Copper Peak Inc.

Copper Peak Inc.

Copper Peak and Chippewa Hill where it sits, is a Michigan Historical Site (#292) because of its rich copper mining history. As a part of the “copper rush” of the mid-1840s, four exploratory pits were dug on the eastern and southern face of the hillside with several of them marked and accessible to visitors. While copper was found on the site, like so many other exploratory sites, the quantity did not warrant full scale mining.  Copper Peak visitors will find numerous historic markers and points of interest that tell the story of the unique iron and copper mining history of the area.

Copper Peak is the largest artificial ski jump in the world. The 35 degree, 469 foot, cantilevered inrun was constructed using 300 tons of COR-TEN steel in 1969 at a cost of just over $1 million.

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1238 Wall Street
Ironwood, MI 49938 

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906-932-3500 (Main)

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