Mar 10 - 12 2017
15th Annual Wasatch Powderkeg Backcountry Ski Race...

15th Annual Wasatch Powderkeg Backcountry Ski Race...

Presented by Wasatch Powderkeg Committee at Brighton Ski Resort

The 15th annual Wasatch Powder Keg backcountry ski race will be held on March 10, 11 and 12 2017 at Brighton Ski Resort. The Powder Keg is a test of speed, strength and endurance for any backcountry skier. This year will once again feature 3 races and racers have the option of doing any individual race or all 3 races.

Friday afternoon will be a Sprint race followed by the mandatory pre-race meeting for the Saturday and Sunday races.

Saturday will be the traditional Powder Keg Individual Race. The race will have captivating views of Heber Valley, Mt Nebo, Mt Timpanogos, and the Cottonwood Canyons. The race and heavy metal divisions will cover 11 miles and have 6 climbs for a little over 6,000’ of climbing. The Recreational division will cover 6.5 miles and have 4 climbs for 3,500’ of climbing. All divisions will have categories for male/female.

Sunday will be a Technical Teams Race (teams of 2). The course will have 6 climbs and over 9,000’ of climbing. The highlight of the course will be the fixed ropes climbing up and traversing Mt Millicent. Racers will be required to work as a team to complete the course and incorporate mountaineering skills to ascend and traverse the roped section.

There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony, and large raffle (with hundreds of winners and free swag!) following the Saturday and Sunday races at the Milly Chalet. For more details see www.wasatchpowderkeg.com.

Admission Info

race registration is at www.wasatchpowderkeg.com

 

 

Phone: 612-599-6892

Email: chad@wasatchpowderkeg.com

Dates & Times

2017/03/10 - 2017/03/12

Additional time info:

There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony, and large raffle (with hundreds of winners and free swag!) following the Saturday and Sunday races at Brighton’s Milly Chalet. For more details see www.wasatchpowderkeg.com.

Location Info

Brighton Ski Resort

8302 South Brighton Loop Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84121