Mt. Zion closes for season


March 12, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

MUCH of the snow is melted away on the Mt. Zion ski hill on Wednesday evening, leaving patches of green grass, mud, and flowing and standing water at the base of the mountain. The college announced the closure of ski, snowboarding, and tubing on Wednesday.


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IRONWOOD - The Mt. Zion Winter Recreation Area at Gogebic Community College is closed for the season.

The college made the announcement Wednesday.

Jim Vanderspoel, director of GCC's Ski Area Management program and Mt. Zion operations, said the closure came just a few days earlier than he had planned. He said he had hoped to have the hill open through Sunday.

"After the recent warm temperatures and heavy rainfall, we had no choice but to close," Vanderspoel told the Daily Globe Thursday morning. "I have a river flowing down my hill."

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