February 23 - 24, 2019

The Wasatch Powder Keg

8302 South Brighton Loop Road

Brighton, UT Individual, Vertical

Registration Ended Thu. Feb 21, 2019 @ 6:30 PM


The 19th annual Wasatch Powder Keg backcountry race will (barring COVID complications) be held on February 27 - 28, 2021 at Brighton Ski Resort. The Powder Keg is a test of speed, strength, and endurance for any backcountry skier. This year will feature a Saturday Individual Race and a Sunday Vertical Race.

In lieu of the traditional BBQ and awards ceremony, we are planning a virtual raffle with tons of gear from our fantastic sponsors.

Registration closes at 6:00pm the Wednesday before the events.

For more details see www.wasatchpowderkeg.com.


Saturday will be the traditional Powder Keg individual race, with a few changes from previous years. We are exploring new course options, but plan on simplifying things and having a Long Course (~5500 feet of climbing), Short Course (~3200 feet of climbing), and Novice (~2400 feet of climbing) option.

As always, the race will have captivating views of Heber Valley, Mt Nebo, Mt Timpanogos, and the Cottonwood Canyons. Any racer with a ski/binding weight of 1,450g (51oz) or less, must race the Race division.

Sunday - will be a Vertical Race from Milly Chalet to the top of the Milly Express lift.


U14 – Ages 14 and under. Birth year 2007 & under
U16 – Ages 16 and under. Birth year 2007 - 2005
U18 – Ages 17-18. Birth year 2004-2003
U20 – Ages 19-20. Birth year 2002-2001
U23 – Ages 21-22-23. Birth year 2000-1999-1998
Masters – Ages 45+. Birth year 1976 or prior


Long Course:

  • Open Men / Women
  • Master Men / Women
  • Heavy Metal Men / Women (ski/binding > 1450 g)
  • Splitboard Men / Women
  • U23 Men / Women
  • U20 Men / Women
  • U18 Men

Short Course:
  • Open Men / Women
  • Master Men / Women
  • Heavy Metal Men / Women (ski/binding > 1450 g)
  • Splitboard Men / Women
  • U18 Women
  • U16 Men / Women

Novice Course:
  • Open (No prizes)
  • U14 Men / Women



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