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OCCOM POND IS CLOSED FOR SKATING

As of Friday March 9th, Occom Pond Center will be closed weekends. Starting to move to Robinson Hall Monday March 12th.

Oak Hill Touring Center will be closing for the season on Sunday March 11th. Grooming will continue as conditions and scheduling allow.

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.

Our hours at both locations are from 10-5 on weekdays and 9-5 on weekends. We are closed on Mondays.

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 may depend on snow conditions so please call ahead: (603) 643-6534 (DOC House) opens the week of Christmas, 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 $115 $140
Dartmouth Students $55 $55
Juniors (6-18)/Seniors (65 and over) $70 $95
Family/Household Max $315 $345
     
Day Trail Pass

Child (0-5)

FREE

Junior (6-18), Seniors (Garipay only)

 $5

Adult

$14 before 2 PM

$8 after 2 PM

 

Seniors are 65 years and older.

 

Reciprocity for Season Trail Pass Holders

Showing your DXC Season Trail Pass gets you one day of skiing at each area for the 17-18 season. 

  • Craftsbury Outdoor Center (Oak Hill must be open)
  • Dexter Norsk 
  • Woodstock Inn Nordic none
  • Bolton Valley
  • Stowe Touring center (not valid on Saturdays)
  • Kingdom Trails
  • Trapp Family Lodge

50% off all season with no blackoutdates at the following areas with DXC Season Pass:

  • Waterville Valley Nordic
  • Gunstock 
  • Jackson XC 
  • Great Glen 
  • Wolfeboro Cross Country Center 
  • King Pine 
  • Bretton Woods 
  • Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring
  • Eastman

 TBA (Will update website once we confirm)

  • Quechee Club Nordic 

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

XC Ski Lessons 

Clinics 

CALL OAK HILL TOURING CENTER at 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) 643-7426 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 

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.

 

Story Time at the DOC House at Occom pond

Saturday, March 3, 2018

BKL/Citizens -  to be held at Garipay

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Story Time and Marshmallow Roast 11 am to 12 noon
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

 

Oak Hill Touring Center Programs 

Women's Sunday Ski Clinics • Session 1: Sundays, January 7, 14, 21, 2018 • Session 2: Sundays, February 4, 11, 18, 2018

We're extremely excited for this brand-new offering taught by our wonderful instructor, Jane Henry! With a student to instructor ratio of 8 to 1, you'll learn the skills you need to become proficient in all aspects of classic cross-country skiing in these 1-hour clinics for women. Sessions begin Sundays at 2 PM. Cost: $60 per session or $20 per individual clinic for non-pass holders, $45 per session or $15 per individual clinic for season pass holders. Price includes pass and rentals.

Full Moon Cross Country Ski Tour • Thursday, March 1, 2018

Our second and final full moon tour of the season is at Garipay Field. We will depart at 8 PM so come ready to ski and dress warm! If you need rental equipment, please pick it up from Oak Hill Touring Center before 5 PM the same evening. There will be a complimentary guide, hot chocolate, and bonfire at the end of the tour. Please bring your own headlamp. To reserve your spot, call Oak Hill Touring Center at 603-643-7426. 8 PM - 9:30 PM. Cost: $5 per person, members free. Rentals: $10 for the evening

 

 

 

Last Updated: 7/25/18