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Kids learn to ski at Mt. Zion


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IRONWOOD — Area elementary students will soon join siblings and parents and sometimes grandparents in saying they learned to ski on the mild slopes of the conveniently located Mt. Zion.

Gogebic Community College has operated a ski instruction program for elementary students ever since the school took over operation of the hill in 1968, said Jim Vander Spoel, director of the Ski Area Management Program and Mt. Zion Operations. Youth ski programs predate GCC back to 1958, and with city or private owners back to 1937, he said.

Around 90 students are...

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