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Trail Conditions

 The trail phone line 603-643-5836
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Recommended Wax 
Fat Tire Biking at Oak Hill 
NOT Available (soft trails should never be ridden) Please read our policy listed below for Fat Tire Bikes!


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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



Updated 3:50 PM Tuesday October 25 2017 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
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

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

Ski Passes

Season Trail PassBefore
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)


Junior (6-12)



 $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
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

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 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.






Last Updated: 10/25/16