Author: Melissa Williamson

A Courteous Reminder

The Ripley Rental Department would like to encourage all season renters to make rental reservations with a 30+ minute lead time prior to coming to the hill.

Rentals reserved with less than an adequate lead time can expect a delay in picking up equipment.

Due to increased need for rental equipment for our guests, Renters who make equipment reservations that are not picked-up will not be allowed to pre-reserve equipment on future visits.

Rental reservations are a courtesy and were intended to decrease your wait time and need to come inside the building. If issues with pick-ups continue to increase, it may become necessary to discontinue this service.

Reserve Your Rentals

Rental Equipment

Seasonal Renters

  • To eliminate your time inside, please fill out our new equipment reservation form to let us know when you’re coming and we’ll have your gear ready and waiting outside!
  • Or call to reserve your equipment before you arrive at 906-487-1587
  • If you must come inside, face coverings must be worn at all times while inside. 
QR code for rental Reservations

Scan and save this page to your mobile device for quick reservations on the go.

Holiday Hours

Mont Ripley opens for the season on Saturday, December 19th at 10 am, with the T-bar servicing That Road, Center Bowl and Toots Tumble.

We continue to make snow on the race course and West side of the hill, but those areas will continue to be closed temporarily.

Our Current Hours are:
Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 – 10 am to 5 pm
Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23 – 3 pm to 9 pm
Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) 10 am to 3 pm
Closed Christmas Day
Saturday, December 26 though Sunday January 3, 2021 – 10 am to 5 pm

We will resume Prime Season Hours on Monday, January 4, 2021

Skiing Santa

TouchNet Service Restored

Our online shop is back up today! Thank you for your patience and continued support during our outage.

As we prepare to open for skiing on Saturday, December 19th, we encourage all students and guests to purchase their passes and rental equipment online!

Mont Ripley’s New Outside Ticket Window is open for purchases and pass pick-up Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm.

We open for skiing at 10:00 am Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Online Shop Outage

TouchNet Outage as of 12/13/2020

We are continuing to experience an outage with our online store.

Rest assured we are working with the dedicated IT team at Michigan Technological University and our online TouchNet partners to restore service as quickly as possible!

Beginning Monday December 14th, we will be able to assist you with in-person and phone orders. Please wear your mask and come to the new outside ticket window for in-person service.

Due to the outage, we will be extending the $180.00 Group Rate price on Season Passes until January 1, 2021.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of Mont Ripley. We are looking forward to assisting you with getting your passes and equipment.

What’s happening at Mont Ripley?

Mont Ripley is preparing to open! However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, some things may look different for skiers and snowboarders this upcoming season.

The Ticket Office will remain open for ticket sales, but guests should per-purchase daily tickets, rentals and season passes online and utilize the new outside ticket window, on the upper east side deck, for ticket pick-up and transactions. Inside access to the chalet will be very limited.

Ripley Tune and Supply will remain open for shopping with limited capacity. Please observe capacity signs. DIY Tune drop off is available for your convenience.

Ripley Rental will remain open but seasonal rentals should be purchased online prior to the start of the season and/or classes.
Seasonal renters will be asked use the new online reservation system to requests your rental prior to your arrival.
Rental equipment will be ready for you outside in the new outdoor rental tent.

The Huski Cafe will remain open with a new online ordering system. (Still under construction) Limited indoor ordering will be available. Warming and dining tents are being added outside the main chalet to give guests a place to rest, warm up and be out of the weather without coming inside the chalet. Dining will remain outdoor only until further notice. Please observe are marked capacity signs in and around the hill.

Save this page for everything you need!

Thank you for your continued support of Mont Ripley. We are excited to have you as our guests, and we are dedicated to keeping you happy and healthy this winter. We will keep you updated throughout the season as things change. Visit our COVID-19 page for more information.

Black Friday & Shop Small Specials

Mont Ripley and Ripley Tune and Supply are offering Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday Specials Monday, November 23 through Saturday, November 28th!

Shop online for the Mont Ripley Specials! Click the yellow ‘Online Shop’ button in the upper right hand corner to visit our store.

Ripley Tune and Supply Specials valid in-store only! Drop off your ski and boards for a tune at a great price. And grab some stocking stuffers and Ripley gear for Christmas presents at 25% to 40% off!

Stay safe when shopping. Face masks are required. Please observe capacity limitations.

Eagle Scout Project

Mont Ripley wishes to Thank and Congratulate Tanner Guidas from Boy Scout Troop 207 (Houghton/Hancock) on the completion of his Eagle Scout Service Project.

As part of the Eagle Scout Service Project requirements, a Scout must “plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project…”

Tanner planned and organized a crew of volunteers that spent nearly 100 hours cutting, sanding, refinishing and replacing the seats on the tables in the chalet. These updates will keep the tables in good shape for Mont Ripley’s guests to use for many years to come.

Tanner is a junior at Houghton High School. He is active in sports and also a ski and snowboard instructor at Mont Ripley.

When asked why he choose this for his project, Tanner said “Mont Ripley is my second home in the winter. I knew that the picnic tables were in need of repair, and I wanted to do something for my project that meant something to me and included helping out one of my favorite places.”

Thank you, Tanner and Boy Scout Troop 207 for making Mont Ripley a part of your Eagle Scout Service Project.

❄Now Hiring ❄

Let it Snow, Let it Snow …Mont Ripley is now seeking reliable and hard-working people who love snow for multiple positions.

SNOWMAKERS-Midnight Shift. Starting in November. Must be over 18.

LIFT OPERATORS-Multiple Shifts available. Afternoons/Evenings and Weekends. December-March.

SKI & SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS-Part-time as needed for After School Programs, Weekends and Private Lessons. December-March

TICKET OFFICE-Part-Time or Full-Time position available. Afternoons/Evenings and possibly Weekends. November-March.

You may apply in person at the chalet, or email questions or interest to

Please adhere to COVID protocols by wearing a mask and filling out the visitor form at prior to applying in person.

Fall Color Tours!

Everyone’s favorite fall event is happening at Mont Ripley; Fall Color Tours!

Come take a chair lift ride from 12:00 am-7:00 pm on
Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27th
Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday, October 4th
Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th

Adults $5.00
MTU Students with ID $4.00
Children under 12 free with Adult
PLEASE bring proper change to limit cash handling

Proceeds benefit Mont Ripley Ski Patrol

Face coverings REQUIRED
while in lift line and while unable to maintain 6′ social distance outdoors. Please respect the rules and protocols put in place by Michigan Tech University to protect our patrons and community.