Driving down the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway there is a spot where to road curves and you can see a massive metal structure the overlooks high above the trees. It is the Copper Peak Ski Jump and it is the worlds largest artificial ski jump. It was built in 1969 and stands 1782 feet above sea level. It is the 6th largest ski jump in the world but it has not been used by skiers since 1994.
Visitors can ride the chair lift to the jump and then the elevator to the top of it. I did not have time to do it when I was there but hope to get back there again someday. I have take a lot of photos of it but I can convey how large it is in a photo. I could not imagine jumping off of it. I think you would have to be a little crazy or a lot crazy to be a ski jumper.
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