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9 kilometers of food, snow, skiing

Taste 'n Tour participants sample meals from local restaurants.

 

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Joel Lammers of Oconomowoc, Wis., skis past Hiawatha in Ironwood during Saturday's Sisu Ski Fest.

IRONWOOD - Nearly 200 people participated in the annual Taste 'n Tour as part of Sisu Ski Fest Saturday in Ironwood.

The event has been going on for five years, since the start of the ski fest, and according to Rick Semo, race committee member and volunteer coordinator, the event goes over very well.

"I think it's been very popular," Semo said. "We have to limit it, because there is only so much food, but it works out perfect."

Participants enjoy samples of meals from local restaurants and ski 9 kilometers to each eating destination.

Meals are served in different spots along the ski trail, starting at Norrie Park.

Semo said the Taste 'n Tour allows for non-racers to participate in the annual ski fest.

"To me, this is the most fun event," Semo said. "It's such a blast. Participants can ski on the race course, and have a great time."

Skiers dined on a variety of options, including chili, pasta, desserts and vegetarian options.

As for next year, Semo has one thing to say to those who might not participate.

"You would be foolish not to," he said.