Mont Ripley Ski Area

Skiing, snowboarding, and tubing for Michigan Technological University and the public. As the oldest ski area in Michigan and snowiest city in the Midwest, Mont Ripley is a true alpine town experience: Twenty-two trailsterrain parktubing park, 112 acres, and a scenic overlook of the Keweenaw Waterway. 

Mont Ripley welcomes all snow enthusiasts. The ski area is owned by Michigan Technological University and sits in the middle of Houghton and Hancock. Mont Ripley is amazingly convenient: minutes from great lodging, restaurants, microbreweries, nightclubs, and shopping. Mont Ripley is a star attraction of the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, 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
  • Tubing Park—3 lanes, 1 handle tow
  • 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 third snowiest city in America by the Weather Channel), not only will you have more opportunity to ski some fresh powder, but its 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, it is famous for its challenging terrain. From its urban backcountry glades to the 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.

Get Ready for Ripley

Ski Trail Map

Mont Ripley's downhill ski trail map

Want a more exciting view of Mont Ripley’s trails? Take a virtual tour with Trail Genius! Mont Ripley is the first ski area in the country to offer this exciting trail perspective.

Planning Your Visit

Finding Mont Ripley

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