Eaglecrest is excited to announce the Powder Keg Cup! It's an after-hours uphill-downhill race series that will be held on three Saturdays in March! Racers will have to
Eaglecrest is excited to announce the Powder Keg Cup! It’s an after-hours uphill-downhill race series that will be held on three Saturdays in March!
Racers will have to skin, splitboard, or snowshoe to the top of Eaglecrest, and then race back down to the bottom!
The rules are pretty simple. We’ll have a mass start at the Hooter Chairlift base. Each race will loosely follow a designated route all the way to the top of Ptarmigan. Once there, racers will transition their equipment and race downhill as fast (and safely) as possible. The finish line is the same as the starting line. First one to cross wins!
Points will be awarded to all racers based on the results. Because this is a three-race series, we will crown overall champions by averaging racers’ two best point totals. If you can’t make all three races, don’t worry, just make sure you’re here for two out of three!
There will be men’s and women’s divisions for ski, tele, splitboard, and snowshoe. We didn’t have any snowshoers for the first race, but you’re are welcome to join in Races 2 &3! Note: the way down has to be on skis and snowboard.
No matter your division, competitive spirit, costumes, and shenanigans are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded accordingly. Bragging rights are eternal!
Saturday, March 9
Saturday, March 16
Saturday, March 23
$15 Per Race
$30 For All Three Races
3:00 PM – Registration Opens @ Old Tower Bar
4:15 PM – Rules Meeting @ Hooter Chairlift Base
4:30 PM – Mass Start @ Hooter Chairlift Base
6:30 PM – Awards Ceremony @ Old Tower Bar
Race #1 – Uphill Checkpoints @ Base of Black Bear & Top of Ptarmigan, East Side Downhill
Race #2 – Uphill Checkpoints @ Top of Hooter & Top of Ptarmigan, East & Middle Downhill
Race #3 – Free For All*
Men’s Ski Division: 1st place for each race is 50 points, 2nd place is 48 points, 3rd place is 46, etc. 11th and below each get 30 points.
Women’s Ski Division: 1st place for each race is 50 points, 2nd place is 48 points, 3rd place is 46, etc. 11th and below each get 30 points.
Men’s Split Division: 1st place for each race is 50 points, 2nd place is 45 points, 3rd place is 40, etc. 5th and below each get 30 points.
Women’s Split Division: same as above.
Men’s Tele Division: same as above.
Women’s Tele Division: same as above.
Eaglecrest Grill will be open late with snacks.
Old Tower Bar will be open, serving beer & wine.
Racers must be 21+ years of age or older to participate. Minors are allowed to race with a parent/guardian present to sign the waiver. Racers must carry an avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe.
9 (Saturday) 3:00 PM - 23 (Saturday) 7:00 PM