International Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill and Recreation Complex
Copper Peak is the only ski flying hill in the Western Hemisphere and has the world’s largest artificial ski slide. This mammoth structure rises some 241 feet above the crest of Chippewa Hill, a copper-bearing rock outcrop. An 18 story elevator provides access to the observation deck. Climbing the additional 60 feet stairs to the top starting gate will allow the visitor to “experience” the feelings of the ski flyer about to launch himself down the 469 foot inrun.
Copper Peak provides the visitor with the most unique panoramic views found anywhere in the Midwest. From the top of Copper Peak it is possible to see 40 or more miles in every direction. The fall colors of the mixed conifers and hardwoods of the Ottawa National Forest and the Black River Scenic Byway are unequaled anywhere.
The view overlooking Lake Superior, The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park is truly impressive. Bring your binoculars if you want to see the hills near Grand Marais, MN or Isle Royle National Park some 70 miles to the north. Bring your camera as Copper Peak is a photographers dream. Click here for more info