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Summer & Fall Copper Peak Tours

International Ski Flying Hill and Recreation Complex

Copper Peak is open to visitors daily during the summer months from Memorial Day weekend throughout the Labor Day Weekend. Thereafter the facility is open on weekends through the spectacular fall color season which runs to about mid October. Operational times are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Daylight Saving Time. Chairlift and elevator rides are provided to the observation platforms. The chalet houses a gift shop and ski flying museum. Other special events are planned throughout the year.

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.

Michigan Historic Site

In 1974 Copper Peak was declared a Michigan Historic Site (No. 274) because of its unique role as part of the "copper rush" of the mid 1840's. There are four copper mining exploratory mining pits in the hillside. A 103 pound piece of native copper was unearthed in the construction of Copper Peak. The Trap rock formation upon which the ski flying hill is built is found throughout the Keweenaw Copper Mining District (1845-1995) which extends some 150 miles to the northeast. From the upper observation platform it is possible to identify numerous historical mining sites in the Porcupine Wilderness State Park to the northwest and many other copper mining sites to the east.


Mountain Biking -- Copper Peak has nearly twelve miles of mountain bike trails (which also serve as snow shoe and cross-country ski trails during the winter months). Cyclists can load their bikes on the chairlift and ride to the crest of the hill, then ride down the hill to the Black River Valley some 500 feet below.

Paintball -- (By group reservation only). For those who enjoy the competition of this outdoor activity, a challenging paintball course has been established on the site.

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