Always the 2nd Saturday of the New Year
January 12, 2019
SISU Ski Fest - Ironwood, Michigan Presented by Aspirus
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2018 Events Schedule, On-Site Registration/Bib Pick-up and General Information

DUE TO WEATHER - 90 minute delay (Saturday Only)
All of Saturdays events will have a 90 minute delay from what is posted below.
Only EXCEPTION is Entertainment - Doors still open 5 p, Show starts 6p

On-Site Registration and Bib Pick-up

All Times are CENTRAL TIME (CST)

ON SITE - Registration, check-in and Bib pickup will again be held at the Historic Ironwood Memorial Building (213 S. Marquette St.) this year (see Maps for location) SISU Ski Fest's official race headquarters. Identification must be brought to registration.

2018 - Registration and Bib Pick-up schedule

Event Schedule

2018 - Event Schedule - 2018

See event for additional details

Ski Expo

Ski Expo will be held at the Ironwood Memorial Building during the SISU Ski Fest on Friday from 4 - 10 pm and Saturday from 8:00am - 3pm. Pasties and Mojakka for all 31K/15K racers and 5K Fun Ski will be served there also on Saturday.

Expo Space is Filled!

2018 EXPO Vendors List

  • Aspirus
  • Lungplus - Warmskin
  • Ottawa National Forest Service
  • Northwind Food Co-Op
  • Contrast Coffee (Fri. only)
  • Nanette's Knits & Gifts
  • High River Wood Products
  • Gogebic County Cultivation Creations
  • Tiger Eye Bike Mirror
  • Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon
  • Tortoise & Hare Footwear
  • U.S. Ski Pole Company
  • Little Finland
  • Wolverine Ski Club
  • Mission Trip
  • Air Choice One
  • Fast Wax
  • Superior Rivers Watershed
  • and of course the SISU Ski Fest Store for your 2018 SISU Ski Fest shirt (limited number for this year!)

  • Door Prize Drawings

  • Door Prize drawing winners will be posted at the Ski Expo, Memorial building (See Event Schedule above for time)
  • Random drawing of bib numbers picked up will determine winners
  • Winner must be present and pick up their prize by 3pm.
  • Door Prizes to be Given Away
    See Full list below

    Post - Race Food

    Food will be available for the racers/skiers at the Memorial Building following Saturday events. Come and enjoy some hot Mojakka (Finnish stew), pasties, cookies, beverages and camaraderie with friends after the race. We encourage your family and friends to dine at our local restaurants.


    Parking is available throughout the downtown Ironwood area and parking lots will be marked “SISU PARKING”(view Maps). If you park downtown before the race, you will need to take the shuttle buses provided by Gogebic County Transit to the start at ABR trails or City garage. Limited parking is available at ABR. It is strongly recommended that you park downtown and use the shuttle.

    Transportation - only on SATURDAY

    Saturday four (4) shuttle buses will run from 7:15am until 4:00pm between the Gogebic County Transit bus station at 235 E. Mcleod, kitty corner to the Ironwood Memorial building (see Maps) to the various start areas. These buses will shuttle skiers back and forth every 15 minutes. After 12:00pm and until 4pm, there will be bus service back and forth but on a more limited basis between ABR and the bus station. All participants must carry their skis vertically while boarding, riding and de-boarding in a safe and controlled fashion.

    Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the start line.

    Full List of Door Prizes

    Abelmans-$25 gift card; ABR Trails-ABR buff, mug & Daypass, cap, hat, shirt; Air Choice One-10 - round-trip ticket vouchers; Americinn-One night free lodging Sun-Thurs; Atomic-2 - pair skis; Bob Alleva-2 - handmade leather purses; Breakwater-3 - $10 gift certificates; City Of Ironwood-Iwd coffee mug; Contrast Coffee-4 - $5 gift cards; Copper Peak-15 - passes to Copper Peak; SISU Dirt Crew: Copper Peak Trail Fest registration Days Inn Hurley 2- vouchers - two nights for the price of one $160 ea; 5 - pool passes Edward Jones 2 - $25 cash prizes; 10 - knit tassel hats Elk & Hound 1 Friday night buffet ticket Fast Wax 24 – Wax packets Fischer 2 - backpacks ; 2 - ski bags ; 4 drink belts Forslund's Building Supply $25 gift card Gogebic County Cultivation Creations 1 – Chaga knot tea bags Great Bear Chase 2 - free entries Healing Hands Massage 4 – massage gift certificates High River Wood Products cutting board with maple & dark walnut inlau Hobby Wheel 2 - $50 gift certificates Holiday Gas Station $25 gift card Jacquart Fabric Products Stormy Kromer products: trucker hat; shirt; scarf; tablet sleeve; Little Finland SISU coffee mug & coffee for door prize Lungplus Tube Warm Skin; Lung Plus breathing device Madshus pint glasses; ski ties; buffs; shirts Manny's Restaurant $20 gift certificate Maplewood Steakhouse 5 - $5 gift certificates Nanette's Knits & Gifts $25 gift certificate Northwind Natural Foods Co-op $25 gift certificate Pat's Foods $25 gift card Tacconelli's To Go $20 gift certificate US Ski Pole Co. 2-25/% off, 2-50% off pole tips with glue Wolverine Ski Trails Two day passes Z Place Gallery $35 gift certificate

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