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The right gear can make the difference between a fun and rewarding experience and one that’s not! Before you get out, here’s what to bring!

Dartmouth Outdoor Rentals 

Lower Level, Robinson Hall, Spring-Summer-Fall 
Everything you need to get out-of-doors. Rentals has tents, packs, stoves, and sleeping bags for camping, bikes and inline skates, and more!

Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center 

Lower Level, DOC House, Winter 
Cross country skis, skates and snowshoes, as well as trail passes for groomed trails on the Golf Course and Oak Hill. Open December to March.

Dartmouth Skiway 

Lyme, New Hampshire 
Rents alpine skis and snowboards.


The North Face Store in Hanover sells some warm, non-cotton layers and a few other items. 

Five miles south of Hanover, the Powerhouse Mall in West Lebanon has an EMS and an L.L. Bean. If you can’t get a ride, there’s a free bus service in the area: Advance Transit.

In Norwich is Dan & Whit’s, a general store which also has outdoor gear oriented towards New England winters. Hirsch’s in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Farm-Way in Bradford, Vermont, also have an excellent selection of outdoor winter clothing. The DOC may, from time to time, organize pro-deals or group discounts. Keep in touch!

Last Updated: 7/25/18