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Master of Mt. Zion

By MEGAN HUGHES

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IRONWOOD - Mt. Zion Ski Area manager and director of Gogebic Community College's Ski Area Management program, Jim VanderSpoel, is preparing for retirement later this year, and with the ski season coming to a close at Mt. Zion, he spoke The Globe about his long career in ski area management and what he has seen change over the years.

VanderSpoel said he felt it was time to bring in some new blood into the program, and that while he is retiring, he still plans to be involved with the area programs, as it is his passion.

"It's just starting to be a bit m...