Rules

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We will be following ISMF rules this year for all divisions and implementing penalties for the Race Division. The full list of ISMF rules is very detailed. We recommend that all racers review these rules and make sure you are familiar with them. The official rules are on the ISMF site.

  • Uphill is marked with Green, Downhill with Red, Booting sections with Yellow
  • You must ascend with skins
  • You must descend with boots locked and locked into the ski
  • Skis must be attached to a pack in 2 attachment points for all booters
  • Skins must be fully tucked into suit/jacket prior to leaving the transition area
  • All transitions must occur entirely within the marked transition zone
  • Poles must be flat on the ground during all transitions (skiing to skinning, skinning to skiing, skinning to booting, booting to skinning).
  • Race and checkpoint officials can require racers to put on jackets at any time

Waivers

All racers must complete waivers for Brighton and the PowderKeg. Please complete them prior to race day to expedite checkin.

Required Gear

Skis

Minimum length: women - 150cm, men - 160cm

Minimum 750g Ski/Binding for men and 700g for women

Bindings

Toe and heel piece must be same brand

Boots

Rubber sole must cover 75% of boot bottom

Minimum weight 500g for men and 450g for women

Skins

at least 1 pair

Clothing

3 upper body layers

1 layer must be a wind proof layer

1 layer must be short or long sleeved (no tank tops)

2 lower body layers

Helmet

Must meet UIAA 106 of CE EN 12492 standards

Beacon

Conforms to standard EN 300718 457 kHz frequency

Shovel

No snow claws. Minimum length 50 cm.

Probe

No probe poles. Minimum 240cm

Must carry:

  • Poles
  • Gloves
  • Pack
  • Sunglasses

Other optional equipment as required by the race