Copper Peak Michigan

Race UP North America’s Only Ski Flying Hill This Summer

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Want to race up the biggest ski jump in North America? Well, now’s your chance.

Copper Peak; Photo by Bradley Nelson, Red Bull Content Pool

The Red Bull 400 is a gut-buster of a race. Coined the “world’s steepest 400-meter,” the event is certain to redline your heart rate.

This year, it will take place in Michigan for the first time, where competitors will scale the epic Copper Peak, an iconic ski flying hill.

red bull 400 competitor exhausted
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Race Up Copper Peak

Copper Peak is the only “ski flying” hill in the United States. Larger than its ski jumping brethren, there are only six ski flying hills in the world.


Copper Peak hasn’t seen a ski flying competition since 1994. But facility organizers hope “to re-establish Copper Peak as the western hemisphere’s biggest active ski jump.”

It plans to host the Summer Grand Prix competitions and showcase Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as a “global outdoor recreation destination.”

Competing in a Red Bull 400

And the Red Bull 400 is a showcase to behold.

On May 12, competitors will claw their way up 40 stories to the top of the ski jump in a crazily painful 400-meter run.

Sound like “fun”? Registration costs $50.00 per person, and only 400 spots are available.

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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.
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