Copper Peak Trails Fest

SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2023

Come join an awesome mountain bike race and trail run set on the beautiful trails at North America’s largest ski jump!

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The Copper Peak Trails Fest course navigates down to the Black River then climbs 500+ vertical feet to the historic Copper Peak ski flying jump. The downhills are fast and flowy with jumps, rollers, berms, rock gardens and bridges. There will be a Sport Bike Race (7 miles), an Expert Bike Race (17 miles), a Kid’s Bike Race (1 mile) and a Trail Run (5 miles) on Saturday, followed by a 3 Stage Enduro Race on Sunday. We hope you can join us for this fun event!

Kwik Trip Little Rippers Kids Race

We love the Little Rippers! Get your kids ready for the Kwik Trip Little Rippers Kids Race on September 9 at Copper Peak Trails Fest! For only $15 your kids will race on a fun 1-mile or 1.8-mile course. All kids will receive a race t-shirt and a gift package courtesy of our sponsor Kwik Trip!

XC Race – Sport and Expert

Our signature event is our XC Race. This race takes you down to the river and then summits nearly 500 feet of elevation to the top of Copper Peak right under the jump and back down to the finish. Complete one lap for our Sport class or 3 laps for our Expert Class. Awards for top overall finishers and age groups.


In the enduro, your downhills are timed, but your uphills are not. You still need to pedal your way up though and it does count toward the overall cutoff. The enduro consists of three stages of downhills and a suggested transfer route to the top of each. Prizes are awarded for top overall finishers.

Trail Run

The trail run will take you approximately five miles down to the Black River and then summiting nearly 500 feet up to the top of Copper Peak right under the jump and back down again to the finish. Prizes are awarded to top overall and age groups.


Friday, September 8

5:00PM to 7:00PM

Packet Pickup & Late Registration

Cold Iron Brewing
Join us for a cold one and pick up your race packets or register for the race at Cold Iron Brewing from

Saturday, September 9


Packet Pickup

Day-of Packet Pickup and Late Registration at Copper Peak


5-Mile Trail Run

Registration Fee: $30 ($40 after 7/31)
One lap trail run all on the Copper Peak Singletrack Trails


Little Rippers Kids Race Presented by Kwik Trip

Registration Fee: $15
1-Mile or 1.8-Mile race on the beginner trail for kids 12 and under. All racers receive a t-shirt and Kwik Trip will be providing a gift for each kid!


Expert XC MTB Race

Registration Fee: $40 ($50 after 7/31)
A 17-mile XC Style race through the Copper Peak Trails


Sport XC MTB Race

Registration Fee: $40 ($50 after 7/31)
An 8-mile XC Style through the Copper Peak Trails


Awards Ceremony

Join us for awards following the races

Sunday, September 10


Copper Peak 3-Stage Enduro

Registration Fee: $40 ($50 after 7/31)
A 3-stage enduro style race where the downhills are timed but the uphills are not.

Dual Event Discount – Sign up for two races (XC, Enduro, or Trail Run) receive a $10 discount off the total! Sign up for all three and receive $20 off the total!


The race is at the Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill, just north of Bessemer, MI.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Pre-race packet pickup/registration: Friday 5:00-7:00 PM at Cold Iron Brewing

Race-day packet pickup and registration: 8:00am Saturday morning at COPPER PEAK until 30 minutes before race start.


Travel Ironwood

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Unplug and reconnect with the wild and untamed nature of Ironwood, Michigan. You can find Ironwood by the Ottawa National Forest of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. On the shores of Lake Superior, fulfill the longing for adventure with high views on dramatic bluffs, to the many rivers cutting deep gorges along ancient paths. Surround yourself by the peaceful sounds of the U.P. forests. Be adventurous, or just take it all in, there is something for every adventurer. Find yourself on beautiful Lake Superior beaches and clear blue waters. Visit some of the best kept secrets of Michigan, like Black River Recreation Area and the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Copper Peak

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Copper Peak is the largest ski jump on the American continent. Visitors to Copper Peak can take the Adventure Ride to the top of this historic jump – with an 800-foot chair lift ride and a 26 story elevator. From this impressive vista, sitting 1000 feet above Lake Superior, visitors can see three states, and on a clear day, can see across Lake Superior into Canada.

Snowriver Mountain Resort

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Comprised of two mountains, Snowriver Mountain Resort offers U.P. the area’s most terrain, powder runs for days & the region’s only high speed six pack!

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Supporting Partners

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