Always the 2nd Saturday of the New Year
January 12, 2019
SISU Ski Fest - Ironwood, Michigan Presented by Aspirus
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2018 SISU Ski Fest Title Sponsors and Partners

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SISU Ski Fest Title Sponsor

  •  Aspirus Aspirus Aspirus returns for the third 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 companionate patient care and exceptional quality.


SISU 31K Ski Race

  • Sturgul & Long Law Office Sturgul & Long Law Office Located in Hurley, WI but licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, the firm specializes in elder law, including estate planning, nursing home planning, Medicaid planning, and asset protection. At Sturgul & Long, we understand that preparing an estate plan may feel like an overwhelming task. Our office will work with you from start to finish in order to ensure that you end up with the estate plan that you want.

Heikki Lunta 15K Race

  • Pisten Bully Pisten Bully 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.

Depot Dash

  • Ironwood Kiwanis Club Ironwood KiwanisThe Ironwood Kiwanis Club is in it's 90th year of service to our area. Their motto is "Serving the children of the world.” Every dollar they raise supports dozens of local initiatives including it's Newborn Project, The Key Club for high school students, scholarships, The Needy Trust Fund, GRRRR, The Sunday Lake Run, Santa's Headquarters, local parks and playground equipment, Coats for Kids, Little League and girls softball, and now including the SISU Ski Fest Depot Dash. The Kiwanis Club of Ironwood is always looking for new members to help in their community service.
  • Ironwood/Hurley Rotary Club Ironwood/Hurley Rotary Club The mission of the Ironwood/Hurley Rotary Club is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Our roughly 35 members raise funds and support a variety of local and international youth development initiatives, such as high school student study abroad opportunities. We are happy to sponsor the SISU Ski Fest Depot Dash.


SISU Ski Fest Partners

Gold Partners $2000 & up

  • Gogebic County Transit Gogebic County Transit The Gogebic Transit (906-932-2523) or Gogebic's "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 foreign oil, and promoting good health. We believe by supporting events like bicycle riding, bicycle trails, running events and cross-country skiing is an important way we can improve our county's economy and to support our wonderful private businesses. We would like you to "GO BLUE" TO "SAVE GREEN".

  • ABR Trails ABR Trails ABR Trails is a full service touring with over 60 km of groomed ski trails and 10 km of seperate snowshoe trails. The Trail system is located on 1100 acres of varied and scenic terrain along the Montreal River in Erwin Township, 3 miles south of Ironwood. Services include a full service ski shop selling all 6 major brands of ski equipment with demos available. Waxing, lessons and trailside lodging are also available.
  • U.P. Fabricating Co., Inc. U.P. Fabricating Co., Inc. 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"

  • City of Ironwood City of Ironwood The City of Ironwood welcomes all of the SISU Skiers, their families and friends to the area. Have a great time and comeback again to enjoy our year round outdoor sport opportunities.

Silver Partners $1000 - $1999

    Hammer Nutrition
  • Hammer Nutrition Hammer Nutrition is dedicated to providing quality products, information, and support to anyone from the everyday athlete to the professional level endurance athlete.

  • Gogebic Community College Gogebic Community College 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.

  • Air Choice OneAir Choice One
    Air Choice One’s mission is to provide exceptional, high-quality air travel service to each and every passenger. We pride ourselves on catering to our passengers’ needs through convenient, personalized customer service. We are here to serve you with a smile.

Copper Partners $600 - $999

Iron Partners $300 - $599

Supporting Partners $50 - $299

  • Gogebic Range Bank
  • McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Services
  • Silver Properties
  • River Valley Bank
  • Zak's Reality
  • Gogebic County Emergency Management
  • Madshus
  • Main Street Fitness
  • Bessemer Area Schools
  • Festival Ironwood
  • Friends of the Miner Park
  • Silent Sports
  • Gogebic Co Search & Rescue
  • Big Snow Ski Patrol
  • Edward Jones
  • CXC Nordic Rocks
  • Healing Hands Massage
  • Bob Alleva
  • Ottawa National Forest
  • JJ's Mobil
  • American Legion - Ironwood Post 5
  • AmericInn - Ironwood
  • Super One Foods
  • Great Bear Chase
  • Yellow Letters Complete
  • K-Kaptain $100

  • In Memory of Jeff Anderson - Helen Slining and Dave Anderson
  • Cookie Makers

    Thanks to our bakers of about 1000 (yes, 83 dozen!) Delicious Cookies for Friday Night Registration, aid stations and 'Finnish' line!
    A HUGE THANK YOU to cookie captains Helen Slining and Ken Hannula for an awesome job.
    Unfortunately, We can't name each baker individually because the list disappeared.
    Please know you are greatly appreciated !!!!

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