Andover Outing Club
Andover Outing Club offers USSA ski jumping and NENSA sanctioned cross-country ski programs for youngsters from ages four to thirteen. The Blackwater Ski Club provides a Buddy Werner League, NHARA affiliated, downhill racing program for boys and girls ages 7 to 14.
Both clubs provide beginners and experts fun, family-centered, winter activities. Programs are affordable and are coached by experienced, responsible instructors who balance the fun with the complexities of competition. Blackwater Ski Area
All jumping and skiing activities take place at the Blackwater Ski Area. This area is centralized around Yarrow’s Lodge, a welcoming meeting place that houses a snack bar, bathrooms, woodstoves and first aid station. The ski area offers two ski lifts, ski patrol, four ski jumps, six alpine ski runs, snowboarding trails, 100% snowmaking, lights, and 7 kilometers of groomed cross-country trails. Proctor Academy, a college preparatory school founded over 150 years ago in Andover, NH, owns and maintains this exceptionable area. Proctor Academy makes Blackwater Ski Area available to both the Andover Outing Club and the Blackwater Ski Club.
Blackwater Ski Area Snack Bar: 735-6850
Blackwater Ski Area Timing Hut: 735-6244
Proctor Academy Main Number: 603-735-6000
Season passes: Blackwater Ski Area Season Passes are available for $55 for the first two family members; $30 for additional members. This pass provides access to all alpine, snowboarding and cross-country trails at the ski area. Passes may be purchased at the ski lodge or at the Blackwater Ski Shop located at 207-A Main Street in Andover, NH, telephone number 735-5437.
Directions to the Blackwater Ski Area: travel to the center of Andover and turn onto Lawrence Street (Lawrence Street runs between Jake’s Market and Proctor’s large white Admissions building). Cross two bridges, then turn right onto Blackwater Lane. Travel time from Concord is 25 minutes; from New London, 15 minutes.