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Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center

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For a 2020-2021 season update and Covid-19 Guidelines click HERE

 

Season Passes and Day Passes!Click HERE

The Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center maintains over twenty 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 ice skating. The other facility is at Oak Hill, which offer groomed nordic trails, group and private instruction and many great programs throughout the winter!

Monday - Friday : 10-5
Saturday and Sunday : 9-5

Contact Information (Updated):
DXC Clubhouse: 5 Hilton Field Road : (603) 646-2000 (PRIMARY LOCATION)
Email : dxc@dartmouth.edu

DOC House on Occom Pond : (603) 643-6534 (CLOSED FOR 2021)
Oak Hill : (603) 643-7426 (Limited staffing for 2021)

Address: Current for 2021

Hanonover Country Club (WAC) :

5 Hilton Field Drive Hanover, NH

Download a trail map (JPG, 0.7 MB).

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

There will be no rentals for the 2021 season outside of Dartmouth Students, Faculty and Staff

XC Ski Package Full
Day
Week
Children up to 12 $10 $60
Dartmouth Students $15 $75
Adult $20 $110
Senior (65 and over) $15 $80
Snowshoes or Ice Skates Day  Week 
Children up to 12 $7 $30
Dartmouth Students $10 $50
Adult $15 $60
Senior (65 and over) $10 $50
Hockey Sticks    
  $2 N/A

Ski Passes

Season Trail Pass Before
12/15
Starting
12/15
Adult $140 $160
Dartmouth Employee $99 $140
Dartmouth Students $55 $55
Juniors (6-18)/Seniors (65 and over) $89 $99
Family/Household Max $325 $355

 

Day Passes Full Day
Child (0-5) Free
Junior (6-17) $5
Dartmouth Student $10
Adult $15
Senior (65 and over) $5

Reciprocity for Season Trail Pass Holders (Due to interstate Covid Guidelines, these may change frequently)

50% off all season with your DXC Season Pass

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Dartmouth Cross Country Touring Center Instruction and Programs

Private Lessons

Whether you've never skied, or you're looking for help to get you to the next level, we've got you covered! (Private lessons are by appointment only so please call head to reserve your space!)

Private Lesson Pricing : $40/hr for first person ; $30 extra per additional person (Rentals and Trail Pass separate)

*Package Deal (Best Savings!)*

$65 for 1 hour private lesson PLUS trail pass and rentals!

Programs

Dartmouth XC Race Series

For the first time in recent history, and potentially ever, Oak Hill Touring Center will be hosting a race league on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm! Our series will begin on January 11th and run until February 29th.
Who's it for? This is an informal league, open to everyone, whose purpose is to bring fellow XC ski enthusiasts together in a fun and slightly competitive manner!
How It Works: Honesty is the best policy – The race is self-timed, so let's be as honest as possible. Our race starts once you leave the race shack in the stadium, and ends as soon as you make the final turn back into the stadium*.
Our circuit will be determined each Saturday and be dependent on conditions, the 5k is our weekly goal. Registration/Check-In begins at 12:30pm and the course opens for racing at 1pm. If there are multiple parties racing, please give at least a one minute buffer to allow folks a little space on the course.
Categories: Men's & Women's (18-64)/ Masters (65 & Up)/ Junior Women & Junior Men (17 and below)
Scoring: This is open format so whether you classic or skate is up to you. We will keep a running tally of times each Saturday, and throughout the season. Only in town for one weekend or not sure if you'll be here every Saturday? submit your times every Saturday instead!
**Racers cumulative times are based on 6 out of the 8 weeks. This means if you race 8 out of the 8 weeks, we'll drop your two slowest times, the more you race the better chance you have!**
Times will be updated on our website and in the touring center for all to see! Our season winners and they will get their name displayed on the web page until next season!
Remember: •There are other skiers out there! While this is a race, let's be sure to follow trail use guidelines and be courteous to all trail users. •Did we forget to say be careful! Yes, it's a race but it's all for fun so let's keep it light out there!•Can't make it from 1-4pm one Saturday? No worries, we'll count your time all day on Saturday, we just would love to have you join during race times to ensure a fun, community feel!
Did we mention this is a FREE series?! Just pay for your pass or ski rentals if you don't have your own equipment or season pass and you're all set! After you race, hang out around the fire, fuel up with some coco and meet some of your fellow racers each week!

Oak Hill Ski Touring Center Trail User Guideline
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 
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. 
7) Please check in at the Oak Hill Center for Fat Biking conditions or our website for same

Occom Pond (Closed for 2020/2021)

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

Winter Equipment

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

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.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 2/19/21