This is Copper Peak, the only ski flying facility in the western hemisphere, and the largest ski jump in the world, in Ironwood, Michigan. Ski flying involves going much greater distances than normal ski jumping.

Though no competitions have been held since since 1994, the facility remains open by offering an exhilarating ride to the top (which incidentally is the highest thing in the state of Michigan) by means of a chair lift, elevator, and finally eight story climb to the tip-top viewing platforms.

From this vista, on especially clear days caused by Canadian high-pressure systems moving in, one can see 2,500 square miles of Lake Superior basin, across Lake Superior to Northern Minnesota, the Apostle Mountains, Isle Royale, the Porcupine Mountains, and even parts of Canada.