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Voile presents…….

Powder Keg Triple Crown Ski Mountaineering Race and Backcountry Events and the North American Ski Mountaineering Championships

March 10 – 12, 2017

Friday: Sprint

Saturday: Powder Keg

Sunday: Technical Teams Race




Race registration at UltraSignup

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.

Where: Brighton Ski Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah


  • 4:00 PM Start Time
  • 1 Division
  • Race Stats: 1 climb of 3-5 minutes with switchbacks, a booter, and gate descent
  • Race Entry: $20 (No day-of registration)


  • 7:30 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
  • Junior Division Stats: 3 climbs, 2,400′, 5.3 miles
  • Race Entry: $75 ($85 on Friday, no registration after Friday packet pickup)


  • 7:30 AM Start
  • 1 Division – Teams of 2
  • Race Stats: 6 climbs, 8,600′, 14 miles
  • Required Additional Gear: harness, ascender, via ferrata
  • Race Entry: $75 per person / $150 per team ($85/$170 on Friday, no registration after Friday packet pickup)

Register by February 20, 2017 to reserve your technical race shirt

Register for all 3 events for $150 per person (no registration after 6 PM Thursday night – 09 March 2017).

You must race all 3 events for USSMA points (for the USSMA Cup and overall rankings).

Print, review, and sign the Powder Keg Race Waiver and the Brighton Waiver prior to Friday’s race checkin.