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Powder Keg Ski Mountaineering Race and Backcountry Events

February 22-24, 2019

Friday, February 22: Racer Packet Pickup and Mandatory Prerace Meeting

Saturday, February 23: Individual Race and Backcountry Clinics

Sunday, February 24: Vertical Race

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The Powder Keg will once again be partnering with Utah Avalanche Center for a full day of gear demos, clinics, food, and music. Visit the UAC event page for clinic details.

Friday

  • Packet Pickup 
    • 5:30-6:15
  • Mandatory Prerace Meeting
    • 6:30-7:15
  • Location:
    • Community Room, 2277 East Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Saturday

  • Individual Race
    • 8:00 AM Start Time
    • Elite & Heavy Metal Division Stats:  5 climbs, 6,500′ climbing, 10 miles
    • Rec Division Stats: 3 climbs, 3,700′, 6.5 miles
    • Viking (<14) and Cadet (14-17) Division Stats: 3 climbs, 2,400′, 5.3 miles
    • Race Entry:
      • $65 before February 1
      • $75 February 1-February 21 (registration closes at 6PM)
      • $85 Friday, February 22 packet pickup, no registration after Friday packet pickup
  • Backcountry Clinics
  • Location: Milly Base of Brighton Ski Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Sunday

  • Vertical /Race
    • 7:30AM Start Time
    • Elite/Open Division: ~1,400′
    • Cadet Division: ~900′
    • Race Entry
      • $15 before February 21 (registration closes at 6PM)
      • $20 on February 22 Individual Race Meeting
      • No Day of Registration
  • Location: Milly Base of Brighton Ski Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Review and sign the Powder Keg Race Waiver and the Brighton Waiver prior to Friday’s race check-in.


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The Powder Keg is operated on United States National Forest System Lands on a permit issued by the Salt Lake Ranger District