Ski Resort Life

Vital Stats: Dartmouth Skiway


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Phone Number 603-795-2143

Ticket Price $30

Skiable Terrain 104 acres

Number of Lifts 3 (one surface, one double, one quad)

Base Elevation 975 feet

Summit Elevation 1,943 feet

Vertical Drop 968 feet

Annual Snowfall 100 inches

When to Go When winter is in full swing. This year’s Carnival is scheduled for Feb. 9-10.

Length of Season 89 days shortest, 110 days longest

Getting There From Boston, the trip is about two and a half hours. Take I-93 to I-89 north. Then take I-91 north to exit 14 (Thetford). Take a right off the ramp and then go about 100 yards before taking a left toward Lyme (about 1.8 miles). Continue east through town. Take the right fork at the white church, and go straight 3 miles to the Skiway.

Closest Lodging The restored Victorian-era Norwich Inn (802-649-1143), located just across the state border in Vermont, has 16 rooms plus additional suites and its own brewery. The larger, more upscale Hanover Inn (800-443-7024), located on the town green, has lift-and-lodging packages.

Best Eats Lou’s for breakfast; In Lyme, Alden’s Inn has a cozy dining room and specials like German night. Fine dining at the Hanover Inn.

Après-Ski Hanover is a college town with all the nightlife that entails. Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center hosts cultural activities year-round. Skating on Occum Pond.

Java Joints Locals gather for coffee talk at Lou’s on Main Street. If you prefer a latte, try the Dirt Cowboy Café.

Locals’ Tip After a bout of nasty, wet New England weather, the Skiway is the first area to buff its slopes out.