International Student Ski Day—Mont Ripley Ski Hill

Saturday, January 25, 2014

IPS, Mont Ripley and the Graduate Student Government are hosting an international student ski day at Mont Ripley. All international students and their family and friends are invited us for a great day of downhill skiing at reduced prices. Snacks and hot tea will be provided in a private warming room that has a fireplace (very nice). Hot chocolate, soup, hamburgers, hotdogs, etc. can be purchased at the main lodge.

Mont Ripley offers high-quality instruction for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Lessons are important. They teach safety techniques that make skiing and snowboarding more fun! Lessons will be taught at 11:00 am or 2:30 pm. Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your lesson to pick up your equipment.

Lesson and equipment rental fees are per person:

  • $12 for skis or snowboard rental (includes boots and poles)
  • $5 for ski or snowboard lesson
  • $11 for lift ticket* (non-Michigan Tech student)
    *The Michigan Tech "Experience Tech" fee covers the use of Mont Ripley for current MTU students. During the ski season, students will be required to show their student ID at the ticket office to get a daily ticket each time they come to the hill.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 20 at the IPS Office until by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23. Fees are non-refundable and discounts are only good for the day of the event. The following information must be included for each person you register:

  • first and last name
  • Michigan Tech e-mail address
  • age (if under 18)
  • desired ski lesson time (11:00 am or 2:30 pm)
  • skiing ability (first time, beginner or experienced)
  • shoe size (U.S. measurement)
  • height (U.S. measurement)

Need a ride? 

Transportation will be provided to and from the ski hill between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you are taking a ski or snowboard lesson, you must arrive at the ski hill at least 45 minutes prior to your lesson.

Check with your international student organization, call the Houghton Transit at 482-6092, Neil’s Taxi at 482-5515, or Copper Country Limo and Taxi at 370-4761. Note: the cost for a taxi ride from campus to Mont Ripley is only $6, and this can be divided among everyone in the taxi.

NOTE: the ski hill will be open to the general public on January 25, and rental reservations are limited. Please arrive early so you have the best chance to get what you need. *Register at IPS only if you need to rent equipment and/or sign-up for a lesson.

Please read the FAQ if you have questions or feel free to e-mail Bob Wenc at, or call 487-2160. We hope you will get outdoors and have fun in the snow!