Dublin celebrates endurance sports through four of its programs: cross country running, mountain biking, nordic skiing and crew. The bikers, skiers and runners take advantage of one of the best trail systems in the eastern United States. The school’s recently completed Nordic Center was designed to meet the highest international standards for training and competition - they are some of the best trails you will ever get the chance to play on as an endurance athlete. The crew team rows from a new boathouse in brand new shells on beautiful Thorndike Pond, protected from high winds by the ever-present and striking Mount Monadnock. Many of our athletes compete in two or three endurance sports throughout the year.
Soccer, basketball, lacrosse and co-ed ultimate are among our most popular sports on campus, both for participants and spectators.
We take a lot of pride in our athletic facilities. Dublin boasts two beautifully maintained 110 x 65 yards playing areas that are among the best in the region. The scene in autumn, with the surrounding woods ablaze in foliage color and views that include those of Dublin, the Pack Monadnock range and nearby Mt. Monadnock, is quite stunning. Basketball home games are held at Dublin's Whitney Gymnasium and school support is strong for these contests.
While all of our athletes compete in a team format, sports like alpine skiing, snowboarding, tennis, equestrian and sailing are highly individualistic sports that can translate to a life time of fitness and enjoyment.
Alpine skiing and snowboarding train and compete both on campus with the The Norm “Pro” Wight Ski Area and at nearby Crotched Mountain. Sailing operates out of our boathouse on nearby Dublin Lake. Our on-campus tennis facility will be completely rebuilt for the spring 2016 season. The equestrain program is run in concert with the Mead Brook Equestrian Center under the supervision of a certified riding instructor and trainer.
How far is it to the nearest ski area? About five steps.
The Norm “Pro” Wight Ski Area flows right onto the campus quad, and is open to all faculty and students. Grab your snowboard for a quick jib session, train slalom for an upcoming race, or try skiing for the very first time! For students who enjoy exploring the outdoors, Nordic Skiing is a great option. Students can access a full supply of nordic equipment at the Dublin Nordic Center, and new or experienced skiers can explore the miles of state-of-the-art trails designed by leading trail designer, Morton Trails.