DNR Partnership Will Allow Students to Run Ski Hill in Ontonagon
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources has launched a partnership with Gogebic Community College in Ironwood that will allow students from the school’s ski area management department to operate the 400 acre ski hill at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon for the 2012-2013 season.
The use agreement will see the college’s ski area management students handling all aspects of ski operations at the Porkies, from managing and marketing the ski hill and equipment maintenance, to overseeing the operation of the slope’s onsite restaurant and ski shop.
DNR officials estimate that under the direction of the Gogebic students, the ski hill’s revenue should offset its onsite expenditures.
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