The Wasatch Powderkeg is a backcountry ski race in the heart of the central Wasatch mountains, just outside of Salt Lake City.
Racers will test their endurance and skill as they ascend and descend the mountains around Brighton Ski Resort, all the while taking in the views of the Heber Valley, Mt Nebo, Mt Timpanogos, and the Cottonwood Canyons.
Don't own spandex? That's ok -- the Powderkeg celebrates those that love the backcountry by offering shorter recreational and youth divisions.
Each racer will receive an entry into our legendary raffle, which is made possible by our awesome sponsors.
Join Utah's annual backcountry celebration!
Updates for 2023
The Watach Powderkeg is the Senior and Youth National Championships for Vertical, Sprint, and Individual.
Friday night vertical race: the Friday night vertical is back! Come do a quick lap while completing packet pickup.
Pint race: an introductory skimo course for 10 and under.
The Powderkeg is a USA Skimo sanctioned race, and will be the 2023 National Championship race for Seniors, Masters and Youth.