Always the 2nd Saturday of the New Year
January 9th, 2016
SISU Ski Fest - Ironwood, Michigan Presented by Aspirus Grand View
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River Valley Bank

42K Point-to-Point
SISU Marathon
sponsored by River Valley Bank


Preferred Start Positions

To be considered for higher wave placement, you must have skied in a prior year's SISU Ski Fest or completed the wave placement section on the registration form.

Cut off Times

Cut off for all racers at Norrie Park Road at 1:30

Finish Line

Saturday's races end downtown on Aurora Street. Racers, families and friends can mingle at the Memorial Building, check your skis at the ski valet, take hot showers, enjoy the Expo & get some hot food.

Race results will be posted inside the Memorial Building. Race results will also appear on this website following the race.

Register OnLine and get live streaming of your split time and finish, see registation for details.


Professional timing services are provided.

Wave Start Times

Tenative 2016 Wave Starts
42 ClassicElite8:30am CST
42 ClassicWave 18:35
42 ClassicWave 28:40
42 FreestyleElite9:00
42 FreestyleWave 19:05
42 FreestyleWave 29:10
42 FreestyleWave 39:15
42 FreestyleWave 49:20

42K SISU Marathon Prizes

Cash & Prize Awards will be given to the top three overall places in freestyle and classic techniques for the 42K SISU Ski Marathons, according to the following:

  • 1st Place Male & Female - $500
  • 2nd Place Male & Female - Prize packages provided with an approximate value of $300
  • 3rd Place Male & Female - Free entry into next year's SISU Marathon, including accommodations for two nights.

Continued for 2016 - SISU COMBINED!!

Ski on Saturday and Snowshoe on Sunday

Full Combined: 42K SISU ski marathon plus 10K SISU snowshoe race — or the
Half Combined: 21K Heikki Lunta plus the 5K snowshoe race. The top male and female in each event will win an inaugural SISU Combined trophy and prize package. The fastest combined time of the two races will be used to determine the winner. See REGISTRATION for the SISU Combined Prize Package and Registration deadline details.

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