Author: Melissa Williamson

Color Tours Coming Soon!

Mont Ripley will once again be offering chairlift rides for fall color viewing. Come see the spectacular fall colors and overlook the Michigan Tech campus from the top of Mont Ripley.

Michigan Tech Family Weekend
Friday, September 29: 3 pm-7 pm
Saturday, September 30: 10 am-7 pm
Sunday, October 1: 10 am-7 pm

Saturday, October 7: 12 pm-6:30 pm
Sunday, October 8: 12 pm-6:30 pm

Saturday, October 14: 12 pm-6:30 pm
Sunday, October 15: 12 pm-6:30 pm

Dates and times subject to change due to weather and colors

Buy Advanced Tickets
$10 Adults
$8 Michigan Tech Student (with ID)
Children 10 and under free with an adult

CASH ONLY if paying at the lift

Proceeds from color tours benefit Mont Ripley chair lift improvement projects, Mont Ripley’s Volunteer Ski Patrol, and the new Copper Country Snowsports Club.

Fall view of Michigan Tech campus from the top of Mont Ripley

Thank you for a great season!

Mont Ripley wishes to thank the Michigan Tech Faculty, Staff, and Students, the Houghton and Hancock Communites, our Regional visitors and of course, our own Staff, for another amazing ski season!

Mother Nature only gave us 184″ of snow to work with, but we were able to make snow for 40 days. By using a total of 30.8 million gallons of water, we were able to have the hill open for 92 days this season. Thank you snowmakers!

Whether you visited us for the first time this year, or you’ve been a passholder for decades, we thank each of you for your continued support of Mont Ripley and look forward to providing you with more amazing skiing in the future.

Happy Spring!

Change of Season

DATE CHANGE-Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Due to the unpredictable weather that’s coming our way on Friday, we’ve opted to postpone the Annual Easter Egg Hunt until March 25th beginning at 10:00 am!

1000’s of eggs filled with candy and prizes will be hidden all over Mont Ripley.
Find the GOLDEN EGGS with even bigger prizes – including a mountain bike from Hancock Bike Shop, and a 2023-2024 Season Pass!

Lift Ticket or Tube Park Ticket required for access.
Exclusive 4 and under area with walk-up access. No ticket required.

5 Star Reviews

Thank you to the guests who left these 5 star reviews recently!

We were there today for a high school race. The hill was in great shape… we travel around to a lot of hills in the U.P., the lady who cooks at the food court [Sandy] is not only such a wonderful welcoming individual, her food quality is as a Chef! You expect to pay a whole bunch for a little food at a ski hill, but under her direction…. you get more than what you are use to expect (plus, it’s soooo good!) Great place to visit when you want to experience FULL winter when it may not be happening anywhere else…. a good bet.

-Eric B.

Rental service is awesome, staff is friendly and helpful. Food is good and the ski hill is groomed and has two lifts and a tbar.

Awesome lil place right in town.

-Michael S.

Rental Reminders

Mont Ripley rental equipment is for use AT MONT RIPLEY ONLY.

We have had several requests for daily and overnight rentals to be taken to Mount Bohemia. We are sorry that we are unable to provide that service at this time. The skis or boards necessary to ski or ride Boho need to be a much different level of advanced equipment than what we supply with our rental fleet.

All equipment, whether seasonal or daily, that is rented from Mont Ripley must be returned to the rental area at the end of the night.

Thank you for skiing and boarding at Mont Ripley, and for helping to take care of our rental equipment by returning it every night.

Tube Park CLOSED

The Mont Ripley Tube Park is not yet open for the season.

Keep a close watch on the tube park page – we will announce an opening day in Mid January!

Tubing will open in January!

Thank you for your patience. We are all so excited to get the tube park open. In an effort to re-open the rest of the hill with limited natural snowfall, we are concentrating our snowmaking efforts into making snow on the remaining skiable terrian, before switching gears to make snow in the terrian park.

begin Monday, January 2, 2023

Monday-Thursday: 3 pm – 9 pm
Friday: 1 pm – 9 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Closing early 12/22/22

Mont Ripley will close early tonight (12/22/22) due to an emergency request of UPPCO.

UPPCO has inacted an emergency shut down of all interruptible power in order to supply the increased demand for power to homes in the Houghton and Hancock area during the storm.

We will plan to reopen tomorrow at 10 am provided the emergany demand has passed.

Holiday Hours:
Saturday, December 24th 10 am – 3 pm
Monday December 26 – Sunday, January 1, 2023 10 am – 5 pm

Prime Season Hours begin January 2, 2023:
Monday- Thursday 3 pm – 9pm
Friday 1 pm – 9 pm
Saturday-Sunday 10 am -5 pm

The Ticket Office opens at 9 am daily