(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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2017 SISU Ski Fest Title Sponsors and Partners

Download the Donor Levels for more information on the various levels of sponsor/partnership and here for 'K Kaptains'

Contact 'sponsors@sisuskifest.com' to become a sponsor/partner with SISU Ski Fest.


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

  • River Valley Bank River Valley Bank River Valley Bank returns as the SISU 31K Ski Race sponsor. For more than 40 years River Valley Bank has stood for a commitment to provide service standards that were and still are unique in the industry. We have done it by understanding our customer’s needs. That commitment has never changed. River Valley now operates in 15 communities throughout central and northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, including the branch in downtown Ironwood.

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.

SISU Combined

  • Whitecap Kayak Whitecap Kayak 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!

5K Family Fun Ski Tour

  • 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.

5K Snowshoe Race

  • Villa Maria Villa Maria Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing services in a 70-bed inpatient facility, as well as outpatient therapy services in Hurley, WI. We are part of the larger Avanti Health System, a family-owned and operated, full-service group of healthcare companies in Northwest Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

2K Snowshoe Tour

  • 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 2K Snowshoe Tour. The Kiwanis Club of Ironwood is always looking for new members to help in their community service.

Depot Dash

  • 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.


  • Little Finland Little Finland The National Finnish American Festival (NFAF) Cultural Center, known as Little Finland, is located on US Highway 2, just west of US Highway 51 South. The center keeps alive the proud heritage of the many Finnish immigrants who settled in the Hurley area. Its purpose is to foster a cultural center and to preserve the Finn's rich heritage through song, dance, and ethnic foods.

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"

  • Coleman Engineering Coleman Engineering Company 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.

  • Clif Bar
  • Clif Bar CLIF® Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar brings together two great energy foods - a delicious, creamy nut butter inside an organic energy bar - to deliver sustained energy.

  • Cross Country Skier Cross Country Skier

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WUPCVB Western Upper Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau Explore Western Upper Michigan! Come and enjoy the incredible snowmobile trails and four ski resorts in our area during the months of winter. The Western U.P. averages over 17 feet of annual snowfall thanks to our pristine Lake Effect snowfalls. Snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice fish, snowmobile or ski and snowboard! There is plenty to do in Big Snow Country.

  • Air Choice OneAir Choice One
    Air Choice One’s mission is to provide exceptional, high-quality airtravel 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

  • Wakefield Chamber of Commerce/ Visitor Center
  • Indianhead Motel Ironwood, Michigan - Linda Jindrich and Morgan Grasso
  • Ironwood Area School District
  • The Master Skier
  • AtomicAtomic Ski and Boots for Race, Freeride, Nordic, Touring. We are Skiing.
  • Classic Motor Inn
  • Chequamegon Adventure Company
  • Iron Partners $300 - $599

  • My Web Maestro - Offical web host of the SISU Ski Fest My Web Maestro provides web design and development services, hosting, domain names, email marketing and more... virtually everything you need!
  • Copper Peak Incorporated
  • Healing Hands Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - 715-561-2880 - ambs@centurytel.net For over ten years the finest in Therapeutic Massage, CrainoSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Body Scrubs, Lymphatic Drainage, Healing Touch, Reiki, Spiritual Guidance, Wedding Officiant.
  • Routsala Construction
  • Michael Gregor
  • Lighthouse Family Church
  • Ironwood Cleaners & Laundromat
  • Rapid Grafiks and Signs
  • Ironwood Chamber of Commerce
  • Intaca
  • Days Inn of Hurley
  • Super One Foods Whether it's meat, produce, bakery, or deli; Our goal is to provide only the freshest, highest quality products, insisting that only the freshest and the best make it to our customers table.
  • Dancing Raven Artworks
  • Supporting Partners $50 - $299

  • Dennis Ferson
  • Fast Wax
  • Main Street Fitness
  • Hitt's Fine Furniture
  • Festival Ironwood
  • Ottawa National Forest
  • Friends of the Miner Park
  • Lahti's
  • McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Services
  • Silver Properties
  • Silent Sports
  • Jacquart Fabric Products
  • Toko
  • JJ's Mobil
  • WJMS
  • AmericInn - Ironwood
  • Edward Jones
  • Hobby Wheel
  • Madshus
  • Bob Alleva
  • American Legion - Ironwood Post 5
  • Forslund's Building Supply
  • Gogebic County Emergency Management
  • North American Overhead Door
  • K-Kaptain $100

  • Ottawa Forest Products
  • The Snow Palace
  • Xcel Energy
  • In Memory of Jeff Anderson - Helen Slining and Dave Anderson
  • In Memory of Gerri Nickel-Morin - Paulette, Beth, and Pete
  • Cookie Makers

    Thanks to our bakers of the Delicious Cookies for aid stations and 'Finnish' line
    Bridget Grotberg; Helen Slining; Elaine Parlin; Karen Anderson; Loretta Wal quiet; Karen Damgard; Carol Pisani; Jody Olkonen; Linda Dean; Betsy Wesselhoft;
    Linda Fowler; Kay Johnson; Kris Carlson; Connie Dover; Diane Villnow; Charley Newhouse; Elaine Peterson; Karen Kangas; Linda Tilley; John Jennings; Karen Kangas; Elenanor, Sylvia and Lillian Tiziani; Joan Luoma; Kathy Vaara ; Bernie Hannula;

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