Copper Peak in Michigan - Red Bull 400

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Copper Peak in Ironwood, Michigan has quite a heritage as a ski jump hill, but there hasn't been a ski jump competition on it since the 1990s.
    Red Bull is taking their uphill running race to Ironwood on May 12th, 2018
    Take a look at this short video to see some of the history and the intensity of this race.

    This video isn't the same one in the Red Bull link, but still cool.
     
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    Wow... I had no idea that existed.... or that people would want to run up it! :eek:
     
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    @Kneale Brownson has a picture of it from one of his trips to the UP
    My nephew’s school took a camping trip to the UP and had a blast climbing it.
    It used to be a pretty big deal
     
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    I think climbing it would be fun (though it would take me a while). But running up it is beyond me.
     


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    I think I'd need several 4 minutes rests on the way up!
     
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    You and me both.
     
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    Sammy Carlson did go backward off it 2 years ago. :)

     
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    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    Wonder if all the snow will be gone. :)
     
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