Mont Ripley





Ski Resort Profile


Mont Ripley
Michigan
United States
Phone: 906 487-2340


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About the Ski Resort

Mont Ripley Ski hill is operated by Michigan Tech University. This small area provides the skier with a comfortable chalet featuring a cafeteria and lockers as well as a ski shop and ski school. The area is also well known for its professional National Ski Patrol unit.

Mont Ripley is located on Michigan Highway 26, approximately 1/2 mile east of the vertical lift bridge that connects Houghton and Hancock. The ski area is located in the Keweenaw Peninsula, rich in copper mining history, and sits adjacent to the Keweenaw National Historic Park. Beginning as well as advanced skiers will find Mont Ripley ideally suited to their needs. Runs range from 2,000 to 2,500 feet with a 423-foot vertical drop that provides plenty of challenge for the advanced skier, while beginners can take advantage of the midway unloading station, where the descent is wide and gentle. Two new runs were added in 1992. Lookout is more difficult while Racer's Ridge appeals to the intermediate skier. The year 1993 saw the completion of Bonsai, a very difficult and narrow mogul-filled run, which brings Ripley's total to 12 exciting and challenging runs. The entire east side of the area is now lighted for night skiing with more improvements planned for the future.


Ski resort area details


Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No
 

 Easiest:  25 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  25 %

 Experts only:  --
AVERAGE USER RATING

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0



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Mountain Statistics


Base elevation:  2,078 ft
Summit elevation:  2,501 ft
Vertical drop:  423 ft
Skiable area:  0 acres
Annual snowfall:  130 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
 
Number of trails:  16
Number of lifts:  2
Types of lifts:  


Ski Resort Services


Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  No
 
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
 
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes


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Ski Resort directions


Mont Ripley ski area is located on Michigan Highway 26, half a mile east of the vertical lift bridge that connects Houghton and Hancock. The ski area is on the Keweenaw Peninsula, adjacent to the Keweenaw National Historic Park.