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Mt. Zion to host snowmobile races Saturday


December 15, 2017

Submitted photo

RACERS ATTACK Mt. Zion in last year's Fire on the Hill races on the campus of Gogebic Community College. Race organizers are expecting more than 60 racers and their families to compete in this Saturday's race. Jim Vanderspoel submitted the photo.


IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College Ski Area Management students have spent the last month preparing Mt. Zion for this weekend's Fire on the Hill Snocross races.

Two weeks ago, the race was postponed because of unusually warm weather and a lack of natural snow, which confounded snowmaking and track construction.

Jim Vanderspoel, director of ski area management, said Thursday the track is bigger, wider and faster this year because temperatures dropped, natural snow has fallen in bunches recently, and the snowmaking guns have placed tons of snow...

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