Category: Events

SnoComp February 8th!

Winter Carnival starts this week! On Saturday we will be hosting our annual SnoComp event. Sign will be from 10 am-12 pm! The competition will begin at noon! Entry is $10, and every contestant MUST sign waiver and have a helmet. Classes range with boys, girls: 15 and below, and 16 and up. Prizes include skis, snowboard, hats, wax, gloves, goggles, and more. Best tick in slope-style wins the Noah Sirdenis Amplitude Award including; Jacket, hat, goggles, and gloves! So head over to Mont Ripley this Saturday February 8th to participate and/or watch this huge annual event!!!

Open For The Season!

Due to the amount of snow we have been able to make, along with the wonderful winter weather we have been given so far, Mont Ripley will be opening for the season on Friday December 13. Our hours will consist of Mon – Fri 3 – 9 pm and Sat & Sun 10 – 5 pm for this coming week. Our hours of operation will then reflect our posted times. Come enjoy this season with us starting this Friday, and as always Think Snow!

Mont Ripley Opening!!

We have been actively making snow around the clock here at Mont Ripley. With the combined efforts of Heikki Lunta and ourselves we will be opening up the ski area Saturday Dec. 7th and Sunday Dec. 8th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. The T-bar lift will be open allowing access to “That Road,” “Center Bowl” and “Toots Tumble.” We are in early season so our rates are $25.00 for lift ticket and $10 rental. We will again close Monday – Thursday as we continue making snow to open more lifts and runs for the following weekend.

Fall Events At Ripley

We have been busy over the summer making improvements to Mont Ripley including hauling hundred of loads of dirt to fill in low spots on the hill.  We completely disassembled the Husky Chair Lift for regular maintenance and are in the process of putting it back together.  This is going to be a great ski and snowboard season!

To get back into things we have several events planned for this fall.  Fall color tour chair lift rides begin Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and continue the following weekend.  Friday, October 11, rides are available from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.  Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13 rides will be from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.  Cost of the ride is just $5 or $4 for Michigan Tech students.

The annual MRRT Ski Swap fundraiser at Mont Ripley is coming up the following weekend on October 19.  Equipment drop off is that morning and the night before.

The Ski and Snowboard Club at Michigan Tech will be presenting the movie “Into the Mind” on October 11 at 9:00 pm for ages 18 and up and October 12 at 7:30 pm for all ages at the Continental Fire Co in Houghton.  Tickets are just $5 and are available online along with more information at