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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.

Big Changes for the 2017 Wasatch Powder Keg

Happy New Year!  We hope everyone has been training hard, racing, and skiing lots of great powder. As long as skiing powder is great race training, the Powder Keg Race Committee has been training hard. We have some big race … Continue reading

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2014 Race Video

Thanks Ryndi Zastrow of Always Forward Sports for putting together a great video of the 2014 Wasatch Powder Keg.

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Thanks for a Successful 2014 Wasatch Powder Keg

Thanks to all of the racers and volunteers that made the 2014 North American Championships and Vertfest races a huge success. We had a great Sprint event Friday night that.  It featured an approximate 300 foot course that had a … Continue reading

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Race Update – 3 days to go

Race week is always a hectic time for the Powder Keg Race Committee.  We have much of the course setting materials staged around Brighton and will start setting course early Wednesday morning. The weather looks perfect for the race.  We … Continue reading

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2014 Powder Keg Required Race Gear

We are less than 2 weeks from race date!  If you haven’t registered, please do so early so that we can plan accordingly and not run out of post race BBQ food like we have in the past.  Similar to … Continue reading

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Official 2014 Powder Keg and Vertfest Poster

Thanks for the great design work Jim.

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2014 Wasatch Powder Keg and Vertfest Registration

Registration is open for the 2014 Wasatch Powder Keg and Vertfest Clinics. We are excited this year to be partnering with the Outdoor Research Vertfest. Vertfest will be brining 2 full days of clinics to Brighton.  A full race weekend … Continue reading

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Wasatch Powder Keg Partners with Vertfest for 2014

The Wasatch Powder Keg, presented by Voile USA, is proud to announce that the 2014 Wasatch Powder Keg Ski Mountaineering race will be a part of the 2014 Vertfest Tour, presented by Outdoor Research!  The Utah stop of Vertfest brings … Continue reading

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2014 Wasatch Powder Keg Final Date

Although we are in the middle of summer, the Powder Keg Race Committee has been busy with plans for the 2014 race for several weeks.  The 2014 race has been scheduled for the weekend of March 7-9. We are excited … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap – 2013 Powder Keg

Wow, what a week. Over the summer, we decided that it would be great to try to put together a 3 day race weekend that could be a destination race for people. For out-of-towners, it can be hard to justify … Continue reading

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