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Just 30 minutes north of Dartmouth College, this fine small ski area is just right if you're in the area.

Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme NH 
 

 

The aptly-named Dartmouth Skiway is a satisfying small ski area just east of Lyme NH, 14 miles (23 km, 1/2 hour) northeast of Dartmouth College and Hanover NH (map).

If you're in the area, the 968-foot vertical drop from a 1943-foot (592-meter) summit and 30 trails on 104 skiable acres spread over two mountains provide satisfying skiing and snowboarding.

The two facing ski slopes are at the head of a narrow valley that retains its snow even when the countryside at large may have little. The Skiway's snowmaking ability, covering about 70% of the trails, means that if temperatures are wintry, there will be snow and a good ski/snowboard experience here.

Four lifts take you up the slopes: quad, double, J-bar and a conveyor for beginners.

Dartmouth Skiway Trail Map

Of course there's a ski school and ski patrol.

Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme Center NH

The pretty town of Lyme Center, 3.4 miles (5.5 km) northwest of the Dartmouth Skiway, is a real, traditional New England town with its white high-steepled church, town green, and country inn.

To stay the night, look at the hotels in Hanover and vicinity. More...

Dartmouth Skiway
39 Grafton Turnpike (PO Box 161)
Lyme Center NH 03769 (map)
Tel: 603-795-2143
Fax: 603-795-2421
dartmouth.skiway@dartmouth.edu

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme Center NH

Fun on the slopes at Dartmouth Skiway.

     
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