About Mont Ripley

Mont Ripley 2013 Commercial

Mont Ripley welcomes all snow enthusiasts.  The ski area is owned by Michigan Technological University and sits in the middle of the cities of Houghton and Hancock.  Mont Ripley is amazingly convenient and just minutes from great lodging, restaurants, microbreweries, nightclubs, and shopping.  Mont Ripley is a star attraction of the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula and is home to the most snow in the Midwest.

  • 24 Trails
  • 440' Vertical Drop
  • 112 Acres of Skiable Terrain
  • 100% Night Skiing and Snowmaking
  • Six Different Glade Runs
  • Three Lifts
  • One mile from the Michigan Tech campus
  • Powder Bowls, Beginner Hills to Expert Runs, Cruisers to Bumps, Racers to Glades
  • Terrain Parks With Jumps and Slides

Because Mont Ripley is in the snowiest town in the Midwest (Hancock, Michigan, was designated the third snowiest city in America by the Weather Channel), not only will you have more opportunity to ski some fresh powder, but also our groomed runs are velvety soft corduroy in which hero turns can be made!  Although Mont Ripley has a great learning area with a learn-to program to fit your needs and wallet, we are famous for our challenging terrain.  From our urban back country glades to our terrain parks with more than thirty features with both jumps and slides to challenge your abilities, Mont Ripley is that hidden gem you've been looking for.