Picture of skiers on course
Picture of skiers on course
Black Diamond presents
- the 18th annual -

Wasatch Powderkeg

February 29 - March 1, 2020
Hosted by Brighton Ski Resort
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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