Mt. Zion Ski Hill

Mt. Zion Ski Hill is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Ironwood, MI. We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Mt. Zion Ski Hill stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mt. Zion Ski Hill is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Mt. Zion Ski Hill.

Mt. Zion Ski Hill Lodging:

Mt. Zion Ski Hill Terrain Overview

Mt. Zion Ski Hill has a total of 10 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mt. Zion Ski Hill is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 20 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 8 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
10
Ski Lift
Lifts
2
Skier
Skiable Acres
20(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Mt. Zion Ski Hill Elevation

Mt. Zion Ski Hill has a summit elevation of 1,400 feet, or 427 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 300 feet (91 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mt. Zion Ski Hill has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,400'(427 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
300'(91 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,100'(335 m)

Mt. Zion Ski Hill Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
32out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mt. Zion Ski Hill can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mt. Zion Ski Hill has 20 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mt. Zion Ski Hill is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
Beginner
25%(5 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
50%(10 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
25%(5 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mt. Zion Ski Hill good for beginners?

Mt. Zion Ski Hill can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mt. Zion Ski Hill Location

Mt. Zion Ski Hill is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Ironwood, MI.

Address:
Ironwood, MI 49938 USA
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Website:
facebook.com/SkiMt.Zion/

GPS Coordinates:
46.47000, -90.16000

Getting to Mt. Zion Ski Hill

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Zion Ski Hill), its coordinates of 46.47000, -90.16000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Ironwood, MI to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mt. Zion Ski Hill.

NameCodeCityDistance
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMSPMinneapolis, MN184 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mt. Zion Ski Hill.

NameCodeCityDistance
Rhinelander Oneida County AirportRHIRhinelander, WI67 mi
Houghton County Memorial AirportCMXHancock, MI93 mi
Duluth International AirportDLHDuluth, MN100 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Zion Ski Hill, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mt. Zion Ski Hill.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Big PowderhornIronwood, MI1,800 ft38%3 mi
BlackjackRamsay, MI1,650 ft41%8 mi
Big Snow (Indianhead Mountain)Wakefield, MI1,935 ft47%9 mi
Mount AshwabayBayfield, WI1,286 ft28%41 mi
Mont RipleyHancock, MI1,140 ft43%88 mi
Spirit MountainDuluth, MN1,320 ft35%100 mi

Mt. Zion Ski Hill Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation1,400 ft
Base Elevation1,100 ft
Vertical Drop300 ft
Trails10
(25% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Lifts2
Skiable Acres20
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mt. Zion Ski Hill Mountain Stats