By: Richard Jenkins IRONWOOD — While the process is taking longer than initially expected, Copper Peak supporters in the Michigan legislature hope to vote on a pair of bills to provide funding for the ski flying hill’s renovations by the end of the year. State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, has introduced Senate Bill 0523; while […]
By: Richard Jenkins IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – Supporters of the effort to bring ski flying back to Copper Peak were optimistic the effort will receive state funding Wednesday as they gathered at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort to hear a brief update on progress and meet Horst Tielmann, one of the officials overseeing ski jumping for the International Ski Federation. […]
LANSING – Copper Peak officials testified on behalf of getting ski flying to return to Copper Peak in a recent trip to Lansing. On Sept. 20, Copper Peak’s fundraising co-chairs Billy Demong and Bob Jacquart, along with Copper Peak Executive Director John Heilig, testified in support of the future of Copper Peak. The Senate Commerce […]
On September 20, 2017, Copper Peak’s Fundraising Co-Chairs, Billy Demong and Bob Jacquart, along with Copper Peak’s Executive Director, John Heilig, made a trip down to Lansing, MI to testify on behalf of the future of Copper Peak. The Senate Commerce Committee was briefed on Copper Peak, a man-made “ski flying” launch in the Western […]
Detroit Free Press Article – Ultimate Michigan Summer Sports Bucket List: 50 Activities You Must Try
Copper Peak was featured in the Detroit Free Press as #7 for the Ultimate Michigan Summer Sports Bucket List: 50 Activities You Must Try! Click here to view the article.
Exciting news for Copper Peak! Copper Peak has received a grant of $125,000 from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. For more information, refer to the press release below.
As you have seen, planning and fundraising continue to move forward here at Copper Peak! We have the support of the International Ski Federation and have received input from some of the brightest, most experienced hill designers and engineers in the world. Due to a variety of factors, including fundraising efforts, weather and engineering needs, […]
OCTOBER 2016 – The International Ski Federation has approved a renovated profile for the Copper Peak ski flying hill near Ironwood, Michigan.
Copper Peak Founders Circle of Champions will recognize top-level donors IRONWOOD, MI (September 16, 2016) – Copper Peak has launched the Founders Circle of Champions, an exclusive recognition for Copper Peak’s top-level campaign donors, as they continue to raise funds to transform the peak into the world’s premier ski jumping summer training facility and a […]
From MLive.com UPPER PENINSULA — Even after ski flying competitions ceased there in 1994, Copper Peak remained an attraction unto itself in the Upper Peninsula. The ski ramp, billed as the “largest ski jump on the American continent,” draws more than 10,000 visitors annually who want to catch the view from the 26-story top gate. […]