This is the former Devils Lake Ski Jump, about 10 miles south of Devils Lake, North Dakota. This ski jump opened in 1931 and operated for a couple decades. Based on what we saw, we can conclusively say a jump from the end of this thing would have been terrifying. There’s some interesting information on this Ski Jump in this Dakota Datebook entry from 2008. We also featured this ski jump in our first book.
The road to the jump is a very steep, pitted dirt road. In anything other than totally dry conditions, you’d be well advised to take a 4 x 4.
Sometimes getting the shot requires a little bad judgement.
Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
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