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.
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 just a "Long Course" and "Short Course" option, with divisions (Race, Heavy Metal, Splitboard, Masters, Cadet, Viking, etc) for each distance.
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.
Powder Keg Divisions
The Vertical race will have a Senior and Junior divisions with categories for male/female.
The Saturday Powder Keg race will have categories for male/female as well as the 3 divisions in each category. Please note the new minimum weight regulation for the Heavy Metal Division.