Picture of skiers on course
Picture of skiers on course
CAMP USA presents
- the 19th annual -

Wasatch Powderkeg

February 27 - February 28, 2021
Hosted by Brighton Ski Resort
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2021 Covid-19 Update

As many of you know the Covid-19 situation in Utah has been tenuous. While we’d love to provide more definitive information, we are trying to stay flexible and adaptable.

Therefore, we will make a final decision on whether there will be a Powderkeg 2021 race near the end of January. If the Covid-19 situation allows for a safe race situation, we will likely notify people and open Registration 2-3 weeks leading up to the race. Please check back here and stay in touch via social media.


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 recognizing Heavy Metal (> 1450g for 1 ski + 1 binding), Split-board, Recreational (shorter) and youth divisions.

Afterward, relax at the base of Brighton and enjoy a burger, beer, provided by Epic Brewery, and a legendary raffle, which is made possible by our awesome sponsors.

Join Utah's annual backcountry celebration!


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Photography provided by Blake Bekken