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Mont Ripley, Hancock

#15 of 15 in Winter Sports in Upper Peninsula
Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Mont Ripley is a ski hill located in Franklin Township, Houghton County, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The site is just outside the cities of Hancock and Houghton. It is owned by Michigan Technological University. It was founded in the early 1900s by Fred Pabst Jr. (and managed by Fred Lonsdorf). With the addition of snow making in 2000, the season has been extended from late November to late March or early April.

Mont Ripley is known for its challenging terrain and views of Houghton, Portage Lake and the Huron Mountains. It is also commonly used by racers.
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  • I can't comment on this as a ski hill but the view on a clear July evening was spectacular and we could see the Huron Mountains  more »
  • This is a challenging hill with a small, but adequate beginners area. With all the powder off of Lake Superior you have one of the snowiest ski hills in the Midwest with a large ski bowel and glade...  more »
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