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Mount Zion adds adaptive ski equipment

IRONWOOD — Mount Zion ski hill has expanded its opportunities this winter to those who need adaptive equipment to ski.

The Gogebic Community College Board approved an $8,000 purchase of two adaptive sit-skis that will allow paraplegic and quadriplegic individuals to ski at Mount Zion.

The college purchased two sit skis — one for an adult from 140 to 250 pounds, and the other for a child from 50 to 140 pounds.

The college’s ski area management director, Jim Vanderspoel, said the idea of the purchase grew from a request of a parent of an Ironwood Area Schools student. Many of Mount Zion’s skiers...