We are a small organization that loves community and outdoor adventure. Every team member contributes to bringing a top HAT experience to customers.
HAT is here for the community, by the community, and with the community.
Hanover Adventure Tours (HAT) opened in June 2019 originally as a hiker hostel (the Norwich Hiker Hostel). The goal was always to have a bike shop as well, and after our first season as a hostel we expanded to include bike rentals and sales. As we grew, we have expanded to offer all sorts of adventure equipment and experiences throughout New England. The original idea came from Robert Chambers who loved adventuring and the hiker community. He and his daughter biked across the country in 2011 and he continued to have a love of the sport. As he grew older, he wanted to still bike with ease, so he discovered electric biking. Robert passed away in 2021 and the HAT mission to provide a great outdoor adventure for all is still alive and well! Including 'The Frosty Fund' to raise money for healthcare workers to enjoy the great outdoors as a sincere thank you for all the hard work they do.
Owner & Executive Director
Kim grew up in Hanover, NH and attended Loyola University Maryland where she studied marketing and rowed competitively. Kim has a master's degree from the Harvard Extension School in Management with Certificates in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Strategic Management. Growing up in the area she was a manager at Ramunto's Brick n' Brew and interned at Tuck School of Business in communications.
Kim currently lives in Boston and works as a Senior Marketing Manager at Examity. Having grown up in the Upper Valley she completed many long-distance bike trips, including biking across the United States, with her Dad (Robert Chambers the founder of HAT). With a love of traveling and culture, Kim has been to over 20 countries and is always ready for the next adventure. In her free time, she enjoys rowing, biking, hiking, and skiing.
Tom is a third generation hotelier, who grew up in New York City, living and working in hotels his father managed. At age nine, Tom went right to work washing dishes and continued to hold a hotel job through college. Graduating from Denver University School of Hotel & Restaurant Management, Tom started his career at The Plaza Hotel where he met his wife, Cindy. Following The Plaza, Tom’s background in hotel management includes The Williamsburg Inn, Colonial Williamsburg; Pointe Resorts in Arizona; The Woodstock Inn and Resort, Kedron Valley Inn (owner and managing partner), both in Woodstock, Vermont; The Inn at Little Washington, Virginia, The Colony Hotel Palm Beach and Henry’s Fork Lodge, Idaho.
Tom is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys running, hiking and mountain biking and has run and biked competitively including 50 & 100 mile Ultra marathons. Tom and Cindy reside in Woodstock, Vermont and have two grown children and their beloved Dachshund Stuart.
Jacob grew up in the Upper Valley and has developed a love of all things adventure having such great access here in Vermont and New Hampshire. Showcasing this beautiful area is a passion he's gained through leading crews with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and many seasons as a ski instructor. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors hiking, climbing, biking, and skiing.
Andrea is an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast from South Florida. She has a diverse hospitality background, ranging from the Biltmore Hotel in Miami to glamping campgrounds on the California coast. She recently relocated to Vermont and is ready for the New England experience. In her free time, you can find her running, swimming, or on a hiking excursion.
Ruthy spent her childhood in many different countries, but after living in, and experiencing some of the world's best hiking trails in New Zealand, moved to Norwich, VT. She studied graphic design at Lyndon State College and currently works for Horsley Witten Group, Inc., in Sandwich, MA. Her passions include rowing, hiking, skiing, and enjoying a good camp fire with friends!
Hanover Adventure Tours does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in access to, treatment in, or employment in its activities and accommodations.
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