Dartmouth Skiway

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Dartmouth Skiway
Dartmouth Skiway Logo.gif
Skiway mclane ski lodge 2007-02-10.jpg
The McLane Family Lodge
Location Holts Ledge and Winslow Ledge
Lyme, New Hampshire, USA
Nearest city Lebanon, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°47′12″N 72°26′2″W / 43.78667°N 72.43389°W / 43.78667; -72.43389 (Dartmouth Skiway)
Vertical 968 feet (295 m)
Runs 30
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 25% Novice
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 50% Intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 25% Expert
Lift system 1 Quad, 1 Double
Snowmaking 70%
Website skiway.dartmouth.edu

The Dartmouth Skiway is a ski area located about twenty minutes north of Dartmouth College in Lyme, New Hampshire. It has thirty trails from easiest (green circle) to most difficult (black diamond) on over 100 acres (40 ha) of skiable area.

The mountain[edit]

The classic New England Holts Ledge Double

The Dartmouth Skiway has a summit elevation of 1,943 feet (592 m) and a base elevation of 975 feet (297 m), giving it a vertical drop of 968 feet (295 m). Its longest trail is 1.25 miles (2.01 km). There are three lifts which serve the trails at the skiway, including the Winslow Mountain Quad, the Holt's Ledge Double, and the J-Bar Beginner Lift. These lifts give the ski area an uphill capacity of 3,300 skiers per hour. Snowmaking covers about seventy percent of the area with over fifteen snowguns. There is a terrain park located on the Winslow side. The Dartmouth Skiway Ski and Snowboard School has a staff of over 35 instructors. The Dartmouth Skiway is patrolled by the Dartmouth Ski Patrol, a joint community and student first aid volunteer organization, and is home to the Dartmouth Ski Team, which hosts the alpine skiing events of the Dartmouth Winter Carnival there annually.

History[edit]

Descended from earlier, smaller operation on nearby Oak Hill in Hanover, the Dartmouth Skiway opened in 1957 with a Pomalift on one peak. For the 1960-61 season a T-bar was also erected for a novice slope.[1] In 1968 a new trail pod was opened with a double chairlift, located across the street on Winslow Ledge. In the 1970s and 1980s, many improvements were made to the area, including replacing the Pomalift with a Hall double chairlift and snowmaking installation. In the next ten years a CTEC quad chairlift was installed and the new McLane Family Lodge was constructed, replacing the previous one. Like many other New England ski resorts, Dartmouth Skiway hosts events and functions in the off-season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dartmouth Skiway". NewEnglandSkiHistory.com. Franklin Web Publishing. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°47′13″N 72°06′03″W / 43.78694°N 72.10083°W / 43.78694; -72.10083