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Sisu aims for 800 skiers in 2021


January 17, 2020

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Gary Zimbric, left, of Wausau, Wisconsin; Kim Hughes (306) of Waunakee, Wisconsin; Tim Wilkie (52) of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin; Jon Furlow (64) of Minneapolis, and Chris Bowman (55) of Minneapolis, approach the Kinnunen Road Aid Station, the first stop for 30K skiers on the first leg of the Sisu Ski Fest on Saturday.


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IRONWOOD - By all accounts it was a very successful event, said Jackie Powers, race director of the 11th Sisu Ski Fest on Saturday.

"I think it's brought a lot of community pride and has given Ironwood a piece of its identity," said Powers, noting the planning team is aiming for 800 skiers at the 12th Sisu Ski Fest in 2021.

There were 755 registered skiers for Saturday's event. That was more than matching the 680 skiers who came in 2019, with credit to the good weather bringing 75 more skiers than expected, she said.

"I think there was a bigge...

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