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Mt. Zion opens for the season


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IRONWOOD — Mt. Zion opened for the season on Monday after a brief delay due to a lack of snow.

“It went pretty good actually. It went as expected,” said Jim Vanderspoel, director of Gogebic Community College’s Ski Area Management program and operations at the hill located on the Ironwood campus. “It was a good opening day, we sold a lot of passes, but as far as numbers it was pretty average.”

Vanderspoel said Mt. Zion normally sees between 100 to 115 people on opening day, but this year they only had about 75% of that. He attributed part of the declin...

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