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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.

What do we do over the summer?

Have you ever wondered what happens at Mont Ripley over the summer?

Ski hill operations is a year round job. Over the summer months, the operations crew at Mont Ripley do all of the projects needed to provide you with the excellence skiing you have become accustomed to, and to keep our ski area operating safely.

This year is no exception. In addition to regular maintenance, we are taking advice from our industry leaders and following the direction of the University Administration as they take the appropriate steps to help us reopen safely.

While we plan on operating as normal by winter, we are diligently preparing for changes to make our operations safer due to the current COVID-19 concerns.

Follow the MTU Flex Team’s reopening updates. And until we see you again, stay home and stay safe.

Annual Customer & Student Surveys

Thank you for being a Mont Ripley customer.

We value our relationships with each of you and thank you for being our loyal customers.
We look forward to continuing to serve you to the best of our ability next season.
Please take a few minutes to help us by filling out one of the annual surveys below. Your opinion and feedback is greatly appreciated.
MTU Students:

Community Members:
Wishing you health and happiness in the months ahead.We look forward to seeing you all again next season.

Closed for remainder of the season

Due to increased concerns about the COVID-19 virus, and the closing of even more public places in our area, Mont Ripley and  Michigan Technological University have made the difficult decision to suspend operations for the remainder of the 2020 season.
The Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for March 21st and the Banked Slalom Race scheduled for March 28th have been cancelled.
Thank you for your outpouring of support of Mont Ripley this season. WE KNOW how much this ski hill means to everyone. We promise to come back next winter better than ever.

Safe home, stay safe and well. We’ll see you on the other side of this.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Back by popular demand! The Annual Mont Ripley Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 21st beginning at 10:00 a.m.

1000’s of eggs filled with candy and prizes will be scattered over the entire hill. Including a limited amount of Golden Eggs containing the opportunity for the Grand Prizes!

Grand Prizes include a new bicycle donated by Hancock Bike Shop, a 2021 Season Pass, Mont Ripley swag bags, and much more!

All ages Welcome. Lift Tickets or Tube Park Tickets required for most eggs. Exclusive Toddler area for ages 4 and under (no lift ticket required for walk up area)

Good as Gold Egg Sponsors

Join us March 21st beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Thank you International Students!

On Sunday, January 26th Mont Ripley hosted our Annual International Day for Michigan Tech students.

We wish to extend a special thank you to Laura Givens, Bob Wentz and the International Program & Services Office for their volunteers, organization and help preparing for the day.

Students enjoyed a day full of skiing and snowboarding lessons, and snow tubing.

Mont Ripley would like to offer a discounted rate on rental equipment and lessons and invite all International Day participants to join us again!

$20.00 rental package (skis or snowboard, boots, helmet)
$40.00 rental & 1.5 hour lesson (1 on 1 or group)

Stay tuned for photos and videos of the day highlighting the joy shared by all involved.

Thank you ISP and our International Guests!

After School and 4-H Classes are ON!

Mont Ripley After School and 4-H Programs WILL take place tonight beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Although the Houghton/Keweenaw County schools are closed today, Mont Ripley only cancels classes if the temperature is 0° at class time.

Enjoy your day off of school and come to Mont Ripley tonight for your ski and snowboard lessons and enjoy the fresh snow.

Quick reminder: If you need rental equipment and you have not yet been fitted, please arrive as early as possible prior to your lesson to avoid being late for class!