IRONWOOD, MI – For the first time since 1994, Copper Peak, the iconic ski flying hill in Ironwood, Michigan, will once again play host to another international competition on May 12, 2018. This time, however, the competition and format will look completely different from what gained the jump worldwide recognition. The event will be none […]
Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau LANSING — The House Michigan Competitiveness Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would siphon $1.9 million a year in tax revenues that are earmarked for Cobo Center and shift that money to recreation projects in northern Michigan, including a ski jump in Ironwood that hasn’t been used for that […]
IRONWOOD – On November 29, 2017, Copper Peak’s Fundraising Co-Chairs, Billy Demong and Bob Jacquart, along with Copper Peak’s Marketing Director, Kassi Huotari, traveled to Lansing, MI, to testify on behalf of the future of Copper Peak. The House Competitiveness Committee was briefed on Copper Peak, a man-made “ski flying” launch in the western Upper […]
Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau LANSING — The imagery is majestic: a solitary ski jump rising more than 267 feet into the sky from the top of Chippewa Hill, sprouting from an Upper Peninsula forest, surrounded only by trees and a vibrant blue sky. Even though it hasn’t been used for ski jumping competition since 1994, […]
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 […]
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.