Passes are required on groomed trails. Call (603) 643-5836 for trail conditions.
As of 3/22
-we will not continue grooming unless there is new snow-
the 10k loop is starting to show bare spots...mostly on the uphill and downhill sections although even up top it is very thin in spots. Expect ice, bare ground, and rocks in places.
Skate Lane: groomed 3/22
Classic Track: NA
Skate Lane: not groomed
Classic Track: NA
The sections of the golf course along Rte 10 and near the DOC House will not be groomed this winter. Skiers do not need a trail pass to ski here.
Walk, Snowshoe, XC Ski.
This is available to anyone, even
your dog due to no grooming.
Occom Pond is CLOSED for the season!
The ice is NOT safe and the "No Trespassing"
signs are up.
Updated 11:17 am, Friday, March 22, 2013 by Jon Nichols . edit
Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center
XC Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, and 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 gas station, then take a sharp left after the road turns to dirt — park in the first lot on the right.
Download a trail map (PDF, 2.1 MB).
Passes required! Download a season trail pass application (Word, 22KB), or stop by the basement of Robinson Hall, or buy a day pass at DXC on Occom Pond or at Oak Hill for $10. Your Season Trail Pass will have extra benefits at these Nordic Centers: Eastman's 5 times, Grafton Pond 3 Times, Smuggler's Nordic Center unlimited, NO TRAPPS!!!! We should be getting 2 times at Woodstock, but still needs to be confirmed.
For downhill/alpine skiing and snowboarding, visit the Dartmouth Skiway.
Rentals at the DOC House and Oak Hill
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm (DOC House) and 11 am to 5 pm (Oak Hill), Tuesday - Friday — 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday (both locations) — Closed Monday
Hours may depend on snow conditions so please call ahead: (603) 643-6534 (DOC House) or (603) 643-7426 (Oak Hill).
Waxes and ski accessories, wax recommendations, skate sharpening, weather and trail reports, and free trail maps.
XC Ski Lessons
Every Saturday (classic) and Sunday (skate), 9:30-11am and 1:30-3 pm, conditions permitting. Several levels, no experience necessary. $25/person, does not include rental or trail pass. Call (603) 643-7426 to reserve space.
By appointment, $40 per hour, $50 with rental. Tuesday - Friday, 10:30 am. Trail pass not included.
Available for rent: mountain snowshoes, backcountry ski packages, lanterns, mountaineering boots, clothing (mittens, jackets, etc.), tents, stoves, sleeping bags, and more!
For information on telemark skiing lessons/clinics, winter mountaineering, and other winter programs, contact the Outdoor Programs Office at (603) 646-2428.
Occom Pond Activities
Bring the whole family for cross country skiing, skating and sledding. • Skates, snowshoes, and skis are available for rent. Skates sharpened while you wait.
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 every weekend with outdoor grilling on certain dates.
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.
- Dartmouth Outing Club
DOC trips, clubs, classes…
- Get Out!
- DOC First-Year Trips
for new students
- Outdoor Programs Office
Support and experience
- Dartmouth Skiing
113 Robinson Hall