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 ticket 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. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mt. Zion Ski Hill's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mt. Zion Ski Hill around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
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, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Mt. Zion Ski Hill's slopes see on average 200 inches (61 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet a year!
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.
Mt. Zion Ski Hill Difficulty Level
31.8out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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 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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Ironwood, MI.
Ironwood, MI 49938 USA
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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.
|Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport||MSP||Minneapolis, MN||184 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.
|Rhinelander Oneida County Airport||RHI||Rhinelander, WI||67 mi|
|Houghton County Memorial Airport||CMX||Hancock, MI||93 mi|
|Duluth International Airport||DLH||Duluth, MN||100 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.
|Big Powderhorn||Ironwood, MI||1,800 ft||38%||3 mi|
|Snowriver Mountain Resort - Blackjack||Ramsay, MI||1,650 ft||41%||8 mi|
|Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead||Wakefield, MI||1,935 ft||47%||9 mi|
|Whitecap Mountains Resort||Upson, WI||1,750 ft||37%||12 mi|
|Mount Ashwabay||Bayfield, WI||1,286 ft||28%||41 mi|
|Mont Ripley||Hancock, MI||1,140 ft||43%||88 mi|
|Spirit Mountain||Duluth, MN||1,320 ft||35%||100 mi|
Mt. Zion Ski Hill Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,400 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||300 ft|
(25% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|