Dartmouth XC must be open with skiing to use and groups larger than 5 must call ahead 

 Dartmouth offers one day of free skiing to pass holders  in Group A

 

Group B

With this group there is discount with proof of display of pass

Ski area

Discount/Deal

Restrictions

Waterville Valley Nordic

50% off  during mid week day pass

$5 off weekend

Black Out Days

12/25/15-1/2/16

1/16/16 thru 1/18/16

2/13/16 thru 2/20/16

Gunstock

$5  pass

non

Jackson XC

$5 off day pass rate

non

Great Glen

%50 off day passing

non

Wolfeboro Cross Country Center

$5 pass

non

King Pine

$5 off day pass rate

non

Bretton Woods

$5 off day pass rate

Black Out Days

12/25/15-1/2/16

1/16/16-1/18/16

2/13/16-2/20/15

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring

%50 off any day pass

Non

 

 

 

Dartmouth offers $5 off the daily rate to participating ski areas  in Group B

XC Ski Lessons 

Clinics CALL OAK HILL TOURING CENTER 603-643-7426 to reserve a spot!!!!

Every Saturday a classical ski group class is offered in the morning, 9:30 - 11:00; a skate group lesson is offered in the afternoon, 1:30 - 3:00. On Sunday, skate clinics in the morning; classic clinics in the afternoon; conditions permitting. Several levels, no experience necessary. $25/person, does not include rental or trail pass. Call (603) 643-6534 to reserve space.

Private Lessons 
By appointment, $40 per hour, $50 with rental. Trail pass not included.

Other Services

Winter Equipment 
Available for rent: mountain snowshoes, backcountry ski packages, lanterns, mountaineering boots, clothing (mittens, jackets, etc.), tents, stoves, sleeping bags, and more!

Winter Programs 
For information on telemark skiing lessons/clinics, winter mountaineering, and other winter programs, contact the Outdoor Programs Office at (603) 646-2428.

Occom Pond Activities

Bring the whole family for cross country skiing, skating and sledding. • Skates, snowshoes, and skis are available for rent. Skates sharpened while you wait.

Perfect Weekend Activities! • With an open fire to keep warm and great fun for everyone, the Cross Country Ski Center is the perfect place for families or groups of friends to come spend their Saturdays. We offer a social atmosphere and friendly staff.

Sections of Golf Course off-limits • Please stay off roped areas of the golf course!

Groomed Trails Off-limits to Dogs • Please remember, no dogs are allowed on or near groomed trails. Please keep your dogs twenty-five feet away from all groomed ski trails.

Programs

Sunday February 21, 2016

Story Time and Marshmallow Roast 11 am to 12 noon LAST OF THE SEASON

Stories will be read to children ages 3-8 accompanied by their parents, by the fireplace in the main room of the Dartmouth Outing Club House. Roast marshmallows by the campfire, Skating - XC Skiing - Sledding / weather permitting.

 

 

Last Updated: 2/21/16