“For the first time since 1994, Copper Peak, the iconic ski flying jump in Ironwood, Michigan, will once again play host to an another international competition on May 12, 2018. This time, however, the competition and format will look completely different from what gained the jump world-renowned recognition.” The Red Bull 400’s website goes on to describe this as the world’s toughest 400 meter race–and YOU could be part of it. They are accepting 400 registrants and you have 7 different registration options to pick from with registration cost starting at $40 for the group discount to $1,200 for a corporate sponsorship which includes 25 participant tickets.
The heat’s are broken down into the following categories and while the race is currently sold out, it is TOTALLY worth it to get your name on the waitlist:
Individual Men’s and Women’s Solo
Red Bull 400 Solo Group Discount (10 participants)
Red Bull 400 Individual Ski Patrol / Fire / EMS / Military / Police discount
Individual Men’s and Women’s Custom Heat Time
Red Bull 400 Heat Buyout (corporate option).
Only a 45 minute drive from beautiful Ashland, Wisconsin and our own Mission Springs Resort you could be part of, as a former participant puts it, “one of the most savage fitness events I have ever done.”
Tom Blackett Fitness says on Twitter:
“I’m considering making a return to Europe’s steepest race this year. The Red Bull 400 in Slovenia’s Planica valley is one of the most savage fitness events I’ve ever done. It took me 9.5 mins when I did it in 2016. The winner did it in 5! My whole body was in absolute agony but all in all it was a great event and great trip. I think I’m gonna go for it.”
If you prefer to experience the majestically breathtaking views of Copper Peak without the crowd, visit in the summer and fall when they are open for tours. It is well worth the drive.
For a small fee you will take an 800 feet chair lift ride above the trees to the crest of the hill (which is a 360-foot copper bearing volcanic outcrop) and then take the 18 story elevator to the main observation deck. From there, if you are braver than I am, you will be able to walk up another 8 stories to the top of the starting deck where the views are phenomenal, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing painting the skyline with a variety of colors more beautiful and breathtaking than anything you have ever seen.
The Northland has so many amazing outdoor sights and activities. You will easily be able to spend a week and still wish you had an extra day to fit it all in. From vineyards and orchards to waterfalls, fat bike trails through the woods to kayaking through the sea caves. Make Mission Springs Resort in Ashland, Wisconsin the launching point of the most unforgettable vacation of your life.
Mission Springs Resort is located just minutes away from the Apostle Islands and is hands down the perfect launching pad for your adventured filled Northern Wisconsin vacation. Nestled amongst the trees and on the shores of Lake Superior you can relax in front of your camp fire at the beach after a busy day exploring the area. It only takes a few minutes to check availability and book online or feel free to call us at 715-209-8321.
Start planning your unforgettable vacation today!
Photo Credit: Tom Ruppe