— 2020 —

S P O N S O R S    &    P A R T N E R S



Aspirus returns for the fifth consecutive year as title sponsor. Aspirus is a rural, critical access healthcare organization with 25 inpatient beds, clinics, in-home care and emergency services, with a staff of more than 400 employees. Aspirus Ironwood serves Michigan’s Gogebic County and Wisconsin’s Iron County, as well as surrounding areas with compassionate patient care and exceptional quality.


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ABR Trails is a full service touring center with over 70 km of groomed ski trails and 10 km of snowshoe trails. Located on 1100 acres of varied and scenic terrain along the Montreal River in Erwin Township, 3 miles south of Ironwood. The full service ski shop sells major brands of ski equipment with demos available, clothing, waxing products, hats, gloves, souvineers. Ski rentals, waxing service, lessons and trailside lodging also available.


The City of Ironwood and the Ironwood Tourism Council welcomes all of the SISU skiers, their families and friends to the area. Have a great time and come back again to enjoy our year-round outdoor sport opportunities.

Pisten Bully is recognized as the premier cross country ski grooming implement, and the SISU Ski Fest is supported by three PB machines! From the expertly groomed trails at ABR, into the Miners Memorial Park and all the way to the "Finnish Line," Pisten Bully machines will assure we have the best course conditions possible on race day.

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UP Fabricating creates our wonderful SISU awards. "We're small enough to listen, experienced enough to think of what's possible, & technical enough to engineer & fabricate anything you can dream - big or small. If you can dream it, we can make it"

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The Gogebic Transit or "the little Blue Bus" as it is affectionately referred to, believes in supporting both public and alternative transportation, such as buses, bicycling, walking and cross-country skiing as a way of lowering carbon emissions, saving money, increasing transportation efficiencies, reducing our dependency on oil, and promoting good health.  "GO BLUE" TO "SAVE GREEN".

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Coleman Engineering Company is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm with offices in Iron Mountain and Ironwood, Michigan. Founded in 1969, the firm has continually provided a variety of professional engineering and land surveying services to municipalities, government agencies and commercial/industrial companies.



We’re excited to announce that Hammer Nutrition endurance fuels will be on course at the SISU Ski Fest! Hammer’s been supplying athletes with natural products free of added sugars, artificial colors, flavors, chemicals, and preservatives for over 30 years. Visit their site to learn how to fuel smart, so come race day, you’re ready to perform at your best! Fuel Right, Feel Great! https://www.hammernutrition.com/

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GCC’s state-of-the-art campus on beautiful Mt. Zion sets the stage for mind clearing and big thinking. Just add you! For over 76 years, we’ve been the small campus with a big commitment to your rewarding future. Ski Area Management Program is one of the nation’s most comprehensive training programs for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the ski industry. Technical and academic study is combined with a practical internship which is conducted at major ski resorts throughout Colorado, Utah, Vermont, California and the Midwest.

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From their base of operations in Ironwood, Whitecap Kayak guides sea kayak camping & day trips from the Apostle Islands to the Porcupine Mountains on pristine Lake Superior. We also do ACA certified instructions for sea kayaking & whitewater kayaking. Let us put a trip together for you!



Associated title & Closing
Gogebic Range Bank
Silver Properties