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Sprint course

The Powderkeg sprint race will take place at Solitude Ski area!

The sprint race is a short-format event consisting of a skin section, a booting section, and a clearly marked gate descent.

Course overview

As the title implies, this is a very fast race, and is based on completing the total course in approximately 3 minutes for the fastest racers. The total ascent and descent is about 100m, with athletes starting and finishing in almost the same point. The first round is an individual qualification with athletes starting one after the other every 20 seconds, after the qualifying round athletes face each other in heats of 6.

Although the ascent is usually on well packed snow, the descent is supposed to be fun and can be off-piste, with gates and with small jumps.

Sprint races typically have qualifying phases, quarter- finals, semi-finals and a final round. Races have a maximum of six athletes per heat.