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Powder Keg Triple Crown Ski Mountaineering Race and Backcountry Events

February 23-25, 2018

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: $15 (No day-of registration)


  • 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
  • Cadet (15-17) and Viking (under 14) 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 15, 2018 to reserve your technical race shirt

Register for all 3 events for $150 per person (no registration after 6 PM Thursday night – 22 February 2018).

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.


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