Gogebic Community College

Mt. Zion to host National Snocross Race


The 2023-2024 AMSOIL Championship Snocross schedule recently announced that the opening round of the year will be held in Ironwood, MI on the campus of Gogebic Community College at the Mt. Zion Ski Hill on December 15-16, 2023. “It has been over ten years since the premier series raced in the Big Snow Country, but the Mt. Zion Ski Hill promises to offer an impressive, elevation-charged track to open the season. Ironwood will also host the AMSOIL Dominator, a Pro and Pro Lite showdown with a $10,000 payday. This family friendly event offers autograph sessions, pit passes, coloring zone, special guest appearances and much more,” according to the ISOC snocross website. “It is an honor for the International Series of Champions (ISOC) to have chosen Gogebic Community College and the City of Ironwood as hosts for such a prestigious event as the AMSOIL Championships. In addition to GCC and the Western UP receiving national exposure, this event, along with the Midwest Regional that will take place that Sunday, will make a positive economic impact in our community and surrounding area’s tourism industry,” said Dr. Jennifer Sabourin, Interim President and Vice President of Student Services and Athletics. 

The Mt. Zion Ski Complex serves as the laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management Program. It is also well-known locally and regionally for its numerous “Learn to Ski and Snowboard programs” for children and it’s very own, snow-tubing park. Mt. Zion is home to beautiful views, mountain biking, disc golf, skiing, and snowboarding. 

Snocross fans will be entertained throughout the entire series from December to April, with the upcoming season featuring top riders such as Elias Ishoel and Malene Cottew. Ishoel won his fifth straight Pro championship last spring. Cottew has paced the Pro Women’s class the past three seasons, and is hoping for a four-peat. Meanwhile, the highly anticipated rookie season of Jordan Lebel in the Pro class is expected to be a highlight, along with the championship contenders Kody Kamm and Emil Harr inside the Judnick Motorsports trailer. All of this adds up to one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent years.

“The talent of these athletes is amazing, and it is deep in every class,” said ISOC founder John Daniels. “The level of competitiveness is at an all-time high, and this season is setting up to be all-timer. Add in our return to some historic racetracks, and this promises to be an amazing season for AMSOIIL Championship Snocross.” More information will be forthcoming as the date approaches and updated on the following website: https://snocross.com/

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