(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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River Valley Bank

SISU 31K Ski Race
Saturday - January 7, 2017

Point-to-point from ABR to
downtown Ironwood
Sponsored by

River Valley Bank


Start Location and Day

  • ABR Trails
  • Saturday
  • 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.

    Cutoff Times

    Cutoff for all racers at River House aid station is noon.

    Finish Line

  • Saturday's events end downtown on Aurora Street across from Main St. Fitness. 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.
  • Awards ceremony and entertainment at the Memorial Building after the race.
  • Timing

  • Professional timing services provided by iTiming.
  • 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.
  • Wave Start Times

    8:50 am CST is 1st start time, Bib pickup ends 7:50 am for ALL 31K events

    2017 Wave Starts (see Home page for link to wave lists)

    ClassicElite8:50am CST
    FreestyleWave 19:05
    FreestyleWave 29:10
    FreestyleWave 39:15
    ClassicWave 19:20
    ClassicWave 29:25

    SISU 31K Ski Race Prizes and Awards

    Overall Winners Classic and Freestyle

      The SISU Ski Fest prizes are ready! Hand crafted by local artisan Bob Alleva, these genuine leather backpacks will go to the overall winners of the SISU 31K Ski Race. They are one of a kind, created with us in mind, and cannot be purchased elsewhere.

    • 1st Place Male & Female - Backpack handcrafted by local artisan Bob Alleva plus free entry for next year's SISU Ski Fest.
    • 2nd Place Male & Female - Free entry into next year's SISU Ski Race, including accommodations for two nights.
    • 3rd Place Male & Female - Free entry into next year's SISU Ski Race.

    Age Group Awards for top three finishers, Male & Female, Freestyle and Classic.
    19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and older (based on race day age)


    Ski on Saturday and Snowshoe on Sunday

  • 31/5 Combined: SISU 31K Ski Race plus 5K SISU snowshoe race.
  • 15/5 Combined: Heikki Lunta 15K Ski Race plus 5K SISU snowshoe race.
  • See REGISTRATION for the SISU Combined Details, Prize Package and Registration deadline.

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