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Ski Mount Zion

Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College, Mt. Zion is the oldest winter recreation complex in “Big Snow Country”. Owned and operated by GCC, Mt. Zion is open to the public. This complex also serves as a laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management Program.
Mt. Zion is well known for very reasonable rates, numerous “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs” for children, and our snowtubing park.


Regular Season Ski & Snowboard January 14th - March 13th 2011
Mondays Closed
Tuesdays - Thursdays 2pm - 6pm
Fridays 2pm - 9pm
Saturdays 9am - 9pm Sundays 12pm - 4pm

Snowtubing January 14th - March 13th 2011
(Closing Date in March, depending on snow conditions) Fridays 6pm - 9pm Saturdays 11am - 9pm Sundays 12pm - 4pm

Jim Vanderspoel
Mt. Zion Recreational Complex
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 932-4231 ext. 269
(906) 932-3718
Mt. Zion is a member of the National Ski Areas Association, Midwest Ski Areas Association, and Professional Ski Instructors of America
Mt. Zion is a United Way Recipient Agency

Basic Information

Base Elevation: 1,100 ft (335 m)

Summit Elevation:           

1,400 ft (427 m)
Vertical Drop: 300 ft (91 m)
Skiable Area: 20 acres (8 ha)
Number of Lifts:  2
Types of Lifts: 1 Rope Tow   - 1 Double Chair
Uphill Lift Capacity: 1,700 per hour
Number of Trails: 9
Longest Run: 3,960 ft (1,207 m)
Terrain Park: Yes
Half-Pipe: Yes
Leash Required: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snow Tubing: Yes
Trail Ratings  
Easiest: 25%
More Difficult: 50%
Most Difficult: 25%
Experts Only:  0
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.  
X-Country: 3 km
Annual Snowfall: 200 in (508 cm)
Snowmaking: 35 %
• free cross country ski trail
• quality ski and snowboard rentals
• snack bar
• power tilled slope
• downhill & snowboard racing programs for kids
• group rates
• GCC students ski/snowboard free!
• Senior citizens 62+ ski/snowboard free!
Check out real-time ski hill conditions here via our Mt. Zion webcam!

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