About Mont Ripley

Mont Ripley welcomes all snow enthusiasts. The ski area is owned by Michigan Technological University and sits only a few miles from campus. Mont Ripley is amazingly convenient: minutes from both downtown Houghton and Hancock, great lodging, restaurants, microbreweries, nightclubs, and shopping. Mont Ripley is a star attraction of the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, home to one of the snowiest cities in the Midwest.

  • 24 Trails
  • 440' Vertical Drop
  • 112 Acres of Skiable Terrain
  • Night Skiing 
  • Snowmaking
  • Six Different Glade Runs
  • Three Lifts
  • Tubing Park—3 lanes, 1 handle tow
  • Powder Bowls, Beginner Hills to Expert Runs, Cruisers to Bumps, Racers to Glades
  • Terrain Parks with Jumps and Slides

Because Mont Ripley is in one of the snowiest town in the Midwest not only will you have more opportunity to ski some fresh powder, but 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—including jumps and slides to challenge your abilities—Mont Ripley is that hidden gem you've been looking for.

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