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Powder Keg Ski Mountaineering Race and Backcountry Events

March 10 – 11, 2017

Friday: Vertical Race

Saturday: Individual Race and Backcountry Clinics




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


  • Vertical Race
  • 4:30 PM Start Time
  • 1 Division
  • Race Stats: 1 climb of ~1300′
  • Race Entry: $20 (No day-of registration)


  • Individual Race
    • 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)
  • Backcountry Clinics

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

Register for the backcountry clinics at the UAC event page

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


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