Weston YMCA to host bus trip to Copper Peak Adventure Ride
On Thursday, October 3 a bus trip will be offered to the Upper Peninsula for a view of the fall colors. The first stop will be Copper Peak. This ski flying hill was built in 1969 by Lauren Larsen and hosted many World Cup ski jumping competitions. The Copper Peak Adventure Ride in Ironwood MI lets visitors rise to the same heights as the ski jumping athletes who have flown down the hill in years past. After an 800-foot chair lift ride to the crest of the hill (a 360 foot copper-bearing volcanic outcrop) visitors take an 18-story elevator to the main observations deck. Here you will get a beautiful view of the fall colors. If you are adventurous, you can than walk an additional 8 stories to the top starting gate.
Once at the top, you can enjoy the highest, most awe-inspiring, unobstructed vista in the Midwest overlooking over 2500 square miles, 3 states and even Canada on a clear day and Lake Superior.
Following this adventure the group will have a soup and sandwich lunch at Big Powderhorn Lodge before traveling to the George W Brown Jr Ojibwa Museum in Lac du Flambeau for a tour of this Native American museum.
The bus will depart the YMCA Aspirus Branch in Weston at 7:15am and return at approximately 7:30pm. The cost of the full day trip is $95 for members and $105 for non-members. You won’t want to miss this adventure. To register call the Y at 715-845-2177. Please register by September 12.