SISU Ski Fest 2024

Sat January 6, 2024 IRONWOOD, MI 49938 US Directions
Countdown to Race Day

Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration takes place for one week after SISU '23. Sign up now at our lowest entry fees. That's $70 for adults for either the 30K SISU or the 15K Heikki Lunta, and only $30 for youth age 22 and under in the 15K Heikki Lunta. This offer is good through Sunday, January 15, 2023. Registration will then close until October 1st while we plan the details of next year's event.


Thank you for your commitment to the 15th annual SISU Ski Fest, to be held January 6, 2024.

We plan to bring you a premier cross country ski race, with an exciting weekend of activities for your enjoyment. Current plans involve little or no change to the 2023 race course, besides some summer trail work. Racing will again center around our signature 30K SISU, along with the 15K Heikki Lunta. The Hauska Hiihto 5K Fun Ski is there for those who want to participate without racing.

2022 necessitated COVID-19 protocols to protect participants and volunteers. Thus far, the pandemic seems behind us! Still, we ask anyone with symptoms of illness to remain home.

Sisu is a Finnish cultural concept encompassing strength and determination in the face of adversity. It involves a combination of stamina, perseverance, courage, and determination held in reserve for hard times. We honor our local Finnish heritage by borrowing this term as the name of our event, and demonstrate our sisu by training for and participating in these events despite cold temperatures, snow conditions, hilly courses, competitive pressure, and the anxieties of living in these challenging times!


Silver Sponsor Ironwood Tourism Council represents the hotels and motels in Ironwood. Visit the Travel Ironwood Website to view all 9 options. Mention SISU Ski Fest when booking your stay at any time throughout the year!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


Ironwood Memorial Building - Packet Pick-up/Expo
213 S Marquette St




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