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X-Country Ski Passes on sale now!

It's never too early to plan for this winter. Soon the snow will be falling, so buy your XC Ski Passes and save some money. Download an application here and send it in soon.

For more information about all the things Outdoor Programs Office does, click here.  

SIGN UP - Women's Self-Defense Begins 11/18

There's still time to sign up for this upcoming women's self-defense course! The first session will be held at Thayer on November 18th from 4:00 -- 8:00 PM. There will be three more 3-hour sessions held weekly thereafter; commitment to all sessions is a must. Schedule and details can be viewed here.  Cost for Dartmouth employees is $20.  Send your questions and/or register by emailing

Interested in Weight Watchers at Work?

A new 17-week series began in October.  Meets Thursdays at 12 PM.  Email Barbara Belloir ( if you're interested in joining.

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Dartmouth Outing Club

Book Your Cabin

All cabins are available for use all year round. Reserve up to six months in advance (and note that the "reserved" page fills up so quickly six months before hunting season that "cabin fever" takes on a whole new meaning!)

Moosilauke Lodge

Gear Rental

Why buy expensive equipment when you can rent? Bicycles, ice skates, snowboards, snowshoes, skis (Alpine and cross-country), tents, packs, sleeping bags, portable stoves—check here for your outdoors needs.

Destinations off-campus but nearby


The Dartmouth Skiway

Whether you are a skiing novice or plan to train for the Olympics, you can find the right terrain in the Skiway's 100 acres and two mountains.

Logo of Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center

The Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center

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 gas station, then take a sharp left after the road turns to dirt — park in the first lot on the right.

Ropes Course

Ropes Course

Build your skills as your build your team! Three separate facilities at Storrs Pond offer team challenge courses at three different levels of difficulty and intensity, all led by an experienced guide/facilitator who leads the problem-solving challenges.

Climbing Gym

Dartmouth Climbing Gym

Monitors equipment and ensure safety at Dartmouth's bouldering cave in the basement of Maxwell residence hall. A world-class facility, the 23-foot bouldering cave is open to the public every evening and by appointment. A skills-development training is also available.

Golf Course

Golf Course

Owned by the college, the semiprivate golf course is open to the public. Use the cross-country ski trail during the winter months.

Organic Farm

 Dartmouth Organic Farm

Buy fresh produce any Thursday, summer or fall, at the farmstand outside Collis. Volunteer to help out—farming is a full-body workout! Email or call (603) 643-5196 to find out more. The farm is just three miles from campus.

Connecticut River

Connecticut River Waterfront

Swim the river under a liifeguard's watchful eye. If you want to canoe or kayak but don't own your own craft, rent one from the Ledyard Canoe Club (upriver from the Ledyard Bridge.)

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Last Updated: 11/14/13