Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

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.

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Sometimes getting the shot requires a little bad judgement.

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

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Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota





Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC


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This is a mirror post from GhostsofNorthDakota.com — see the original here.

2 thoughts on “Abandoned Ski Jump, Devils Lake, North Dakota

    1. Our neighbor, Albert “Al” Mellem, used to compete from this jump. He passed away quite a few years ago, but I believe has a daughter still living in the Devils Lake, area. He had photos of those times. There may also be photos at the Lake Region Heritage Center Museum “Old Post Office ” in downtown Devils Lake.

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