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FIS Ski Jumping returns to Michigan

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Copper Peak, near Ironwood MI (Indianhead, Big Powderhorn, etc) in the far western UP is set to re-grade their ski flying hill into a ski-jumping hill and resume competitions there for the first time in almost 20 years.

 

Ski Flying differs from ski jumping in that it's bigger with longer hang times.  Copper Peak, built in 1969, was the only ski flying facility in North America, but as the sport grew bigger it became one of the smaller ski flying hills and dropped off of the world circuit.  The directors have just decided to re-purpose it as a ski jumping hill (regrade the landing area and make other improvements to bring it up to FIS spec)

 

 

http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/543616/Copper-Peak-looks-for-comeback-to-world-stage.html?nav=5002

 

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How do you get there?

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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 

How do you get there?

 

You get in the car and drive. And then you drive some more, and then some more, and just when you think you'll never get there you drive a bit more and you are there.

 

 

 

 

 

It's slightly farther than Houghton, MI:

 

 

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