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.

Days and Hours of Operation

January 2 - March 8

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ticket Office opens at 10:00 am daily.

Mont Ripley Snow Report

Mont Ripley Ski Area

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Full Report

Parks and Pipes

Terrain ParkNumber of ParksNumber of Features
Half PipieHalf Pipe CommentsLast Cut
N/A N/A N/As
Night SkiingTubingNight TubingTubing Lanes
No No No 0

Mountain Stats

Top ElevationVertical DropTotal TrailsSkiable Acres
1080 ft/329 m 440
Base ElevationLift CapacitySkiable MilesNight Skiing Trails
640 ft/195 m 2400 5 16
GondolaSix PackQuads DetachableQuads Fixed
0 0 0 0
TriplesDoublesSurface LiftsOthers / Magic Carpet
0 2 1 0

% of Acres22
% of Trails30

% of Acres30
% of Trails30

% of Acres43
% of Trails35

% of Acres9
% of Trails5
Rental EquipmentAvailableFor ChildrenFor Adults
Alpine Yes Yes Yes
SnowBoard Yes Yes Yes
Telemark Yes No Yes
SnowSkates Yes Yes Yes

About Us

The Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. (MSAA) is a non-profit trade association, which represents the interests of ski areas located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. is to represent the interests of the membership by providing resources that enhance the quality of service and product provided to the public, and to foster, stimulate and promote safety, education and growth in the industry.

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