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Lack of snowmaking delays opening of tubing at Mt. Zion


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IRONWOOD — People wanting to tube down Mt. Zion will have to wait at least 10 more days, according to Jim Vanderspoel, director of Mt. Zion operations at Gogebic Community College. The delay is due to a broken pump for the snowmaking machines.

“The terrain park and the tubing park are not open, because I need to make a lot of snow to get those open and I have no capability of making snow at the moment,” Vanderspoel said. “I need to make a lot of snow in the tubing park to make that area safe. I need to make a lot of snow to build that berm and everyth...

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