(Almost) Always the 2nd Saturday of the New Year
January 5-7, 2018
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
SISU Ski Fest - Ironwood, Michigan Presented by Aspirus
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VOLUNTEERS make the SISU Ski Fest run!

It takes almost 200 volunteers to make the SISU Ski Fest a WONDERFUL Event year after year! See the list at Volunteers.

Start at ABR Trails and "Finnish" in downtown Ironwood. Ski among Northwoods pines, up, down and around rocky outcroppings, along the Montreal River, through the Miners Memorial Heritage Park, and by the World's Tallest Native American Statue. Commemorative SISU souvenirs and locally crafted age group awards. Traditional "Yooper" fare and local entertainment. A big event with small town ambiance.

SISU Ski Fest, your gateway to the season!


The 8th Annual SISU Ski Fest is in the books, despite the weather we showed our 'SISU' at our events and of course the SISU Ski Fest would like to thank each and everyone of our participants, sponsors/partners, volunteers, friends, and family that help to make the SISU Ski Fest the GREAT event it is!

See photos of the SISU Ski Fest that you can download! Here for photos of the weekend.
Go to Race Results to see photos by bib number

Here's the numbers for the 2017 Ski Fest

  • 645 entries for all events (607 racers)
  • 515 bibs picked up (all races)
  • 471 racers made it to "Finnish" line
  • The weather had it's toll!

    Last chance to get your 2017 SISU Wear

    You can for a limited time still order your Official SISU garments online from Fine Designs. Go to Store for more Info.

    Due to a lack of growth the SISU Combined, entry included ski and snowshoe, and all snowshoe events have been discontinued for 2018. Check back later to see what new event(s) we might add.

    Meet our Race Director, Jackie Powers

    SISU Ski Fest Grants

    SISU Ski Fest is offering Grants for projects that support our mission of promoting the activity of cross-country skiing and other silent sports. See our Grant Application for more details. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt with early decisions made on March 26 and others considered by June 30.

    2016-2017 Grants Awarded

    SISU Ski Fest Board of Directors approved 4 grant requests for the 2016-17 year.  One of the goals of the SISU Ski Fest, a non profit organization, is to support the local community and promote silent sports.  The SISU Ski Fest was able to award $3000 in grants to several organizations. (read More)

    LOST AND FOUND - We found some items! Contact us at SISUSF@ioitwx.com and give a description of what you are missing, a return address and a phone number. We'll do our best to reunite you and your lost item!

    Photos and Race Results

    All Race Results - See Race Results

    See photos of the SISU Ski Fest that you can download!
    Here for photos of the weekend
    Go to Race Results to see photos by bib number

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