jack frost festival

Top 5 Winter Events In The Western U.P.

Ironwood’s Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Ironwood December 4th at 6 pm

Come and experience the best Holiday Parade in the U.P! A fun time for the whole family showcasing floats, bands, snow groomers, clubs, and the famous shovel brigade. Events happening before the parade can be found here Jack Frost Festival – Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce (ironwoodchamber.org)


Big Snow Resort Blackjack Torchlight Parade and Fireworks December 31st at 8pm

Ring in the New Year with the famous torchlight parade and fireworks on the slopes of Big Snow Resorts Blackjack Ski Hill! A fun filled night for the whole family to make memories ringing in 2022! Big Snow Resort | Event & Activities Calendar


SISU SKI FEST January 7-9th

You’ll want to be part of the action as we kick off the return of live, in-person ski racing here in the Midwest. Highlights so far include: 30K SISU & 15K Heikki Lunta ski races. 5K Hauska Hiihto Fun Ski. Widened start area. New “Finnish” Line in downtown Ironwood’s new City Square. The SISU race course begins at ABR Trails and ends in downtown Ironwood. Be apart of one of the most unique ski races in in the country. Watch and cheer as racers ski with SISU, a word we all know well living in the wild U.P!

Learn more here SISU Website (sisuskifest.com)


USSA Pro Cup Snowmobile Olympus January 7th-9th at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds

Get ready for snowmobile racing right here in Ironwood! This year is bigger and better than ever. Watch snowmobiles fly around a fast half mile track. Fun for the whole family!

Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus | Ironwood, MI 49938


Copper Peak Hill Climb at Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill President’s Day weekend February 19-20th

One of the biggest Snowmobile Events in the Entire Midwest is the MASTERS Copper Peak Snowmobile/Snow Bike Hillclimb. After an absence of over 5 years, the Hillclimb at the Western Hemisphere’s largest Ski Flying Facility is returning.

This Hillclimb has drawn THOUSANDS of FANS over the years.  Fans come from all over the Midwest to see which racers have the GUTS and the Skills to make it over the top.  If they don’t make it over the top…well, you can imagine what happens!

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