10th annual SISU Ski Fest set for Ironwood this weekend

IRONWOOD — The 10th annual SISU Ski Fest takes place near Ironwood this weekend.

The event’s centerpiece are the 31-kilometer SISU and 15K Heikki Lunta point-to-point cross country ski races held Saturday between the ABR Trails north to downtown Ironwood.

A noncompetitive 5K Hauska Hiihto Fun Ski will also be held that day, along with a Finnish stew and pasty meal and awards ceremony. That evening, event organizers will hold a free party at the Ironwood Theatre featuring the musical group Conga se Menne.

Friday opens the weekend with the Depot Dash for kids 10 years and under in Ironwood and concludes Sunday morning with the fat-tire bike Try Out the Trails event.

An expo will also be held from late Friday afternoon through Saturday at the Memorial Building.

For information on online or in-person registration, visit the Web site sisuskifest.com.