Tell us about your season!

It’s time for the annual surveys!

We know the weather was crazy, and the season was way too short, but we made 39 million gallons of water into snow and skied 67 days, which isn’t bad for having less than 100″ of natural snow from Mother Nature!

If you skied or rode at Mont Ripley this winter we’d like to hear about your season!

Community members and Michigan Tech students are invited to fill out the annual surveys to help Mont Ripley continuously improve your experiences!



Thank you for your continued support of Mont Ripley!

Snowboarder at Mont Ripley

Save the Date!

On April 10, 2024, let’s come together for MTU’s 24-hour giving challenge, Give Back to the Pack. Whether you’re making a gift or spreading the word, your support can make a significant impact on the future of Mont Ripley and MTU.

Ready to give a gift today? Don’t wait!

To donate, simply visit our Give Back to the Pack fundraising page before April 11 at noon!

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will have a lasting effect on Michigan Tech and its students. Once you make your gift, be sure to share the message with others to further your impact!

Extended Hours for Winter Carnival!

What better place to celebrate winter than at Mont Ripley.

With Extended Hours for Winter Carnival!

Thursday, February 8: 12 pm – 9 pm

Friday, February 9: 12 pm – 9 pm
Tubing 1 pm – 8pm

Saturday, February 10: 10 am – 8 pm
Tubing 12 pm – 5 pm
Torchlight and Firework Finale 8:30 pm

Torchlight participants (ages 16 and over) meet at the chalet at 8 pm for safety briefing.

To serve you better during this busy celebration, lift tickets and rentals are available in advance through the online store.

Michigan Tech Students: Don’t forget your season passes! No daily tickets will be issued with ID’s Thursday-Sunday during Winter Carnival!

Discover MI Skiing Extended!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this program – Mont Ripley is excited to extended the Discover Michigan Skiing Lesson Packages through February!

This one-time Learn to Ski or Snowboard Program is brought to you by McDonalds and Michigan Snowsports Industries Association, and is available for any never-ever or beginner skier or snowboarder.

Book your lesson at Mont Ripley today for the low price of only $60.00! (Value $120.00) This amazing lesson package includes a 90 minute lesson, rental equipment and a daily lift ticket.

Learn to Ski or Snowboard today with Mont Ripley and Discover Michigan Skiing!

New Process for Michigan Tech Pass Requests

Michigan Tech students who want to receive a Mont Ripley Season Pass will now need to make thier requests in person and have photos taken at the chalet for pass processing. The previous links to the Google Application have been suspended.

To best serve the students and the community, it is recommended that students come in for the application, photos, and pass pick-up during non-peak hours. The Mont Ripley Office is open daily Monday – Friday at 9am – 9pm.

Rental Equipment is not included in the Experience Tech fee. If rentals are needed, you may RENT ONLINE HERE and go directly to the rental department for equipment pick-up.

Questions regarding the new pass pick-up process or rentals, may be directed to the Ripley Office at 906-487-2340 or

Big air at Mont Ripley

Tech Classes Begin Monday!

Welcome back from Winter Break, Huskies!

Ski and Snowboard classes begin Monday as scheduled.

To reduce wait times, and better serve all of our students and guests, all RENTAL EQUIPMENT for classes should be secured prior to the first day of class.
Equipment will be set up in advance and available for pick up in the rental pick up building (small green building outside the lower main entrance) prior to class times.

If you are renting for the first time, allow a minimum of 30 minutes to pick-up equipment and be ‘on snow ready’ prior to the start of class. Classes will meet in the RACE ROOM, (blue building west of the main chalet) on week 1.

Get your RENTAL EQUIPMENT TODAY and be ready for classes next week!

Contact Ripley Office at 906-487-2340 with questions.

CLOSED Tuesday, December 26

Due to continued high temperatures and rain, Mont Ripley will be closed Tuesday, December 26th- Friday, January 5th. We are currently planning to make snow beginning Saturday and rebuild the hill for skiing next week. We hope to resume regular operations on Saturday, January 6th at 10 am

Continue to check Facebook, Instagram and for the most recent updates on operations.

Mont Ripley’s Expansion Project

With 115 acres in the snowiest place in the Midwest, Mont Ripley is a vital recreation resource for Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw. As the University and community expand, there are opportunities for our facilities to grow. Will you show your support of Mont Ripley with a gift today?


Chalet Improvement/Expansion
The Mont Ripley Chalet was built in 1965 when Tech’s enrollment was 3,400. It is more than double that now, with 44 percent of the student body visiting the ski hill last winter.

Rendering of an Expanded Chalet

Top to Bottom Beginner Run
The addition of a new top-to-bottom beginner run would better serve guests of all abilities. The new green run would be established to the far east side of the current skiable terrain.

Top to Bottom Beginner Run

Additional Parking
By providing more convenient parking options, more community members can enjoy a day of skiing!

Expanded Parking Area

These previous capital projects for Mont Ripley have been successful:

  • An all-hill lighting system was installed in 1997 and allows for wintertime evening recreation.
  • Snow-making capability for the entire hill in 2006 and adds weeks to both ends of the season.
  • In 2007, the Copper Hoist chair lift was added, doubling our chair capacity.

Will you join us in our next steps to grow Mont Ripley?