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XC Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, 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.

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

Hours may depend on snow conditions so please call ahead: (603) 643-6534 (DOC House) , 603-643-7426 (Oak Hill), email

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


Passes required! Download a season trail pass application (Word, 22KB, 2018-2019 season), 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

Ski Passes

Season Trail PassBefore
Adult $135 $160
Dartmouth Employee/Ski Club $125 $150
Dartmouth Students $60 $60
Juniors (6-18)/Seniors (65 and over) $75 $105
Family/Household Max $320 $355
Day Trail Pass

Child (0-5)


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



$14 before 2 PM

$8 after 2 PM


Seniors are 65 years and older.


Reciprocity for Season Trail Pass Holders

*Passholders must show their Oak Hill season pass and Oak Hill MUST be open to be eligible for reciprocal*

Showing your DXC Season Trail Pass gets you one day of skiing at each area for the 18-19 season. 

  • Craftsbury Outdoor Center  
  • Woodstock Inn Nordic 
  • Kingdom Trails
  • Trapp Family Lodge
  • Bolton Valley Nordic Center

50% off all season with no black out dates at the following areas with DXC Season Pass:

  • Bretton Woods XC
  • Eastman XC
  • Great Glen Trails
  • Jackson Ski Touring
  • Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring
  • Nordic Skier Wolfeboro XC
  • Waterville Valley Adventure Center
  • Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve
  • Strafford Nordic Center

50% off one time with no blackouts:

  • Quechee Club Nordic


Oak Hill Touring Center Programs

For more information call 603-643-7426

Women's Ski Clinics

Back by popular demand, we're extremely excited for our second season of our women's clinics taught by our wonderful instructor, Jane Henry! You'll learn all the skills you need to become proficient in all aspects of Classic and Skate Cross-Country Skiing in these 90 minute clinics.

Session One Dates: Classic Skiing
January 13, 20, 27
Time- 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Session Two: Skate Skiing
February 3, 10 & 24
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Price: (Includes rentals and trail pass)
$60 per 3 class session or $20 per class


All Things Nordic
Learn 3 Styles of Skiing in 3 Weeks! From January 27th until the February 10th, Oak Hill Touring Center will be offering a community wide ski program hosted at Oak Hill Touring Center and the Dartmouth Skiway. You will learn 3 different types of skiing over these 3 sessions taught by professional ski instructors. This includes instruction in each of the following: Classic, Skate and Telemark skiing. Join us for a fun and exciting way to get out and enjoy the winter season!
Time: Lessons are from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $65 for non-pass holders $60 for students and season pass holders

Fischer Demo Day
February 3, 2019
Join us Sunday, February 3rd from 10a.m. to 1p.m. to demo the latest equipment from Fischer! Omer and Bob's will be on hand for a free wax clinic and to discuss your Nordic needs!

99-cent Ski Day
February 10, 2019
Celebrate the last day of 2019 Winter Carnival with 99 cent skiing!

Full Moon Cross Country Ski Tour
February 19, 2019
Our second and final full moon tour of the season is on February 19th at Garipay Field. We will depart at 8 p.m. so come ready to ski and dress warm! If you need rental equipment, please pick it up from Oak Hill Touring Center before 5 p.m. the same evening. There will be a complimentary guide, hot chocolate and bonfire at the end of the tour.

XC Ski Lessons

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. 

Private Lessons

By appointment, $40 per hour, $50 with rental.


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
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 

No skating until weather changes

Just so you know Due to the logging project in Pine Park, that was unavoidable, between Jan. 28 – Feb. 15, there is no parking along Hilton Field Lane or in the College-owned parking lot across from the DOC House, and the sledding hill and several Pine Park trails are closed. Please park a Maynard Street Lot and walk, limited parking at the DOC House.

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

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!

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.

Story Time and Marshmallow Roast
at the DOC House at Occom Pond
Sunday, February 3, 2019

11 AM – 12 PM Stories will be read to children ages 3-8 with their parents, by the fireplace in the main room of the Dartmouth Outing Club House. We will roast marshmallows by the campfire afterwards.

Occom Pond Skate with the Big Green Men's and Women's Hockey Team

February 3, 2019   12-1 PM

Story Time and Marshmallow Roast
at the DOC House at Occom Pond
Sunday, February 24, 2019

11 AM – 12 PM Stories will be read to children ages 3-8 with their parents, by the fireplace in the main room of the Dartmouth Outing Club House. We will roast marshmallows by the campfire afterwards.

Story Time and Marshmallow Roast
at the DOC House at Occom Pond
Sunday,March 3, 2019

11 AM – 12 PM Stories will be read to children ages 3-8 with their parents, by the fireplace in the main room of the Dartmouth Outing Club House. We will roast marshmallows by the campfire afterwards.

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: 2/5/19