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Bessemer City Council votes to support Copper Peak

By P.J. GLISSON

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BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer City Council voted Monday evening to approve a resolution that supports Copper Peak “as an outstanding asset to the Gogebic Range and entire Western Upper Peninsula.”

Built as a ski jump in Ironwood Township in 1969, the site has been closed to that activity since 1994, but has remained a tourist attraction ever since.

Its nonprofit board recently received a $20 million state grant to remodel the site into an all-season ski-flying hill for use in international competitions and training.

Mayor Adam Zak noted that the Cop...

 
 
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