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Vander Spoel retiring from GCC Ski Area Management program

IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees approved the retirement request from Jim Vander Spoel, director of Ski Area Management, at their regular meeting on Feb. 28.

Vander Spoel began his career in 1979 as the first supervisor of Mt. Zion operations, and has served as director of the Ski Area Management program for the past 17 years. His retirement will be effective Oct. 20, 2023.

“His work for the college, and in the ski industry has gained international recognition and respect. The college, its ski area management students, and surrounding local and regional communities ha...