One of the longer running skimo races in the U.S. is coming up in a couple of weeks. These guys know how to put on a great event. Great course and ample volunteer support make for a fun day out. Here's what the promoters have to say:
On March 10, Brighton Ski Resort will host the 10th Annual Wasatch Powder Keg backcountry race. The Powder Keg is a test of speed, strength, and endurance for any backcountry skier. The race will have captivating views of Heber Valley, Mt Nebo, Mt Timpanogos, and the Cottonwood Canyons. The race division will cover 11 miles and have 6 climbs for a little over 6,000’ of climbing. The Recreational division will cover 6.5 miles and have 4 climbs for 3,500’ of climbing. Within each division there will be categories for male and female. Within the Race division there will be categories for male/female and Race/Heavy Metal. This year we will also be having a short, spectator friendly sprint event prior to the awards ceremony. There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony, and raffle following the race at the Milly Chalet. For registration or more details see www.wasatchpowderkeg.com.
See you there. - Brian