SISU Ski Fest

Mon January 4 - Sun January 17, 2021 IRONWOOD, MI 49938 US
Countdown to Race Day

Virtual 30K SISU - Classic

$70 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

Virtual 30K SISU - Freestyle

$70 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

Virtual 15K Heikki Lunta - Classic

$70 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

Virtual 15K Heikki Lunta - Freestyle

$70 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

Virtual 5K Hauska Hiihto Fun Ski

$35 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

SISU Spectator

$10 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST
Registration Now Open for the 2021 Virtual SISU Ski Fest

If you registered for SISU Ski Fest prior to Oct 1, 2020, please choose one of the options below.


New registrations, simply click one of the Sign Up buttons on the Events or Race pages and you will be led through the registration process.


If you are unsure if you are already registered, click on one of the options below and the system will tell you if there is a registration linked to your email.


Here Are Your Options:

We have created a fun, competitive virtual event with great swag and prizes. You can choose the day and place of your race, challenge friends using our unique A-G-E "SISU Factor" to even the playing field, or simply complete the distance at your own pace and on your own terms and get in on the random prize drawings.

If for any reason you determine the 2021 Virtual SISU Ski Fest is not for you, you may transfer your registration to SISU Ski Fest 2022 until November 15, 2020. On November 16 you will be transferred to the virtual race and your registration will become nonrefundable.

With this choice your registration fee will be earmarked as a donation to SISU Ski Fest's community grants program. SISU Ski Fest is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. Every year we give about $3,000 in community grants to promote outdoor recreation and silent sports, especially cross country skiing, in the Gogebic Range, Western Upper Peninsula, and Northern Wisconsin.


The 2021 Virtual SISU Ski Fest will take place January 4-17, 2021. Please join us to celebrate Nordic skiing and show your SISU during this challenging time!

We will mail your racer packet loaded with gifts and your racer bib. You may ski your race at ABR, home to 2/3 of the traditional SISU racecourse, or anywhere you choose! You have the option to submit your self-timed result through RunSignup to win fabulous prizes. 

Sisu is a Finnish cultural concept encompassing strength and determination in the face of adversity. It involves 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 the challenging events despite cold temperatures, snow conditions, hilly courses, competitive pressure, AND now a worldwide pandemic!

Racer Gifts

Neck Gaiter by Borah Teamwear
2021 SISU Pin
HEED, Hammer Gel and Endurofizz tablets.
Pasty Coupon
ABR Trails Day Pass
2021 Racer Bib

Registration Packets will be mailed every Monday starting December 7th, through January 4th.


30K SISU & 15K Heikki Lunta Top 25 Awards
Cash and prizes valued at over $5,000!
Awards are posted on

Hauska Hiihto 5K Fun Ski
Discount priced for fun! No awards.

Random Prizes Drawings

Over 160 prizes, total value over $5,000!
All finishers in the 30K and 15K events are entered into our random prize drawings, so post your finishing time asap!

Random prize drawings will be held daily starting Friday, January 7th, 2021, and ending Monday, January 18th.

Anyone who has posted a finish time will be eligible for the random prize of the day - so the earlier you complete your race, the more chances to win.

Prizes are posted on

Sorry, 5K Fun Ski not eligible for random prize drawings.

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!

SISU Ski Fest
PO Box 333
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Race Website

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Course Map

We will have race courses with K markers posted at ABR throughout the two-week race period.

Paper maps will be available. Maps will also be uploaded to the RaceJoy app.


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