Anyone with a combined single ski/binding weight of 1,450 gram (51 ounces) or less must race the race division. An example of this gear is Ski Trab Free Rando Lite skis with Dynafit Low Tech Lite bindings.
Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd places in the following categories for Saturday’s Races
We will be following ISMF rules this year for mandatory gear. New this year, MASKS ARE MANDATORY in the start/finish area and racers are asked to have a second mask in their backpack. Complete gear list
This is a self-supported race. All of the above equipment must be carried by the racer throughout the entire race. Equipment inspections will occur prior to race start and may also occur at checkpoints.
The Long Course will have long sections of steep, mixed terrain up to a Double Black Diamond rated run in a resort and may include moguls, variable snow, and natural obstacles.
The entry fees are: See registration page for race fees
A portion of all race proceeds goes to the Utah Avalanche Center to help promote a safe backcountry.
Saturday: Expected times are from 2 to 5 hours. There will be a cut-off time at a pre-determined course checkpoint to ensure all racers are done within 5 hours.
Sunday: Depending on the format, the race will last from 5-40 minutes (depending on if it is sprint or king of the hill)
The race will be held on a modified course if conditions require it.
All racers must park at the Brighton Store. There will be a shuttle to take racers the 1/4th mile to Milly Chalet.
No, you do not need a lift ticket for the race, but you do need to follow the Skiers Responsibility Code at all times when you are in the resort boundaries.
We will be offering discounted Brighton Lift Tickets for yourself or your family that are valid Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
We will be offering single ride tickets on the Milli Express lift if your friends and family want to watch the race from the top of the lift. Spectators will not be allowed to boot up Mt Millicent due to the limited space available on the summit.
The course will be marked by flagging and bamboo at all regular intervals. All crucial points will be well marked. All checkpoints will be well marked.
It is the racer’s responsibility to study the course and course maps and be familiar with the terrain.
The course is generally well protected by either being in-bounds at the resort or following safe travel protocols.
There are 4 areas that have more avalanche exposure than the rest of the course. The Snow Safety Director will determine which (if any) of these areas need to be modified based on avalanche conditions the day before the race.
There will be a short awards ceremony immediately following the finish of the top 3 athletes in each division. Our normal post-race party and refreshments has been cancelled this year due to Covid-19 limitations on gatherings.
See the Course info page.
Long Course will be approximately 5,500 feet of gain. Short Course will be 3,500 feet of gain and Novice course will be 2,400 feet of gain.
No, there will be no aid stations. This is a fully self-supported race.
We will provide Wasatch Nectar, the official fuel of Wasatch Powderkeg, at the start of the race.
You must carry all of the food/water you need for the 2-5 hours with you. You cannot pick up food you drop before the race.
No, you must start with all the gear you require and finish with all the gear you start with.
Contact Canyon Transportation at 801-255-1841, use Super Shuttle, or a taxi.
The Salt Lake City International Airport has all of the major car rental companies.
You can contact Canyon Transportation (801-255-1841) or call a taxi.
Brighton Lodge: 800-873-5512, ext 120
Mount Majestic Properties has a wide variety of homes, cabins, and condos that can be rented. Call 888-236-0667 or 435-655-5609.
Ski Utah Homes: ten minute walk to the lift bases. Call Randy at 801-205-9778
Lodging at Solitude
The Village at Solitude is home to a wide range of accommodations. Call 800-748-4754 or 801-536-5765.
Marriott Residence Inn Cottonwood, 6425 South 3000 East, SLC, UT 84121. 801-453-0430
Days Inn South: 7251 South 300 West, Midvale, UT; 801-566-6677
Best Western Executive Inn: 280 West 7200 South, Midvale, UT; 801-566-4141
Candlewood Suites: 6990 South Park Center Drive, Midvale UT; 801-567-0111
Crystal Inn: 818 East Winchester Street, Murray, UT; 801-685-9300
Homewood Suites: 844 East North Union Avenue, Midvale, UT; 801-561-5999
Intown Suites: 151 West 7200 South, Midvale, UT; 801-567-0312
Motel 6: 7263 South Catalpa; Midvale, UT; 801-561-0058
Studio 6 Suites: 975 East 6600 South; Midvale, UT; 801-685-2102