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Gogebic Community College students to operate ski hill in western U.P.

September 24, 2012
The Daily News

IRONWOOD (AP) - Students at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood will operate the ski hill at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park this season.

An agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources calls for students in the college's ski area management department to handle everything from maintaining equipment to running the slope, restaurant and ski shop.

Officials say 5 percent of the operation's revenue will go to the college's ski management program. The rest will be used for ski hill improvements.

The Porcupine Mountains Winter Ski Area will open Dec. 15. It features a 641-foot vertical drop and 12 runs.



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