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XC Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Ski & Skate Rentals

Oak Hill will be open to passholders as soon as we have enough snow to begin grooming. Rentals and pass sales will begin 1/2/19

-updated 11/16

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, 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
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

Ski Passes

Season Trail PassBefore
12/15
Starting
12/15
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)

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

*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
  • Gunstock XC
  • 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

Community Ski For Free Day!
January 2, 2019
Celebrate opening day with free trail passes all day!

3rd annual Family and Friends
January 6, 2019 – All day
Join us at Oak Hill for our third Friends and Family Day celebration! We'll have marshmallows to roast, hot chocolate to drink and half off rentals and day passes. Come enjoy a beautiful day of skiing here in Hanover with your friends and family!

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 1:30 hour clinics.

Session One Dates: Classic Skiing
January 6, 13, 20
Time- 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Session Two: Skate Skiing
January 27, February 3, 10
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Price: (Includes rentals and trail pass)
$60 per 3 class session or $20 per class

Waxing Clinic
January 13, 2019
Time: 12-1
Drop in for this free 1 hour waxing clinic. We will be giving demonstrations on cleaning, brushing, and preparing the glide and kick zone of classic skis. We will also cover how to choose the right kick wax for the conditions. There will be time for a Q & A after the clinic so bring any questions you may have!

Full Moon Cross Country Ski Tour
January 21st, 2019
Our first full moon tour of the season is on January 21st at Garipay Field. We will depart at 7p.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.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN HEADLAMP

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.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN HEADLAMP

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. 

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
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 

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.

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: 12/14/18