3 Days of Powder Keg Racing

Powder Keg Racers –

We are excited to announce that this year the Powder Keg will feature 3 days of racing all at Brighton Ski Resort.  We are still working out the details, but at a high level, this is what you can expect.

Friday, March 8

  • Sprint or King of the hill race
  • Pre-race meeting at Milly Chalet

Saturday, March 9

  • Normal Powder Keg race
  • SkiMo clinics sponsored by the US National Team in the afternoon

Sunday, March 10

  • Technical Teams Race: Teams of 2 competing on a more technical course.
  • Some of this course will overlap Saturday’s course, but there will be several additions.
  • We anticipate this rae to have ~8,500′ of climbing
  • The race will have 1-2 standard booters plus 1-2 roped booters requiring harness and ascenders and possibly also requiring crampons.

Please leave us your feedback about the race additions and we will take your comments into account as we plan the courses.

About brackec

The Powder Keg is a test of speed, strength, and endurance for any backcountry skier. The race will have captivating views of Heber Valley, Mt Nebo, Mt Timpanogos, and the Cottonwood Canyons. The race division 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. Within each the race division there will be categories for Race and Heavy Metal. There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony, and raffle following the race at the Milly Chalet.
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2 Responses to 3 Days of Powder Keg Racing

  1. dan says:

    sounds fun. any thoughts on bringing back the splitboard category for this year?

    • brackec says:

      Dan – This year we are going to be focussing our attentions on building out the 3 day event and we will be keeping the divisions the same as last year. these divisions closely match the divisions of other skimo races our the west.

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