A B O U T  U S

The SISU Ski Fest (SSF) was chartered in 2010 as a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting silent sports with emphasis on cross-country ski racing and generating economic activity in the Ironwood area. The SISU Ski Fest manifests these goals.

Funding is obtained from racer registration fees and business and individual sponsor cash donations. In kind contributions of goods and services are an important element in conducting the SSF. The other essential area that SSF depends on is the time that is so generously donated by local volunteers. Our volunteers keep SSF moving forward as an organization by volunteering at race events, serving on the Board Of Directors or Race Committee. It takes volunteers to make this community festival happen.

The SISU Ski Fest is comprised of 4 ski events, the 31K SISU Ski Race, 15K Heikki Lunta Ski Race, Hauska Hiihto 5K Ski and Depot Dash.

Where Our Money Goes – SSF is fortunate to have many volunteers who offer their time and pro-bono services. Thanks to them and the Board of Directors along with the Race Committee members, SSF is able to run a very lean operation with a small percentage of our budget going towards administrative expenses. Scholarships, cash donations and ski equipment for youth cross-country ski programs also utilize SSF funds. Listed below are recipients for recent SISU Ski Fest Community Grants Awarded.