Ski, snowboard, and tube Mont Ripley. The oldest ski area in the state and the most snow in the Midwest! Mont Ripley, owned by Michigan Technological University and located just two miles from campus, is minutes from Houghton and Hancock. Twenty-four runs, a terrain park, and a scenic overlook of the Keweenaw Waterway—the public is welcome!


Snow/Trail Report

Fast Facts
Trails Open25
Lifts Open3
Snow BaseUp to 49"
New Snow1"
Total Snowfall to Date225"
Percent Open 100%
Surface Conditions: Packed and Groomed
Last Updated: 2/17/18

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2017 International Ski Day

Hours of Operation

Early Season

(Dec 1–Dec 21)
Mon–Thurs: 3–9 p.m.
Friday: 3–9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Holiday Hours

(Dec 22–Jan 1)
Dec 22: 12 p.m.–9 p.m.
Dec 23: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Dec 24: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Dec 25: Closed
Dec 26-Jan 1: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Prime Season

(Jan 2–March 9)
Mon-Thurs: 3–9 p.m.
Friday: 1–9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Spring Season

(March 10–25)
Mon-Thurs 4-8 p.m. or
Closed or
or TBA
Friday 4-8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


100% night skiing and snowmaking. Three lifts. Visit us today!